Both nice and rude are roadblocks to change. One because it hides a truth, the other because it distracts from it. Being in the middle is worth the effort.
We are stuck in patterns. We do the same things over and over again. React to the same things in the same way. Behave the same way with the very same person. Think the same thoughts, feel the same feelings, fall into the same narratives. We do this until it becomes our reality, who we … Continue reading The same
In the urgency of now, we often make the mistake of looking at systems as if they were uniform and uncomplicated. Technology increases the chances of such a misunderstanding. We are led to believe that tools and apps magically solve incredible problems as we look at their success ex post, failing to consider the various … Continue reading Systems
News, magazines, social media, broadcasters, experts, webzines, blogs, radios. They are all out there fighting for our attention. And of course they exaggerate the things they say and they write. Here's a double reminder, particularly useful in these days of overexposure and quick bursts of fear. As consumers, we can decide what to dedicate our … Continue reading Double reminder
The first step to achieve most things is figuring out what you want to do. It is true for life, for career, for relationships. It is true for values and purpose too. It is true when deciding what to study, where to go on holidays, whether or not you should move abroad. I know it … Continue reading Simple and difficult
When you are a founder or a co-founder at a startup, you ARE a leader. You might be inexperienced and you might also be not so happy about it. But that is no excuse to not own your responsibilities towards the people in your team. It is no excuse to treat them poorly, to pressure … Continue reading It is today
We think we know, and we know nothing. We think we know how other people feel, think, prioritise, decide. We think we know the full picture of the situation we are in. We think we know what's important, what matters, what everyone should be focused on. We think we know what's going to happen tomorrow, … Continue reading We think we know