(Don’t) read all about it

It was a landmark weekend, wasn’t it? Facebook and streets of the world went rainbow coloured and we’re now, it would seem, living in a new world. More to follow on that soon. Until then, here are three articles that are making me just a little bit smarter this week: Making big decisions is hardContinue reading “(Don’t) read all about it”

Every man is the sum total of his reactions to experience

How is it mid-June already? The year is passing by with change happening faster than I can remember. Not just in my own world, but in the world around us. Just this weekend I was at a concert (heaven forbid) and I spotted a person in the crowd Facetiming her family so they could joinContinue reading “Every man is the sum total of his reactions to experience”

Want to be successful? Be obsessed

Just a day late so rather than starting your day smarter, just continue it instead: Believe you can improve Why do people succeed? How do our conscious and subconscious thoughts impact our ability to achieve greatness? This analysis by Carol Dweck identifies two types of mindset: (1) growth and (2) fixed. The question at theContinue reading “Want to be successful? Be obsessed”

You haven’t got time to read this

Start your week smarter has two changes this week. The first is it’s coming to you on a Monday; thank heavens for bank holidays. The second is that I’ve changed the headline format. I’ll be interested to see if makes a difference in the number of views and comments the post gleans. And so, asContinue reading “You haven’t got time to read this”

How Facebook and Candy Crush got you hooked

Seven days. Thousands of news articles. Here are three that will make me start the coming week smarter: How Facebook and Candy Crush got you hooked I spend a disproportionate amount of time thinking about the internet and what it is doing to us psychologically. Just yesterday I was talking to a group of peopleContinue reading “How Facebook and Candy Crush got you hooked”

Screenshorts are killing the blog

I’m embarking on something new and you’re invited. One of the things I want to do before I’m 30 is start every week smarter than the last. I’ve been publishing these to Linkedin and storing them here on my blog so I can look back in years to come. To do this I’m reigniting a former passion of mine –Continue reading “Screenshorts are killing the blog”