EDUCATE YOURSELF WISELY

EDUCATE YOURSELF WISELY

This morning I listened to a traditional roundtable discussion, called Noble Minds, with the 2017 Nobel Laureates at the Grünewald Hall in the Stockholm Concert Hall, hosted by BBC’s Zeinab Badawi. I am always fascinated by the creative ideas and the display of...
SOMETIMES THE WORLD ISN’T READY

SOMETIMES THE WORLD ISN’T READY

I talk a lot, much more than I should, most of the time more than I should. Speaking less and listening more is one of my more elusive traits. I continue to try and strike a better balance between listening and speaking but at best I am a work in progress. I possess a...
GET SERIOUS

GET SERIOUS

I am constantly reminded to take things easy and not to sweat the small stuff. I even recall a very successful book with the same title some years ago. There is no shortage of social media posts either. You know the kind that combine corny worded images with a sad...
CALMNESS

CALMNESS

I work with a colleague who is the embodiment of what it means to be calm. I have been in a number of meetings with her, and I don’t think I have ever seen her losing her cool, ever. She listens carefully and responds with well thought out questions while I am trying...
NO RESPONSE

NO RESPONSE

It came as a big surprise to me when I realised that I don’t have to respond to everything I hear, see or experience. One would think that we would know this, but we get sucked into a world that never shuts up and has primed us with useless rewards to constantly act –...
THE DAY THE WORLD FORGOT

THE DAY THE WORLD FORGOT

As you may or may not be aware, I am a huge cycling fanatic. As I steam up our local hills in my stretched lycra pants, I will admit, I am not necessarily holding my breath to be called to ride in a pro-tour. But there are guys who can and did all of that many times...