Category Archives: Self-leadership

A Saturday morning habit that helps me be less stupid

Story I recently started a new habit. Every Saturday, I go for a 90-minute walk. The trigger to this was reading a book that a friend recommended to me:  “The Road Less Stupid” by Keith Cunningham.   One of the first lines in the book is “Smart people do dumb things.” The message the author tries to convey […]

Caught in a monkey trap?

Apparently, people in India use a simple trick to capture monkeys. The trapper fastens a piece of cord to a tree. On the other end he attaches a coconut. The coconut has a hole just big enough for the monkey to put his hand in. Inside the coconut the trader puts some nuts or something […]

Intuition and decision making

  Use your intuition for better decisions in uncertain situations Have you recently had to make a big decision such as taking a new job, hiring a new employee, starting or ending a business or deciding where to invest? Did you feel you had enough information? How did you go about it? In each of these […]

Wondering what to do next

  STORY I wrote this memo after a great family vacation, travelling down the North-West Coast of the US, and managed to completely disconnect. But back home, I found myself dealing with 9 hours of jet-lag, 2 additional kg around my ribs thanks to American fast food, low energy, and wondering what to do next… […]