The Culture of Fear

The culture of fear is more relevant and present than ever. All around us the fear of uncertainty is being mass marketed by opportunists seeking to grip and lead us by a leash. These opportunists come from all ranges of the power and influence spectrum- the media, large corporations, politicians. Every culture centres around a... Continue Reading →

Success: A Matter of Skill and Luck

"[N]ot rock stars, not professional athletes, not software billionaires, and not even geniuses ever make it alone." - Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success It's striking to think of all the "successful" people in our history being anything but extraordinary. From the way they think, to the way they changed humanity, one can hardly... Continue Reading →

For Your Listening Pleasure

Over the holidays, I came across an article in The Atlantic titled “The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016”. I had never paid much attention to podcasts before, but was interested in finding more of them to subscribe to on iTunes. The first podcast I had ever listened to was Serial, which features real-life crime stories.... Continue Reading →

Capitalize On Your Successes in 2017

Now that we’ve settled ourselves into a new year, it’s time to pause and take a step back before continuing to run ahead. In this case, stop doesn't mean go, and go means yellow. Three weeks have passed since making your new year's resolutions and I’m betting that most of you have tossed that cliché... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Question

As I stare at the blinking monitor on my computer screen, searching for a topic, I am somehow drawn to the Ultimate topic, or, as Douglas Adams--author of the irreverent and existential Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series-- calls it, The Ultimate Question: The Meaning of Life, the Universe and Everything. This is, understatedly, a complex question.  Not... Continue Reading →

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