Democracy (Political Rant)

Rant alert… oh, and I may get a little bit political… (sorry) Why would I want to write about Democracy? Democracy is a good thing, right? What’s to discuss? Well, I always thought democracy was a good thing but perhaps now I think it’s just the best we have whilst in itself being as fundamentally flawed as any other system. Most things don’t work in their extremes but do work in some kind of moderation. e.g. drinking a fine wine. Extreme Capitalism doesn’t work (too unfair on poorer in society) – nor does extreme Socialism/Communism (not enough meritocratic incentives for … Read The Full Article …

Blogging (aka How To Write A Blog Post)

Just write it. Getting started is the hardest part. There’s nothing difficult about the process of actually writing a blog post. Get yourself onto WordPress (don’t bother using any other platform if you’re just getting started), click on New Post and then write something. Make it rough and ready, say what you think, have something you want to say of course, but then just say it. The Headline There is a lot you can put into a good headline. Subscribe to a few popular blogs about blogging (just google it, it won’t take you long to find the top ones. … Read The Full Article …

Zepp (aka The Quest for Improvement)

Have you ever wanted to get better at anything but struggled because it was something complex? I have. In fact my two passions at the moment, Golf and Table Tennis both fit that description. Both of these activities ritually humiliate and frustrate me. Golf is well known for being a difficult and frustrating sport. To master it is difficult as it’s a very technical game and a lot of the movements necessary to perform a really good golf swing consistently are a little counter-intuitive compared to the movements we are used to making in our everyday lives. I won’t go … Read The Full Article …

YouTubers (aka A World with Blurred Boundaries)

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an architect. OK, so I ended up giving up on that idea because when I looked into it it seemed a very long route to get there with lots of years of study before I’d actually start earning any decent money – so I went into IT instead – but I still think architect would have been pretty cool for me. I suppose for a stretch of my career I did end up working in (IT) Strategy & Architecture, so that’s something. My son also likes … Read The Full Article …

Violence (aka What Has Happened To Our Humanity?)

Madness. The cycle of stupidity: Make weapons Sell weapons to friends (who could later turn out to be enemies) Spend millions going to war (airstrikes, friendly fire, reduce entire cities to rubble, kill innocent civilians, breed more hatred) Spend millions cleaning up the mess we’ve made Make more weapons (go to step 1) What has happened to our humanity? Today’s world feels like an even more twisted version of 1984. Violence breeds violence. Madness.

Overthinking: How To Retrain Your Brain To Think Less

Do you agonize over the simplest decision? Do you replay again and again in your head past dialogues or hypothetical ones you wished you had? Do you worry about the consequences of your actions to the point where it’s keeping you awake at night? You are an overthinker. Just like more than half the female population in the US and more than 70% of 25 to 35 year-olds. The good news… thinking IS a good thing. It helps with processing information, making informed decisions, solving problems. The more you think, the more you stimulate your brain, the more intelligent you … Read The Full Article …