Yes, but…

Years ago one of my mentors taught me the power of sharing effective feedback how it carries over to almost all parts of our communication as a whole. I wasn’t convinced because it appeared to be just a small change — from “yes, but…” to “yes, and…”. That doesn’t sound like a lot, right? Precisely […]

Staying on top of your field with content overload

I found myself organising my Feeds yesterday. Mostly taking out the inactive feeds and deleting a few that weren’t adding value. And then, I deleted a whole stack of grouped feeds because I got frustrated. There’s so much stuff to read that you just cannot prioritise. Yes, I know there’ll be some I can still […]

Eight habits of highly creative communities

Bumped into this fantastic video inspired by David Ogilvy’s book Eternal Pursuit of Unhappiness (I hear it’s hard to find). Hat tip to Farnham Street for mentioning it in their post on the Eternal Pursuit of Unhappiness. It’s a must read! While the book highlights the culture and Ogilvy & Mather’s enduring legacy that’s built […]

When giving up just isn’t an option

The choices that we have today have ruined us. Seriously, just stop and think of the hardest three things that you do on a daily basis. Don’t have alternatives that will make your life so much easier? I know the answer almost always is “it depends.” But you can’t ignore the fact that the choices […]

How France has its death-grip on Africa

I felt like an ignorant moron after watching this video and a related BBC report on France’s neocolonialism through its CFA franc monetary system. This video below was an eye opener for me. It talks about France’s neocolonialism through its CFA franc monetary system. The system mandates it’s former colonies to put 50% of their […]

How Tobias Lütke built Shopify

I first heard this episode earlier this year and then again a couple of days back. I first heard this episode on NPR’s How I built This podcast earlier this year and then again a couple of days back. I was driving when the episode finished and I couldn’t resist but pullover my car and […]