What is work ethic?

You can’t teach someone work ethic. You can’t. “Work ethic is a belief that hard work and diligence have a moral benefit and an inherent ability, virtue or value to strengthen character”, Wikipedia instructs. In my past 18 years of professional interaction with people, I found that work ethic is a deeply personal experience which… Continue reading What is work ethic?

4 Steps I Always Take To Fail

Success is counted sweetestBy those who ne’er succeed.To comprehend a nectarRequires sorest need. I’m a failed entrepreneur, which makes me a great employee. I’m a failed implementer, which makes me a great architect. I have a track record of unsuccesful projects, which makes me a great analyst. I failed at so many things I basically lost… Continue reading 4 Steps I Always Take To Fail

Opportunity Is What Happens When Luck Meets Preparation

Take the other pill: Yet, who am I to argue with Seneca? I think, all opportunity is based on a weird arrangement of the universe, on a specific moment. I think, there is no opportunity without luck. This might well be the reason for ninety-nine in one hundred startups failing. And, it is a soothing fact for… Continue reading Opportunity Is What Happens When Luck Meets Preparation

​It’s laws that are made to be broken, not rules!

Rules should be challenged. Laws should be broken. Both laws and rules are conventions we choose to respect so that we are allowed by other humans to thrive on our own. Yet laws are far more complex than rules. Rules should be simple. Laws should be complex. Complex rules and complicated laws are nothing but inflicted… Continue reading ​It’s laws that are made to be broken, not rules!

Be Better: Don’t Be Hooked ™

“all humans are motivated to seek pleasure and avoid pain, to seek hope and avoid fear, and finally, to seek social acceptance and avoid rejection.” ― Nir Eyal, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products First, ignore pleasure Pleasure is temporary. Pleasure comes to you without your effort of seeking it out. The only thing you have to… Continue reading Be Better: Don’t Be Hooked ™

I hate team buildings and after hours parties. I do. They suck.

The old joke “mandatory fun” is true 100%. Why should anyone care to spend even more time in the same social setting after throwing the bulk of their week at it? I mean, if you can’t be friends, nice, helpful, human, with the people that help you feed your children, during at least forty hours a… Continue reading I hate team buildings and after hours parties. I do. They suck.

The 5 stages of entrepreneurship

Stage One: Drive What most people lack, and the reason we’re divided as a society between go getters and settlers, is drive. When you are driven, you suddenly have time. Why? Because you somehow make that time. When you are driven, you suddenly can . Why? Because you jump in. When you are driven, you suddenly find… Continue reading The 5 stages of entrepreneurship

Inspiration is a myth

The thing about inspiration is: it doesn’t exist on its own! It all starts with wishful thinking: Hope and action together result in Wishful Thinking All inspirational messages are wishful thinking made of hope and action. “Everything happens for a reason!”, … means: let’s hope there is a reason that will justify our self indulging actions. “Life is… Continue reading Inspiration is a myth

It is Not OK to be a content consultant, an online content marketer, a personal development…

As any of the above you have a direct vested interest in people quitting their jobs, following their dreams, starting up companies, as many as possible, loosing sight of the immediate to focus on some hazy future success, feel under appreciated, feel like they’re lost, feel like a failure, feel bad in general, or mediocre.… Continue reading It is Not OK to be a content consultant, an online content marketer, a personal development…

Work Life Balance Takes Work And Life To Make “Balance”

Are you thinking about having it all? You know, a baby, a spouse, a multi million dollar golden parachute crowning your executive level career, yearly vacation time, healthy eating, exercise, sex, spirituality and philosophical musings about the amazement of existing? That’s not even an exhaustive list. You know the exhaustive list is infinite, don’t you?… Continue reading Work Life Balance Takes Work And Life To Make “Balance”

When Sun and Rain compromise, the result is Rainbow.

How to compromise without diminishing yourself? I don’t know exactly, but think about it … Mediocrity comes from middle and height. A human reaching on mediocrity is shortening its stature. Not height, that’d be a horror movie. Stature. We bow to become more average. That is the great work of relationships. How to function independently, how… Continue reading When Sun and Rain compromise, the result is Rainbow.

How to be your best self

Control yourself but neverDeny yourself. Loose yourself butProtect yourself. Apply yourself don’tDo it yourself. Touch yourself butKeep it to yourself. Grab yourself andSave yourself. Be yourself butSuit yourself. Work with yourself toExpress yourself. Contain yourself but don’tKick yourself. Top yourself but don’tFuck yourself. Validate yourself but don’tPraise yourself. Push yourself thenTreat yourself. Help yourself toLove… Continue reading How to be your best self

Twenty three lists in one medium search

If you want to stop clicking listicles, this is it! Stare at lists of lists: 3 Ways Family Businesses Give Female Millennial Entrepreneurs an Advantage 5 Female Millennial Entrepreneur Fears and How to Manage Them 453 Ways the Youth Are Shaping the World 3 Step-Guide to Stop Undermining Yourself as a Female Millennial Entrepreneur 10 Steps to… Continue reading Twenty three lists in one medium search

Reinventing the wheel might be the best thing you can do

Reinventing the wheel is bad for society, but awesome for you. 3, 2, 1 GO! 20 websites that will make you smarter14 articles that will raise your self esteem91 podcasts about success4 billionaires sharing their success stories1 story on how I did it45 places to see and 45 ways to be Read more books. Read more… Continue reading Reinventing the wheel might be the best thing you can do

10 hard things in life

Hard things require a huge inner fight against the natural instinct, against outside pressure to conform, against learned stereotypes, against tiredness, against hedonism, against pessimism, against anger, against love. You’d think that handling multi million operations is a tough job. You’d imagine anyone knows a thing or two about eating, having sex, socializing and enjoying… Continue reading 10 hard things in life

How to win the lottery or have an IPO-ing startup

How do you win when your chances are one in a million? Here are the best approaches to follow and hope for the best: Strategy 1: play the same numbers over and over again This is the all time favorite. Of course, it’s a golden shiny example of gambler’s fallacy: it seems to them that each… Continue reading How to win the lottery or have an IPO-ing startup

If you wouldn’t do your job for free, its ok to carry on doing it.

And have a peaceful mind and a happy life too A while ago LifeHacker articulated this title for some article: If You Wouldn’t Do Your Job For Free, Then Quit Sure, it sounds good for a headline, but in reality this is a really bad advice. Why? Well, consider the average person. Not only do they… Continue reading If you wouldn’t do your job for free, its ok to carry on doing it.

Be happy working on your own

Easy, peasy but not measly I have heard among colleagues, and also among some people I follow online, a bunch of grumpy talk about how freelancing and independent work is doubtfully a progress, about how working from home makes you not leave the house at all, or about how hard it is to have a stable… Continue reading Be happy working on your own

Ambiguity and corporate entrepreneurship

I have seen the questions below being used as pre-interview questions. Here are some possible answers: What might be some possible actions that a leader can take to manage ambiguity? Well, how about a map reduce algorithm? 1. map the ambiguity sources to clarification procedures, which are basically steps to follow in order to eliminate… Continue reading Ambiguity and corporate entrepreneurship

Don’t run out of money

Iced budgets are better than ice cream Walking on water and working by specification are possible if both are frozen. Edward V. Berard True but add frozen budgeting to the mix. In spending money, like in all the other areas of a project, you will find unexpected situations, situations that don’t conform to the original plan. When you… Continue reading Don’t run out of money