Incentives

The economist is primarily concerned with incentives; it is also a science with statistical tools to measure how people respond to those incentives, Positive or negative. And we all learned that from the outset of life. If you toddle over to the hot stove and touch it, you burn a finger. But if you bring […]

Can you turn the page back to find evidence on what to do?

Failure in whichever form is crucial information in times like these, it provides evidence (road map) on how to navigate the mine field, not only in day to day living but emotionally. The question remains, did we embrace failure and accept it or in the alternative was the tough times discounted with no real reflection […]

I Can Help You

“Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.” David Rockefeller. FROM EUGENE KRUGER: I have walked the path. I started out from humble beginnings. I made millions…and I lost it all. I am now […]

Opportunity

Sometimes, giving your opponent the opportunity to walk away with his head held high, is all that’s needed to get him to relinquish control. It’s the ultimate mind-fuck. Make him feel trapped and desperate, and then become his rescuer. I read an interesting analysis and opinion piece of why Grant beat Lee in the American […]

Regret Nothing

Regret is such a wasted emotion. Every experience you have ever had, has added value to your life. You may not have seen the value, but that is not proof that it had no value, it is merely an indication that your perspective at the time had blinded you to its value. You will often […]

Why you should never give up

At some point in the various journeys we embark on in our lives, we get to a part where we feel like giving up. Sometimes we give up before we even start and other times we give up just before we are about to make that huge break-through that we have been putting so much […]

Richard Branson

Richard Branson was overheard making the following comment: “To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” These words resonate with me and I thought I would share my interpretation of them with you. Perhaps they will inspire you too. The […]