Feb 22, 2021

Honesty

Honesty may be the best policy, but it is also a character trait of integrity and truthfulness. With honesty, there are no telling fibs.

My two daughters are the most honest people I know. I have never known them to lie to their mother or me, ever. It sounds hard to...

I never knew how to WORK.

Today, while writing, I hit upon an idea that may not be new to anybody reading this. But, in the deeper way I understood it today, it felt like some layer of understanding was revealed.

Growing up, I didn't learn to have a good work ethic. School came easy for me...

Starting
Roles, Responsibility & Product Development

We learn through experience.

Being responsible for the actions and outcomes of a role provides a context for getting experience.

Example: Movie Ticket Taker Role
Job: Stand near the entrance to the theatre and only let people in if they have a ticket.

Responsibilities:Stand for a few hours - take short break every hour,...
Feb 21, 2021

Knowledge is more than awareness

This post is supposed to be a reply to this post, but for some reason, I couldn't see the reply-as-a-post button.

But here's my point about knowledge. Awareness isn't just knowledge. The knowledge cycle isn't complete until you have experiential proof.

The ancient Hebrew guys were kind of smart. The...

It won't hurt a bit

Starting tomorrow, the first of the COVID-19 vaccines will roll out for the Australian population. The first phase of the rollout will include our health care and hotel quarantine workers and vulnerable people in aged care and disability. That's an excellent place to start.

I was intrigued to hear the government's...

Today

You probably have at least one thing that you’ve been meaning to do but haven’t: starting a project, catching up on a book, following up with a friend, finishing a project. 

Deferral is a sneaky species of inertia because it can string you along in perpetuity with the belief that the...
Feb 20, 2021

Gary V's thoughts on Twitter

Some time ago, I managed to pick up a signed hardcover edition of Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk at a used bookstore. I didn't even realize it was a special edition until I got home. This book is Gary V's summary of his recommendations for using social...

The Psychology of Money, Crypto and Me. 1

"How much this book?"

I asked in Pidgin English as I picked up a copy of Morgan Housel's The Psychology of Money. I had spotted this roadside bookseller from afar, but sighting this book made me turn.

"1,500", he replied.


"1,000 naira". I responded, dropping the book as I left his front and continued...
Abraham Kim

Old Abe. New Abe as reply to You Make Your Own Decisions

In high school I wanted to be a pro bodybuilder. 

I never confessed this dream to anybody because I knew it was impossible. 

But even my feasible aspirations related to bodybuilding lifestyle never left my mouth. I spent so many hours daydreaming career and life paths related to bodybuilding. Owning a gym...

The pastry chef

It is not easy having a pastry chef in the house when you are trying to stick to a healthy diet and lose a little weight, as the pastry chef regularly brings home beautiful pastries to eat.

It is challenging for me to say no when there is an array of...

How to actually uncover why

The first ‘why’ gets you to the proximate cause: there wasn’t enough time to complete the work.

The second ‘why’ uncovers what led to the proximate cause: Sally was expecting to get John’s portion of the work in 1 week but instead it took 2, which led to delays in her...
Feb 19, 2021

Business and risk

When starting a business, how can i reduce risk?

If I can remove “this is not a good idea” risk, then it's just left with “is it gonna work?” 

I can make money in already validated ideas. 
Is it a real thing people spend money on?
there's no validation needed.
And the good thing is,...

You Make Your Own Decisions

My son is trying to find a reasonable way to tell me he's dropping out of school. From my perspective, it looks like little homework is happening. There are very few intense studying sessions. All the classes and work are on the laptop - happening in a Google doc right...

Getting off a call

Have you ever been on the phone with someone and you just can't seem to end the call? They just don't get the hint that it's time to hang up. I think we've all had this experience, so I've got some suggestions for things you can say that should end...