Dan Pink is a master of creative swiping, which is MBA-speak for “he steals other peoples’ ideas.” Which isn’t to say he’s not a clever chap. And we certainly guys like him, crafty writers who aren’t put off by research, who weave the latest ideas into pithy, punchy, compelling narratives. Certainly, for every articulate Dan [...]
The new problems of the world require fresh approaches. They require our ingenuity and our careful, creative consideration. You and I know this, but still most of us don’t often get meaningfully involved. Why is this? I think there is a collective feeling that these problems are too big for any of us to make [...]
These ‘’Commandments’’ are actually just life lessons. They are reminders to myself about my favorite insights into how to keep myself happy and moving forward. 1) A clear target I’ve found it’s not enough to try hard, if you’re not working toward a clear outcome. Everyone says this, but I like it because, if I’ve [...]
When I started my better living project it wasn’t really about quality of life at all. It was more about facing the question: “what kind of life is best for a person living in our times?” It was as much about being responsible as anything else. I was worried especially about intractable problems like global [...]
You will likely make a million dollars. The average American earns between $1 million and $2 million dollars in their lifetime. But that’s not what I’m talking about. This article will tell you how to end up with $1 million dollars in your bank account. (And, as you’re about to see, you’re going to need [...]
This is the third time I have sat down to write this post. I keep deleting it. I watched a documentary this week in Sweden and I can’t put it out of my head. It was about a group of mountain climbers attempting to summit the second highest mountain after Everest (K2). I’m not going to ruin [...]
Resolutions have a bad rap. We are all sophisticated and smart enough to know we cannot be fooled. Not again. (If you’ve ever purchased a 12-month gym membership, you know what I’m talking about.) We’re wise to our own ways.
Just trust me for a moment and I’ll show you that resolutions can actually work. This process can be enjoyable; it can be painless and if you follow these simple steps you’ll soon be pushing your credit card over the counter at another fitness centre.
Hans Rosling and Design that Matters offer two compelling examples of practical design making a tangible difference in International Development.