Nobel Prize Winners

Today, Prof Svante Pääbo [67 years] was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine by the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet "for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution." Prof Pääbo accomplished the seemingly impossible and could publish the first Neanderthal genome sequence in 2010. Comparative analyses demonstrated…

Trying things you’ve never done before

If you do something you've never done before, you're going to fail at some point. Either you go down the incorrect path or you make a mistake while you're on the right path, or your execution on the right path does not meet the criteria. There's no reason to worry about it. All we have…

September Reading List

Due to the rigorous schedule I had in September, I only read two new books and reread two fantastic ones. Re-reading a book is another way of showing how much you have grown. Rereading a favourite book is like getting a warm, reassuring hug because it affirms your deepest held beliefs. Here is my reading…

Go deeper not wider

Success requires focus. Instead of doing more things with split concentration, do fewer things more effectively. Those who focus on one thing at a time succeed. Passion leads to overwork. Time spent doing one thing enhances your skill on that thing, which improves results. Better results bring greater joy, passion, and time. A virtuous cycle…

What is delayed is not denied

One of the most well-known basketball players and coaches of all time, Dawn Staley, likes to live by the mantra "What is Delayed is Not Denied." It struck a chord with me because there is a great deal of conviction crammed into those six words. Failure, after all, is not falling down, it is staying…

Every day is day one

In his book Invent and Wander: The Collection of Writings of Jeff Bezos, Jeff has a habit of doubling down on the idea that you should constantly be excited about your business in the same way that you were on the first day. You need to maintain your desire to be successful. Always approach each…

That quick reply

Whenever you're about to type a quick answer to a question that seems to be emotional, take a moment. Give it some time. If you have to, sleep on it. The answer will be better the next day.

Wasted writing

To be honest, I'm not sure if it even exists. It's true that some writers are terrible. Some writings are best kept private. Lazy writing, mediocre writing, timid writing, lowest common denominator writing, rushed writing, uninspired writing, and so on and so forth are all examples of poor writing. To what extent, though, are any…

Interesting, please tell me more

What's your attitude when a friend shares something personal with you? Is it something along the lines of: "yes, me too, let me tell you my take on that story?" or is your response: "interesting, please tell me more." Both of these are essential responses. The majority of us lean more toward either of these…

Tell your story

A kid selling lemonade on the street has a far different vibe than a vending machine selling the same thing. In cases where two otherwise identical products are being sold, it is the story that ultimately wins over consumers. Once you hear a story, you will never forget it. As a result, when I meet…

I don’t have anything to wear

I don't have anything to wear.... even though I'm standing in front of a closet full of clothes. The reality is that we have a lot of clothing… Simply put, we only use this phrase when none of our choices appeals to us. The question now is, what should we do next? The answer: Shopping.…