Atomic habits

Reading 20 pages per day is 7300 pages a year. Walking 5000 steps per day is around 1,460 kilometers a year. Reaching out to 1 new person per day is 365 potential connections a year. Becoming 1% better per day is 37 times better a year. We first make our habits, and then our habits…

Listening leadership

Most of us are pretty insecure creatures. So when we go to work each day, we want people to think we are smart, strong and together. Pure ego tripping. We believe that the best leader is the one who talks the most, speaks the loudest and listens the least. We believe that the person doing…

Einstein and the back of an envelope

The brilliance of Einstein in a simple paragraph: ______________________________________ “It was a sunny day, and Einstein merrily played with the telescope’s dials and instruments. Elsa came along as well, and it was explained to her that the equipment was used to determine the scope and shape of the universe. She reportedly replied, “Well, my husband…

Entrepreneurship is a real physical monopoly game

This looks like an interesting Monopoly to play. Here YOU will physically feel the: Go To Jail, Do not pass begin, to do not collect $200. Entrepreneurship is practical. You don't become a successful entrepreneur in the classroom, you grow by implementing, making mistakes and learning from them. In the same way you don't learn…

Spiritual people

For many of us, spirituality brings comfort and peace in times of trouble. Our belief systems support us and hold us up when things get rough. However, spiritual people are not exempted from the world's physical problems. Just because you are a believer does not mean you do not have to real issues and real…

When Jeff Bezos met Warren Buffett

This conversation between Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett keeps playing in head: Jeff Bezos: “[asked Warren] Your investment strategy is so simple.... You are the second richest guy in the world, and it is so simple. Why doesn‘t everyone just copy you?“ Warren Buffett: “Because nobody wants to get rich slow.“

Einstein and his wife, Mileva Maric

After reading Leonardo Da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, and The Code Breaker and I thought I had read Walter Isaacson's best biographies, until I started reading Einstein: His Life and Universe. A few pages in and it is easily proving to be an amazing read. Here is an interesting paragraph from the book about…

Eight short business stories

1) Nokia rejected Android 2) Yahoo rejected Google 3) Kodak turned down digital cameras 4) Blockbuster rejected Netflix 5) Wikipedia disrupted enyclopedia 6) Zoom disrupted Skype 7) Uber disrupted taxis 8) Mpesa disrupted traditional banking Lessons: 1) Take risks [calculated] 2) Accept change. 3) When the pace of change outside is faster than the pace…