The Quiet Trane

“It was so interesting when John created A Love Supreme. He had meditated that week. I almost didn’t see him & it was so quiet! There was no sound, no practice! He was up there meditating and when he came down he said: “I have a whole new music!” -- Alice Coltrane on John Coltrane…

14 Entrepreneurship Lessons from My Biggest Blunders – 28 April 2022

Entrepreneurship is a challenging task. Entrepreneurs frequently face difficulties that no one else is aware of. Late payments from clients, insufficient capacity, rejection of proposals, cash flow difficulties, unexpected disasters, and other issues can arise. Overcoming such struggles is the stuff great entrepreneurs are made of. A new episode of My Biggest Blunders — Failing…

Respect, good manners and humility

Getting a good job, working long hours, keeping your skills up to date, managing the politics of a company, and establishing a work-life balance are all extremely difficult tasks to do. Respecting institutions, having good manners, and displaying a sense of humility, on the other hand, are all [relatively] simple things to do. Get the…

Kevin Kelly’s 103 bits of advice

Author Kevin Kelly turned 70 and shared 103 bits of advice. I love reading his lists and thought I’d share a few that resonated. Don’t ever work for someone you don’t want to become.Cultivate 12 people who love you, because they are worth more than 12 million people who like you.When you forgive others, they may…

Trust Over Cool

If you spend all of your time worrying about how cool you look, you might just end up looking cool yourself. In the event that you devote the majority of your time ensuring that you are trustworthy, you may find yourself with a job. Possibly, you will end up with both, but trust always wins…

When there is doubt, there is no doubt

“Years ago, I used to hesitate and wait situations out, often trying to fix underperforming people or products instead of pulling the plug. Back then I was seen as a much more reasonable and thoughtful leader, but that didn’t mean I was right. As I got more experience, I realized that I was often just…

Green flags

It is easy to point out red flags because they are always what people highlight. Here are some green flags I think we should focus on and celebrate more: Their presence is calming. They genuinely care. They don't do things for the spotlight or to be seen. They listen more. They respect your boundaries. They…

Years that ask questions

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” ― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God Wow, this quote by Zora Neale Hurston caused me to sit up straight in my chair. This year has posed plenty of questions for me to consider. My life has become an intense, unmanageable, and constant succession of…

Hard times and character

Character is a person's unique set of mental and moral traits. It's a mix of our daily routines and activities. We occasionally meet people with great character - people who appear to thrive in hardship and never lose sight of the significance of doing the right thing. The majority of people with strong characteristics have…

Think deeply, speak simply

"Think complexly, communicate simply" is a wise piece of advice from a teacher I've known for a long time. She encourages her graduate students to engage in critical reflection and debate on difficult themes. There is complexity to every important issue. That subtlety necessitates a struggle with complexity on our part. However, she also encourages…

Unread books

I was recently at a friend's study and noticed hundreds of books I'd never read. Each was written by a clever, passionate individual with something to say. All that focus and wisdom, generously shared to anyone prepared to learn. It reminded me of how much there is to discover and grasp. If we want to, we…