Facing Failure, Reflection and Learning

“Move fast and break things.” – Facebook Move fast and break things used to be Facebook’s famous mantra. It summed up the need for speed in the tech and social media industry, and the fact that failing to get an innovative idea out there quickly meant risking someone else beating you to it. So, is […]

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Distraction Control

“We are creating and encouraging a culture of distraction where we are increasingly disconnected from the people and events around us, and increasingly unable to engage in long-form thinking. People now feel anxious when their brains are unstimulated.” – Joe Kraus Joe Kraus is a Partner at Google Ventures. A few years ago, he gave […]

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What Does a Growth Mindset Look Like Today?

 “Think about your intelligence, talents, and personality. Are they just fixed, or can you develop them?” – Carol Dweck Carol Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford University, published Mindset: The New Psychology of Success in 2006 after decades of research into achievement and success. In recent years, she has revisited the topic to add greater […]

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The Springboks Totemic World Cup Victory

“We had one goal, and we have achieved it.” – Siya Kolisi South Africa beat England 32-12 in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, making it the nation’s third title win. Although the Springboks had been world champions twice before, the last win was back in 2007, and it’s fair to say they were the underdogs […]

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Leonard Cohen and “Letting The Light In”

“There is a crack in everything – that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen died in 2016 at the age of 82. He was known the world over as a singer and songwriter, but his career in music didn’t begin until he was 33 years of age. He achieved stardom, although […]

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Maslow’s Hierarchy and Self-Actualisation

“The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.” — Abraham Maslow Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a well-known theory of motivation. Published in 1943, it sets out psychologist Abraham Maslow’s belief that humans are motivated by five basic categories of needs which, in a nutshell, are physiological, […]

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The Wisdom of “Slow”

“The greatest thinkers in history certainly knew the value of shifting the mind into low gear. Charles Darwin described himself as a slow thinker. Einstein was famous for spending ages staring into space in his office at Princeton University.” – Carl Honoré What is now known as The Slow Movement began back in the 1980s […]

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Lessons from Bob Proctor

“Being a winner is never an accident; winning comes about by design, determination, and positive action.” – Bob Proctor Born in 1934, Bob Proctor is one of the world’s best-known motivational speakers and a firm believer in The Law of Attraction. Today, he has an estimated net worth of $25 million, but his journey to the […]

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Lessons from Zig Ziglar

“… do these things and I will see you at the top!” – Zig Ziglar Hilary Ziglar, better known as Zig Ziglar, was born in Alabama in the USA in 1926. He grew up with 11 siblings, but when he was just six years old his father died, followed two days later by his younger […]

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Lessons from Jim Rohn

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn Born in 1930, Jim Rohn went from Idaho farm boy to Beverly Hills millionaire in 31 years. When he died in 2009, his net worth was an estimated $500 million. His story is a […]

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