Tag Archive: philosophy

Why Should I Work Hard?

Because I want to love what I’m doing so much, that I don’t need to check Facebook every half an hour to distract myself. Because when someone asks me “how is work?”, I… Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali

You fought the toughest battles, in and out of the ring, Against oppression, with conviction and for humanity, Your opponents lost when they felt your sting, Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Wise men [should be] like coffers with double bottoms; Which when others look into, being opened, they see not all that they hold.

Four Leadership Traits.

The aim of this article is to explore the four traits that I believe are embodied by great leaders, and ones that can be applied across a range of different disciplines. Is there… Continue reading

Welcome to Apatheia.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d be happier with (far) fewer possessions. This is the logical conclusion of one who has realised that more material possessions do not only not make you… Continue reading

Rumi

Every moment I shape my destiny with a chisel. I am a carpenter of my own soul.

We’ll miss you, Steve.

This is a prepared text of the Stanford University Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005. I am honored to be… Continue reading

Seneca

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Inspired.

Inspired by film. Inspired by pictures of gyms, by pictures of roads less travelled. Inspired by peoples achievements, by conversations. Inspired by everything around me.

Why Intelligent People Fail

Interesting read from the book “In Search of the Human Mind” by Robert Sternberg. It lists a series of points on, as you may have gathered from the title, why intelligent people fail.… Continue reading

The Illusionist (Film)

From the moment we enter this life we are in the flow of it. We measure it and we mock it, but we cannot defy it. We cannot even speed it up or… Continue reading

Hysterical Strength (and Thinking)

I was watching a TV show other day about stories of people allegedly exerting almost superhuman levels of strength in times of extreme danger/panic. One example was of the lady who saw her… Continue reading

Jamie Oliver – TED talk on food education

The Last Samurai (Film)

From the moment they wake, they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue. I have never seen such discipline. I am surprised to learn that the word ‘Samurai’ means ‘to serve’.

How David Beats Goliath

You’ve guessed it; through more effort, and harder work. This is an excellent article by the renowned Malcolm Gladwell, on how underdogs win through unusual tactics, higher levels of fitness and above all,… Continue reading

Calvin Coolidge

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will… Continue reading

Impossible Is Nothing

Finding Motivation

“If by setting one’s heart right every morning and evening, one is able to live as though his body were already dead, he gains freedom in the Way. His whole life will be… Continue reading