It’s easy to stand

Milan Kundera

…when everyone else is standing. But I’ll get into that momentarily.  For now – I just finished another excellent book by Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.  Calling it a book seems crude somehow, for in these pages Kundera no less than invites you to dive into the fundamental workings of society at large and humanity in the specific. Aphorisms glide from character to paragraph, and beyond recognition there is an understanding that articulates itself so fluidly you hardly notice since you agree so enthusiastically. Kundera is one of about three or four authors that makes me feel … Keep goin’

How to make better decisions, tip #2/3

Decisive: How to make better choices in life and work

Explore how to make better decisions using the tools and principles shared in Dan and Chip Heath’s book Decisive.  This is the second of three installments, where I share tip #2: Playing the role (implementation). Read act one here. Number two tool to make decisions? Play the role (no acting experience necessary). Once you have made your decision predictions using nothing other than your fake friends and wild imagination, it’s time to test them out a little before investing too much. Here are a few of my favorite ways to change “either/or” into “and,” thus both “widening your options” and … Keep goin’

Book mention: Millionaire Teacher

millionaire teacher build bucks

Short on time? Skip Millionaire Teacher and learn the one tip to build bucks here.   A book review should be a thorough investigation of the contents of a published book.  This is not that.  You can read that here.  I don’t think you need to, though. If I were a rich (wo)man… I’m not one interested in getting rich. I really do not want to be a millionaire. It is a huge turnoff to hear the diatribes of various “get rich” schemes proffered by various overly-enthusiastic “rich” people posing at sunny beaches.  My main goal (mission) is and will … Keep goin’

How to make better decisions, tip #1/3

Decisive: How to make better choices in life and work

Explore how to make better decisions using the tools and principles shared in Dan and Chip Heath’s book Decisive.  This is the first of three installments, where I share tip #1: role playing, in three acts. Enjoy! Number one tool to make decisions? Prepare the role.  But not the kind you might think. Syba, or, Nana Dogishva But first, a little disclosure preamble about my horrible decision-making tactics Bossy, yes. I’ll be bossy in a second. But when it comes to strategic decisions? I’m a wishy-washy mess. I knew there was an unrepairable defect in my construction. This defect, though … Keep goin’