Category Archives: Philosophy

Using Death as a Compass

Tweet “But time, is on your side, it’s on your side, now” Cold Play Sadly Coldplay were lying. It’s never on our side. When I think about flying, it’s essentially a tin can thousands of meters above the earth travelling … Continue reading

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The Art of Learning: Fractals, Water Polo and Marketing Templates

Tweet “We do not learn from experience, but from reflecting on the experience.” – John Dewey [This post started out as a book review and became a reflection on my own experiences of learning. The idea of fractal learning is … Continue reading

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Go Slow to Go Fast – a Business Lesson from Water Polo

Tweet When I was up to my eyeballs in water polo, a part of my training was weekly martial arts sessions with Andy Sutton. Back in early 2002 he introduced me to the principle: “Go slow to go fast.” This … Continue reading

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Why do we exist as a business?

Tweet It’s an existential question I asked myself after reading Ben Horowitz’s blog post: Lead bullets. Fortunately I was reading Ron Baker’s book Implementing Value Pricing at the time. Ron proposes a simple, yet extremely demanding, 2 part answer: The … Continue reading

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To give

Tweet To give to others, you have to remember to give to yourself too: time, attention, help, love.

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