Sublimate stress into growth

You do not need positive emotions to be healthy and happy. Stress can be your best friend. Sounds counterintuitive, yet provokes curiosity. I would not think of this subject without reading stuff here, here, here, here, here, and here. Pleasant vs stimulating Personally, I prefer a pleasant and calm environment. I love my routine and work. …

Your boss could be your best mentor

In this article I want to address the fundamental question of finding a great mentor. Unless you have a mentor, the odds are against you: it will be damn hard to score deals or get promoted. If you happen to have a mentor, your success is tied to the success of your mentor. It is …

Performance vs ability

We would like to think that ability is translated to performance, but this is rarely the case. Some people blame luck or destiny, others focus on motivation and “softer” skills. For more reading, I selected the articles here, here, here, here, here, and here. The curse of child genius Being a child genius is not …

How to Become an Authority in Your Niche

Quite rarely we learn things simply to understand and remember the information. Typically we do it either out of curiosity or to become an authority in some niche. For me, using the knowledge properly is a subject for a full masterclass. In this guest article James Scott shares his personal views on the subject. Let’s face …

How to find time and opportunities for learning while working full time and having a family

During the first years of writing this blog, I used to write quite a lot about home/work balance and finding the time. Several years ago I found my formula and did not change it for a while, so I do not write about it as much as I used to. In this guest post, I …

For programmers: speeding up neural network development

Once in a while, we write articles intended to help programmers do their work more effectively. Nowadays more and more programmers do not really write code. Instead, they configure neural networks and hope for the best. Since I have several years of experience working with such networks and managing such programmers, I decided to share …

How to raise self-disciplined and creative children?

What is the best way to raise children? Each generation, culture, group, and family has a different set of answers. One of the biggest issues parents have to balance: how to raise children that have both creativity and discipline. You are welcome to read more here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, …

How to Manage Job Search Stress

Today in the guest post by Danny Kariuki we explore the effect of stress on job search and get 10 tips for landing a better job. Some of these tips are almost counterintuitive, yet when you understand the incentives you will probably want to follow them. Since you are here, you must be having a …

Success, passion and satisfaction in your career

We all want to bu successful in some way. Since some of us identify with our job, job satisfaction, stabilit and financial success are extremely important. To which extent are different aspects of job success related? Can we have it all? For today’s research I got too many results, and decided to list some of …

How to Futureproof Your Career (Infographic)

Most of the people below the age of 40 are somewhat stressed about the future of their chosen occupation. We are entering the age of AI, and no job is truly safe. In this guest article, David Keane is trying to assess the risks.  You are welcome to share your thoughts and concerns in the comments. According …