Why am I writing x10 more?

Once I learned speedwriting I write x10 more. Usually, it was relatively hard for me to mobilize my energies to write articles and courses. Since the start of the COVID19 crisis, I have been writing like a possessed person. Part of it was checking in action the principles of my new Speedwriting course. Yet, some …

Curiosity and success

Is financial success correlated with curiosity? Harvard Business Review claims it is. And they are not alone. Hiring curious people is a smart idea. Developing your natural curiosity is also an interesting thought. Today I do not encourage you to check facts and read further, but instead, look deeper into your own qualities. Do you …

How to be successful

If there is a million dollars question and you do not hold a fat check you are not likely to love the answer you get. A short answer: patience, hard work, and luck or maybe creativity and clarity.  There is a much longer answer if you dare to read it. More ideas here, here, here, …

Gamifying learning activities

We want to gamify everything we do with our children. How can we do that? Probably no schoolbook has an adequate answer here.  I will share my experiences, and what I know. If you can share yours, please do. Octalysis The Octalysis Framework is a human-centric gamification design framework that lays out the eight core drives for …

Declutter mental palaces

Mental palaces are open to interpretation. There is no single authority in the world who can say which mental palace is better. Here I will provide some of my own ideas, which are unique to my approach. Finding mental palace We use our mental palaces to store all sorts of visualizations. This is one of …

Memory, Meditation and Victorious Mind

Anthony Metivier is one of my mentors for a very good reason: he always has something new and exciting to tell. Recently he released a book called “The Victorious Mind“. This book happened to be a best-seller on Amazon for a while. This article is inspired by the book. I seriously recommend reading the book, …

Japan: an epiphany of productivity

The tales of Japan can be both motivational and cautionary. I love Japan as a tourist, its culture and its people. In the past, I used to associate Japan with productivity, but now I find it something different. If there is such a thing as working-class aristocracy, I think it can be found in Japan. …

Fighting boredom and gloom

The title might be misleading. Should we fight, accept, or embrace boredom? Can we support a high quality of life while being bored? How? More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Lost age of boredom We seek entertainment, enjoy the interesting engagement and love to play. This is great, but we evolved …

Do I need a 3D printer?

Can I use a 3D printer to become more productive, or is it ruining our productivity? This is a confusing tail of a casual user. It is also a classical technology acceptance tale. Prologue As the costs of owning a decent 3D printer is ridiculously low, I bought an Ender 3 printer about a year …

Towards a mindful society

Mindful society

I have been procrastinating with this article for a while. Mindfulness is just one of those subjects who are overhyped and underrated at the same time. As individuals, we can practice mindfulness,  but wouldn’t it be better to live in a mindful society? As it happens, I have more than just opinion and these opinions …