Why success looks so similar to failure

Some people appear to be successful but inside feel like a failure. Others are just the opposite. Why does success look so much like a failure and what we can learn from it? This article is inspired by the book “Good to great“. The towering companies that fall In 2001 an influential book was published, …

Zettelkasten

The best thing about mindmaps is the ease of rearranging the information. Entire branches can be moved with one operation. You do not get that with mental palaces. Yet, you need a computer to enjoy it… Or not? How did notetaking and mindmaps look like two hundred years ago? People used to research back then. You …

Shared memory

Is there such a thing as a national memory, a memory shared between many people and not specific to any person? Once I would be skeptical, but now I would argue, there is and we can become a part of it. Identity defined by the memory Our identity is often defined by our experiences. If …

Find a mentor to bridge the gap between the school and the job

The first job you get will often define your career. For every other job, you will be able to present the biography, recommendation, and explanation of your experience. The first job is different. It defines your expertise, the kind of reputation you have and the path your career will take. Today I will talk from …

Back to school deal 2021

This year the back-to-school deal comes a bit late. The reason is very simple. I am working on new masterclass materials and did not want to declare a deal before I knew what I offer. The offer is very simple. 8 core masterclasses and 8 sessions with Anna with a huge discount. This will be …

Accelerated learning misconceptions

What does the common sense say about accelerated learning that is actually wrong? Quite a lot actually. But science can also be misunderstood. There are so many gurus of accelerated learning out there, yet I have never seen someone as good as Anna. Why? What are the main misconceptions, and how they can be overcome? …

How to ace your homework

Homework is the biggest time investment during school years. And after the school homework disappears. Or not? How can we ace homework? What can we do after school is over? Why do the kids get homework? Kids spend much less time at school than they do at home. Students spend more time at school than …

College and career

Our careers is usually set well before we understand what happened. The childhood and college years are more important than we know. And to be honest the specific subjects we learn are not as important as other, less explicit messages. More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Why even get a college …

Angry children

Some of our kids are angry. Especially after the COVID19 period. There is a lot of suppressed energy. Nobody can handle effectively so many changes during one year. But angry children are nothing new. They have always been around. And in theory, we should know how to handle them effectively. More reading here, here, here, here, …

Why creativity is not boring

Creativity is and should be joyful if done correctly. If not properly managed, it can become stressful or boring.  Most of the writing after the intro will be from my personal experience – as this is the only emotional universe I can adequately judge. You may want to complement this article by reading here, here, here, …