Fighting my appetites

Many of my readers can almost feel superhuman, and as we know each superman has his own kryptonite. Is there a cost-efficient way to fight those cravings? I am as curious as you. Today I  suggest you visit here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Lev Goldentouch as a use case I do not …

How to Use Your Research Skills and Professional Expertise to Become an Influencer

People are often bombarded with advertising in their daily lives. That’s part of the reason influencer marketing has become so popular. Influencers on social media aren’t a new concept and have been around since the rise of social platforms. However, being an influencer isn’t just about getting money for Instagram posts. It’s about market research …

How to Stay Productive as a Digital Nomad

Not everyone is built for the traditional 9 to 5. Some people dread the prospect of commuting daily to work in an office with the same things to see and the same people to hobnob with. If those statements resonate with you, chances are you are suited for the digital nomad lifestyle. There are many …

Middle class: money, happiness or both

Money does not bring happiness, it brings comfort. Happiness does not require money: it needs a sense of purpose and simple pleasures. Money and happiness compete over similar resources. How come so many think they are the same? Can we have both? More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Money buys comfort …

A Quant Finance Qualification Will Help You With Your Job Hunt And Investment Portfolio

If you know a bit math and some investment theory you can make money. This can be a very competitive opportunity, and if you are good you will make more money and a fancy career. This guest post by Laura Jimenez is a bit strange. It was written long before it was submitted to me, …

The Undeniable Importance of Foreign Exchange Student Programs

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When I first met Jonathan Levi he was on a Foreign Exchange Student Program. Then he returned to Israel and we created our first course. Without such programs life could be different. Yet, how can we use these programs better? In this guest article, a seasoned blog writer Ashly Williams shares her insights.   Main …

Paralysis by octalysis

Thinking too much leads to an inability to act. This is called “paralysis by analysis”. Gamifying and building up motivation can have a similarly negative effect. Since I did not find any literature on this, I call it “Paralysis by octalysis”. Below is a typical example and several antidotes. Gamification Octalysis is a gamification framework …

Drafting the story of your life

At 45  I finally started to write my autobiography. Is it reasonable? What questions I should ask myself? What can you learn from me? More reading here, here, here, here, and here. Dante When Dante Alighieri wrote his books, he was 35 years old. The first section, the Inferno begins with the words “Midway upon the …

Muda and elimination of wastefulness

Japanese culture is minimalistic and elegant. What can we learn from it, and how can we implement the best sides of this culture? How can we waste less and gain more from our learning activities? I will try to apply Toyota’s philosophy to accelerated learning. Muda (Japanese term) Muda is the Japanese word for waste …

Can we really understand our future self?

One of the visualization exercises we promote is talking to your “future self”. We discuss the most pressing subjects with the person we hope to become one day. This is not the person we eventually become! Today’s reading selection is here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Best possible future self I quote the …