Strategy and resilience: planning in uncertain environment

We live in an uncertain environment. Nothing we learn truly teaches us to deal with uncertainty. Even very rational people behave irrationally in an uncertain environment. Here are some ideas that help me personally deal with uncertainty. Show sport spirit Sometimes we win and sometimes we lose, no matter how smart we are. If we …

Projects to work on when temporarily unemployed

With COVID-19 many people became temporarily unemployed. Recently the company I work with asked all of its employees to stay at home until it can secure the next round of investment. This can be hard, but can also be a blessing. Definitely, we would like you to improve your memory and reading speed, but you …

How to Organize a Workplace at Home

In this guest post, Kathrin Garner describes how to set a comfortable office space at home. Working now transcends the four walls of an office environment. Several times there has been a need to work from home. According to experts, an effective workplace organization is an essential factor in working from home. It can be …

How to spend with family 2 weeks of quarantine without killing each othe

Due to the latest regulation, I need to spend my days and nights with my beloved family. It is very exhausting, yet somehow we enjoy the new strange situation. Today my wife pointed out that we are two weeks together and did not find even once, which is amazing. My kids reported that this is …

The joy of speedwriting

You can write very fast quality material. This is something not very hard to learn and very useful for most occupations. I will explain some of the skills involved. Speedwriting is doable We have been discussing speedreading on multiple occasions, but speedwriting is something I do not have a course for. It is doable, but …

Learn These 5 Things While You Sleep

This guest post by Ashley Halsey is somewhat different. It deals with things you can learn while you sleep. Personally I tried to research this area with mixed results. You need to sleep effectively for long-term memorization, and trying to learn something as you sleep may interfere with the things you are trying to learn …

Task Management for the Procrastinator

In this guest post, Kevin Gardner shares his credo and experiences. It is very useful to have a set of rules to define at 20+ and follow with minor adjustments. The result will probably be a disciplined and focused approach with  long-term success. When there are several tasks on your agenda, it can be easy …

Powerful words

Words can be powerful in different ways. Take a moment to imagine what I will write about. Then stop imagining and start reading. Today, I really insist that you check the links, as they are somewhat different than what you would expect. Please check out here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. First there …

Commitment and creativity

To be successful we need to be committed. Creativity may benefit from well-placed commitment, but it may also suffocate. When does commitment to goals become, and obsession and what happens next? Stay tuned, only in this blog … More reading materials here, here, here, here, here, and here. Overreacting All that is missing in the abstract: …

A unified framework of advanced courses

There are new advanced courses on Thinkific. These courses are a great investment for everybody in terms of time, money and return on investment. Since the courses span over multiple subjects and dozens of hours of video, I need to provide a framework unifying the ideas and coordinating the efforts. This is my first attempt …