Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

By |February 11th, 2014|

There is something very relaxing for me about reading the Sunday Times. When I get up on a Sunday, I turn on my tablet, download the News, Sport and Business sections and eat my breakfast whilst reading. It takes […]

Getting Things Done

By |February 5th, 2014|

Having an ego can often be used as term of abuse. Colloquially, it can mean that someone is too sure of himself or herself or too confident. I’ve never seen it like that. An ego can drive someone to […]

Observing, Not Seeing

By |January 29th, 2014|

Chicago in winter can be beautiful. I’m only 6 months into living here and I’ve been informed by numerous people that it’s an unusually cold winter. At times it makes it difficult to spend long periods outside, but you’re […]

No Regrets

By |January 24th, 2014|

I visited New Orleans recently and it was a lot of fun. I wasn’t as excited by Bourbon Street, which I found a bit tacky and dirty, like an American version of a Greek party island. However, the rest […]

My Books of 2013

By |December 22nd, 2013|

For the last few years, I’ve read primarily business books. However, I focused on reading more widely this year. I think it’s important to introduce different ways of thinking into the repertoire. It also helps to introduce some perspective […]

Tough Comparators

By |December 5th, 2013|

In “David and Goliath” Malcolm Gladwell discusses the factors that should go into deciding on the best university for each person. Some of the findings will be controversial. He compared STEM degrees in the US (Science, Technology, Engineering and […]

Nervous About The Insignificant

By |November 27th, 2013|

Simon Barnes is the Chief Sports Writer for The Times. He’s also one of my favourite writers of anything. His use of language, metaphor and ability to get beyond the first layer of sport is unparalleled in my experience. […]

Life Has No Short Cut

By |November 6th, 2013|

I attended a wonderful exhibit at the Field Museum on Sunday. It was about evolution and you walked through time – from the birth of the Earth, through each massive extinction, to the present day. It helps remind you […]

Don’t Lie To Yourself

By |October 14th, 2013|

Balancing isn’t easy, whether on a wall or on ice. However, any type of balancing is easier than work life balance. The stories you read about the supermum who has it all or the male CEO with a perfect […]

No Excuses For Pessimism

By |October 9th, 2013|

There is a wonderful advert by Nike, called “No Excuses”. I’d recommend spending 1 minute of your time watching it.


The world gives plenty of reasons why things can’t be done. The development of logic provides lot of justifications for […]