Japan’s prime minister became the first foreign head of state to visit the Philippines last week under PresidentRodrigo Duterte, and he extended a development aid package hours after arrival. Duterte, in office in Manila since June, has turned the Philippines into something of an economic assistance battleground between Japan and […]
Take small, consistent steps toward your goals. I don’t usually make resolutions. I feel like resolutions can set you up to fail and are often about what you are not going to do, or what you are going to stay away from. I do best if I am working toward something, so I’m a fan of […]
Companies like IBM, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon are bringing cognitive computing capability to the masses. And it’s only a matter of time until nearly every aspect of our work and personal lives are impacted.
Some of the biggest problems in business communication, and even in our personal lives, happen because we assume that we are being clear. We’re not. At least, not to everyone.
Plan for tomorrow instead of living for today. A man I knew had an MBA from Harvard and an engineering degree from MIT. Smart guy. When he retired, he started doing what he liked best: teaching college courses in economics and business planning. But when he taught economics, he also taught personal economics. This is […]
‘Even 10 minutes of authentic physical activity outdoors every day will lift your mood and get the wheel turning in the right direction.’ Bowen Dwelle first heard about flow on a kitesurfing trip in Maui in early 2013. “Flow,” a concept identified by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, occurs when someone is in a state of mind […]
The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers At 673 pages, this book looks and feels like a bible. With interviews and tips from 112 people—including leaders, entrepreneurs, doctors, actors, comedians and more—Tools of Titans could very well be considered a holy book on personal growth. The author and host of his […]
“Assumptions are the termites of relationships” ~Henry Winkler Most people realize that it is unreasonable to expect others to read their mind, yet they still feel hurt and outraged when their innermost, unexpressed thoughts go unheard. In intimate relationships, there exists a fallacy and erroneous expectation that mind reading  is not only a legitimate supposition, but that […]
There comes a time in life when it happens: The travel bug has hit, and there is a stomach-rumbling urge to cure it. Your body cells are vibrating away as you search the routes to your next destination. You need to get there. You just need that flight confirmed. You’re ready to hop on the plane; […]