Embrace Your Yes; Transform Your Life

Last year, Julia Albu found herself on a remarkable adventure — all because she said “yes” when so many of us would have said, “no, that’s crazy!” Julia is a senior citizen living in Cape Town, South Africa. Two years ago, she found herself calling into a radio program discussing then-President Jacob Zuma’s taste in extravagant cars. […]

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Curiouser and Curiouser

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”  — Albert Einstein, German theoretical physicist Recently at a holiday party, I found myself hanging out in the rec room, watching two boys play a video game that provided them with an open world to explore at their leisure. I noticed that each approached the game […]

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Better Productivity? Rest Assured.

“There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.”  — Ovid, Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus (43 B.C. — 17/18 A.D.) When I was in college, I knew this guy named Thaddeus, and many people thought he was very strange. It was the […]

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It’s Your Job To Disagree With Your Boss

“You can disagree without being disagreeable.”  — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1933 — ) Recently, a young friend of mine was promoted from a mid-level engineering position to first-tier management. Alex was excited at first about the promotion, but after a few months became frustrated. The problem, he shared, […]

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