One hundred billion people have walked this planet. Nearly eight billion of them are alive today. Each has a unique story to tell. No matter what generation and technology are, from the days of the Stone Age all the way to the Digital Age and everything in between, storytelling is crucial for survival as wellContinue reading “From Stone Age to Digital Age, Whoever Tells The Best Story Wins”
I have read many books on a wide-range of subjects but if you ask to pick one that stands out from the rest, it will definitely be Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds, written by David Goggins. I had probably re-read and re-listened this book/audio book for more than a dozenContinue reading “Lessons Learned From The World’s Toughest Man”
What we think and feel, for better or worse, has a profound effect on our lives. Our thoughts and emotions have consequences so great that they literally create our realities in the real world. Connecting the dots between the outer, physical world of matter and the inner, mental world of thought has always presented quiteContinue reading “Train Your Mind, Change Your Brian, Change Your Life, Change Your Reality”
In 2015, James Lawrence completed an astonishing feat in endurance sports. Lawrence, who is also known as the Iron Cowboy, completed what he called the “50-50-50 Project”: 50 triathlons, in 50 different US states, in 50 days. Each day, he swam 3.86 km, biked 180.25 km and ran 42.2km; that was 226.31 km or 141 milesContinue reading “The World’s Deadliest Pilgrimage: 1,000-day Marathon To Enlightenment”
Perhaps nobody made more money by betting against the crowd during the pandemic than Bill Ackman. The Wall Street Journal reported recently, the legendary hedge fund manager and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management made two complex debt investments—one presaging the economy’s swift shutdown and the other its fevered reopening— Ackman made nearly $4 billionContinue reading “How To Go Against The Crowd And Beat The Crowd”
How long can you hold a breath? The average adult can manage 30 seconds. Can you reach one minute? Perhaps two? Can you fathom reaching nine minutes, two seconds? Natalia Molchanova achieved that time, the women’s world record in static apnea—holding her breath while motionless in a pool—in 2013. Molchanova, considered by many to beContinue reading “What Can We Learn From The World’s Greatest Freedivers”
HK$30,000,000,000. That’s a three with ten zeros behind it. This was how much it was worth for the biggest project I had ever worked on. Not only was the amount of money staggering, but I also got the opportunity to work with some of the best minds from around the globe. Our consortium consisted ofContinue reading “Build Your Character, Not Your Reputation”
At the beginning of his memoir Chasing Daylight, Eugene O’Kelly wrote an extraordinary statement: “I was blessed. I was told I had three months to live.” What would you do if you had only three months to live? It’s often through contemplating death that we come to realize what is–and isn’t–important in life, and howContinue reading “How To Create Remarkable Moments To Make The Most Of Your Life”
Like most people, I was cooped up at home during the outbreak of COVID-19 last year. I spent most of my time reading: books, news, articles, blogs, and social media posts. I had probably downloaded more than 50 books on my Kindle and read most of them. But I had a strange realization when IContinue reading “How To Think For Yourself – The Art Of Independent & Critical Thinking”
Many of today’s entrepreneurs and startups live by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s now-famous motto: “Move fast and break things.” Zuckerberg intended for this to inform internal design and management processes, but it aptly captures how entrepreneurs regard disruption: fast is always better. “Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are notContinue reading “Stop Moving Fast & Breaking Things, Start Mastering Patience & Persistence”
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