The 5 minute favour

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. I recently read Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant. In it, he mentions a concept utilised by the most interconnected person on LinkedIn – Adam Rifkin. Essentially, if you can help someone and it takes less than 5 minutes, you should … Read more

Don’t be out-worked

All men are created equal, some work harder in pre-season training. Inspiration from the one and only ET The Hip Hop Preacher. Boom! 🙂

Ganbaru

Ganbaru (頑張る lit., stand firm), also romanized as gambaru, is a ubiquitous Japanese word which roughly means to slog on tenaciously through tough times. The word Ganbaru is often translated to mean “doing one’s best”, but in practice, it means doing more than one’s best. The word emphasizes “working with perseverance” or “toughing it out.” Ganbaru means … Read more

Where are the big ideas?

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Referring to Paul Graham’s “Schlep Blindness” – the avoidance of certain tasks as they are monotonous or unpleasant, this info graphic beautifully illustrates how embracing potential “Schlep” activities is the way to generate original ideas and make progress. When you embrace the … Read more

Sisu

Sisu is about taking action against the odds and displaying courage and resoluteness in the face of adversity. Deciding on a course of action and then sticking to that decision against repeated failures is Sisu We all find life tough at times. Things go wrong, disappointments happen, plans are ruined. True success comes from accepting those disappointments … Read more