Tag: living

Better Advice: Aim to get it right each time

Everywhere you turn, young people are being told that in order to succeed they need to double their failure rate. In other words, fail often in order to increase your chances of success. I don’t understand this “double your failure rate” thing people are being told. For example, if our parents had given us this

Four (4) lessons from the Arab Spring

Do not force drastic changes without a clear plan going forward. Drastic changes are cataclysmic enough by themselves. Without a clear path going forward, you risk unleashing chaos. This impulsive generation often think it is hip to leap from a cliff and build the plane on the way down. Statistics say the result is almost

Three lessons from the happiest places in the world

Every year, a number of analysts (including the United Nations) produce lists of the happiest places in the world. While the lists differ slightly, the countries on those different lists are mostly the same, year in, year out. In no particular order, the following countries are always on those lists: Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden,