Monthly Archives: July 2011

Confronting the structural failings of conventional organizations

I have something that could be simultaneously described as a gift and a burden- I have this ability to see possibilities, to develop ideas of how things could be. (I’m now working on developing the skill of turning such ideas … Continue reading

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Applying fitness wisdom to writing: Why Good is better than Perfect

I’ve experimented quite a bit over the years with my fitness habits. Well, it might not be fair to say “over a few years”, because the first few years involved me fooling around aimlessly without any focus- you don’t really … Continue reading

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Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century, by Seneca

“Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century: -Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others; -Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected; -Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it; -Refusing to set … Continue reading

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Hacking The 7 Deadly Sins: Wrath

(image courtesy of blackeri) What is Wrath? Dante described vengeance as “love of justice perverted to revenge and spite”. In its original form, the sin of anger also encompassed anger pointed internally rather than externally. Thus suicide was deemed as … Continue reading

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Week 52. (One Year!)

And we come to the end of an entire year of life-tracking. Wow. This a huge milestone for me- it represents the most amount of thought and reflection I’ve ever put into living, ever. It kinda overwhelms me a little … Continue reading

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DPM Teo States The Obvious, Public Applauds

Govt needs to evolve as issues become more complex I like DPM Teo. I really, really do! (I once gave him some sort of presentation in primary school, when he was still the Education Minster. My mum still has the … Continue reading

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homophobic remarks, 2009

If a friend or relative makes a racist or homophobic remark, do you tend to confront them or let it slide? Are you more likely to confront them if it offends you directly or someone else who seems reluctant to … Continue reading

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