Public vlogging is like public speaking. Except it might be worse. At least with public speaking, you’re talking to people. With public vlogging, you’re talking to a camera. I’ll let you decide which is worse… There was a time when talking into a mobile phone was weird because you don’t look like you’re talking to […]
Because if those big companies can fall and die, it reminds us that we’re not immortal too. And we’re scared of dying.
Clearly yesterday’s article struck a nerve. I usually have zero comments on my articles. But for yesterday’s article, I had 2 people commenting! That’s like an increase of 2/0 = infinity percent! Marketing and business people will kill for this kind of return. I want to thank James Carman and William Saunders for their comments. […]
Because they’re still numbers. You’re scared of them because you’re not used to seeing them on a regular basis. The recent announcement of the US public debt being in the neighbourhood of 14+ trillion had caused some waves. You can relate with 0 to 20 easily. You can count reasonably well to 100. You might […]
So I listened to a podcast by Dan Benjamin and Merlin Mann, called Back to Work. This particular episode (16) was called Bracing for the Blow. One of the things they talked about in the episode was Dan’s visit to the dentist. You might have winced at the word. Apparently, the word “dentist” evokes all […]
Do you think? I mean like sit there quietly and think. Maybe it’s to solve a maths problem. Maybe it’s to come up with a few points to a PowerPoint presentation. Maybe it’s to reflect on a painting you saw in a museum last week. Have you ever had a fear that you’re not doing […]
You have to watch this video first. It’ll be one of the most thought-provoking 40 minutes of your life: Makebelieve Help, Old Butchers, and Figuring Out Who You Are (For Now) from Merlin Mann on Vimeo. I’m scared. I’m deathly afraid actually. Remember the ebook I’m writing, “Discipline and Deflection”? Well, I started off thinking, […]