by Peter on Jul 20th 2015

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill Life is full of struggle. Sometimes it seems as if you can’t catch a break. Everything is going against you....

by Peter on Jun 21st 2015

I remember sitting in my chair at work one day, looking around and noticing all the sour faces sitting at their desks. It was an open office type of set-up which has become very trendy for big multinational conglomerates, but also increasingly started appearing...

by Peter on Jun 16th 2015

More lessons from the African Jungle to dominate in the Concrete Jungle. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. 7) Charisma An alpha is a bigger than life persona. His presence dominates the central stage. He exudes a certain energy and a magnetism that pulls others...

by Peter on Jun 3rd 2015

More lessons from the African Jungle to dominate in the Concrete Jungle. Read Part 1 here: 5) Ruthlessness When his authority is challenged, an alpha needs to be ruthless and show everyone who is the boss. Christopher Boehm spent considerable time observing chimpanzees...

by Peter on May 31st 2015

What does it take to be a leader in today’s society? The way society looks in the modern world might have changed, but the old rules of rising to the top still continue to function in the same way as they did before. It is still a jungle out there and you...

by Peter on May 27th 2015

When your legs are giving up, your body is aching, and you are about to collapse, the only thing that can keep you going is your mind. This weekend, I had gone on a trip with the purpose of hiking in the Swiss and French Alps. The first day, we did an initial...

by Peter on Apr 25th 2015

This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on critical thinking. You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. How The Mind Works Now in order to illustrate how the mind works, do the test below: So how did you do? Did you get the number of passes right? Did you see the gorilla?...

by Peter on Apr 21st 2015

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on Critical Thinking. You can find Part 1 here. 6) Anchoring Effects This is the process, of anchoring, or using one piece of information, to make an inference about the final answer. This type of process actually happens pretty...

by Peter on Apr 19th 2015

In order to get the maximum profit out of the text below, you will need to spend some time with it. You should also do the exercises, because they will practically demonstrate some of these effects on your own mind. You can click on and read the article on meta-programs...