by Peter on Sep 1st 2015

Recently I have been reading a lot of articles that sing praises for the systems approach over the goal-setting approach for achieving success. This trend warrants a discussion as there are some powerful repercussions if people decide to follow that advice. First...

by Peter on Aug 2nd 2015

Albert Einstein is remembered as one of the greatest minds of history. His name has become a synonym for the word “genius” and to be compared to Einstein is considered as the ultimate compliment. If someone says this to you, then that means that they...

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?...