the ivy in envy

Have you ever had to deal with ivy? Its a beautiful evergreen plant but if you don’t look after it meticulously it grows everywhere and particular in places you don't want it to grow and spread its green shoots.  Where is the link to envy apart form the wordplay? In today’s world we are continuously […]


I have been listening to a talk with Seth Godin who I consider one of the greatest minds these days and the story of Icarus came up. As a reminder, Icarus was the son of the famous craftsman Daedalus in Greek mythology. His father was the creator of the Labyrinth, a huge maze located under the court of King Minos of Crete, […]


What do you want to be your legacy? A question that arises regularly when successful people being interviewed, or shall I say, as everybody does podcasts these days, it’s the question that comes at the end. Is it necessary to leave a legacy? Or isn’t it a need, as we want to feel immortal and we can’t […]

Egg Timer

Last week I wrote about values, your values and how they align or misalign at your workplace. In my research I stumbled about a quote by Thomas Cooley which I love: “I am not who you think I am; I am not who I think I am; I am who I think you think I […]

Moderation sucks

Last week I couldn’t but overhear a conversation on the train about diet, exercise & lifestyle. After everybody had exchanged what they do and believe, and maybe to settle for consensus, all agreed on: “Everything in moderation”, is the way to live life. I would disagree. Interesting thought as it is, and very appealing to […]

Sherlock Holmes

It happened once, Sherlock Holmes and Watson went camping in the mountains. Night fell and they went to sleep. In the middle of the night, Sherlock Holmes nudged Watson and Watson opened his eyes. Sherlock Holmes asked him, “What do you see?” Watson looked up and said, “I see clear sky and stars, lots of stars.” Sherlock Holmes […]

Wolf Feeder

If you are working with me, you might, during our time together, hear the following story: One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. “My dear one, the battle between two ‘wolves’ is inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, […]

Risk on / Risk off

“People will cling to an unsatisfactory way of life, rather than change, in order to get something better for fear of getting something worse” Eric Hoffer When most people start their careers the trade-off to give up something for nothing isn't hard because mostly you have nothing. That’s why so many clients tell me how […]


Ecdysis: "The process of shedding the old skin (in reptiles) or casting off the outer cuticle (in insects and other arthropods).“…or,  What’s to be learned from a lobster growingBecause the shell of a lobster is hard and inelastic it must shed its shell in order to grow. Ecdysis, commonly called shedding, occurs when a lobster […]


Whenever one of my weekly emails doesn’t get delivered to its recipient, I get a message and its either a “soft” bounce or a “hard” one. A hard one means the incoming server has rejected my email for good and the email addressed gets automatically removed from my recipients list. In layman’s terms this means […]

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