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LOUD WHISPERS: The Game Is Over (A tribute to Game of Thrones)

LOUD WHISPERS: The Game Is Over  (A tribute to Game of Thrones)

And now the watch has ended Many played the game for the throne King this Queen that One by one they fell The throne many fought over, lusted after and died for Now flows through the halls like melted wax The wheel has been broken Things are no longer the same If you thought The […]

The Nelson Mandela Rules: Honoring a Prisoner Turned World Leader

The Nelson Mandela Rules: Honoring a Prisoner Turned World Leader

  Nelson Mandela spent 27 years as a political prisoner in deplorable conditions, and yet he was able to inspire change and a legacy that lives on far beyond the borders of South Africa. In 1955, while Mandela was advocating to end apartheid, the United Nations (UN) was drafting the Standard Minimum Rules for the […]

Valar Morghulis:Ten Lessons From Game Of Thrones

Valar Morghulis:Ten Lessons From Game Of Thrones

I apologise in advance if I am about to confuse people who have no idea what Game of Thrones is. Just think about how some of us have no clue when you go on about your favourite football team. A few months ago, I was having a conversation with the son of a good friend […]

5 Lessons I Learned From My Father – for Business and for Life

5 Lessons I Learned From My Father – for Business and for Life

As I was coming up with ideas for my new wine brand, my mother had suggested I call it “Josh” — my father’s nickname. Although she was half joking, I loved the idea because the name embodied everything the wine stood for; it was bold and complex, yet approachable, just like dad. Although my father […]

How to Reverse Aging and Become Whoever You Want to Be

How to Reverse Aging and Become Whoever You Want to Be

In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist, conducted an important study. She gave houseplants to two groups of nursing-home residents. One group was told they were responsible for keeping their plant alive, and that they had autonomy in their daily schedule. The other group was told that staff would care for their plant, and they […]

Want to Become the Best at What You Do?

Want to Become the Best at What You Do?

It doesn’t matter how good your strategy is, if you’re not skilled at what you do, that strategy won’t take you very far. As Jason Fried and DHH have said: “Many amateur golfers think they need expensive clubs. But it’s the swing that matters, not the club. Give Tiger Woods a set of cheap clubs […]