the 1-year rule

A few days ago I promised to share the process I followed to become a minimalist. Here it is -but first a warning: this is not a once-size-fits-all recipe, which means that what worked for me may not work for you, or that your priorities may be different from mine, or that your time constraints […]

re-invent yourself, often

Lifetime loyalty to a company (or shushinkoyou) used to be a tenet of Japanese culture. It traces back to the 1920s, when lifetime employment policies were officially enacted since they were believed to engender a bottom-to-top and top-to-bottom mutuality of corporate mission. Those habits intensified after World War II, when Japan faced a labor shortage and, […]

we need more intelligence

When you do a quick Google search for the term artificial intelligence, the results do not just include -as is to be expected- multiple links to a definition of the term the capacity of a computer to perform operations analogous to learning and decision making in humans but also to many other links that deal with […]

less is the new more

Minimalism is a trending topic these days, at least in the United States, thanks in no small part to the work of Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus -also known as The Minimalists. Joshua and Ryan are American authors, podcasters, filmmakers and public speakers that began pursuing a minimalist lifestyle back in 2010 and who decided […]

keepin’ it simple

I truly believe that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. I do, and not because Steve Jobs said so -it seems that Leonardo da Vinci beat him to it by a few centuries- but because it reflects well a lifestyle and ethos that I have made my own over the last 20 years (to the day). […]