Good ol’ Diogenes Laërtius said several hundred years before Christ that We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may listen more and talk less.” But listening doesn’t come easy: most of us hurry to finish other people’s sentences (if we think they speak too slowly), or assume what it is […]
This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TED Conference that took place on April 24-28 in Vancouver, BC (Canada), under the general title of The Future You. Adam Alter’s talk was featured on the screen of TEDxMadrid this year (2017), but I had already watched it online -even if by accident. It is one […]
People without fantasy don’t do fantastic things.” Shimon Peres.
You are afraid that one day robots will come and take away your job, right? Think again. Robots ain’t coming. Robots are here already. And guess what: they are not taking away your job. More to the contrary: while they are not replacing you but complementing you, more jobs are being created for people like […]
It is not difficult to reach the conclusion that for broken windows policies to be effective the key element is enforcement -which Wikipedia defines as the process of ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, rules, standards, or social norms.” By enforcing laws and regulations, authorities attempt to effectuate successful implementation of policies, while attempting to serve a number of […]
Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” Pablo Picasso.
This week’s talk is a TEDxTalk filmed during the 2016 TEDxTysons that took place on September 19 in Tysons, VA, under the general title of Future Tense. We all have one or more social media accounts, right? Well, not all of us. In his talk, Cal Newport explains why he doesn’t -and why you shouldn’t, too (but before […]
There are few things that I hate more than waiting in line. And if there is one place where you are guaranteed to have to wait in line that is your bank. Surprisingly, I may add, after so many years of online banking and the widespread availability of mobile banking apps for our mobile devices. […]
Addiction to distraction is the death of creative production”. Robin Sharma.
Quick! You have just been told that you are having an additional week of vacation: what is the first site that comes to your mind to search for accommodation for that vacation? If your answer -like mine- is Airbnb, you are a part of the so-called sharing economy -even if you didn’t know it. Nobody […]