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When Googling Can Be Bad For Your Career

Free learning is complex

Marshmallows. Yep. Marshmallows. Yeah wtf… I hear you say? Stay with me. In 1972, psychologist Walter Mischel published what became a groundbreaking study called the ‘Marshmallow Experiment’ (Mischel et al, 1972). In a nutshell, he took a sample of 32 children aged 3 to 6 and offered them all a marshmallow but gave them an […]

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Why My Wife Hates Me

There is a fine line between love and hate. It used to be a song lyric but scientists have verified that the parts of the brain responsible for love are also the ones that trigger hate. Strange irony. Especially since yesterday I went on about how much my wife loves me. Today, I’ll tell you […]

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The #1 Cure For Your Career

Cure for career

I read a fascinating study about therapists on Pub Med (the journal of medical research available to the public). The no.1 success criterion for a patient receiving therapy is not the medicine, the therapy techniques or application of research. It’s the therapist themselves. Specifically, how empathetic a therapist is. Empathy is the art of knowing […]

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Why I’ve Worked In 10 Companies

Different jobs

One of my students Olu, recently asked me why I’ve worked in 10 companies in the last 10 years (you can see them on my LinkedIn profile). He asked if that means I’ve been sacked often! It’s a great question and so I’ll answer it. First of all, you need to understand that I am […]

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A Simple Way To Tackle Any Excel Problem

Excel Problem Solving

How do I know exactly how to solve a problem in Excel? This is the BIG question that stumps a lot of people; especially beginners or reasonably experienced people. Excel can be a vast and murky big world of tools, formulas, pivot tables and macros. Sometimes you just don’t know quite exactly what you should […]

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How I Overcome Procrastination

procrastination concept

Procrastination used to be my mortal enemy… but not any more. You see over the years, I found that procrastination is caused by 2 things: Overwhelm and Ambiguity. Too much to do and not sure how to do it. When I was younger, I used to procrastinate like a champ! I would just about squeeze […]

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