Hara Hachi Bu

On the Japanese island of Okinawa, people have the highest life expectancy in the world. The number of inhabitants over the age of 100 years is three times higher than…

Getting Constrained

Sooner or later on the journey to making things happen, we get constrained. This is the moment when we lack the time, capability, opportunity, or any other mission-critical factor for…

Automation, productivity, and wages

In an article called Delayed expectations: Automation, productivity and wages for Barclays’ Our Insights, Managing Director and Head of Macro Research Ajay Rajadhyaksha and Director and Head of FX and EM Macro…

Culture = Context

We are creatures of context. As humans, we function best when we have a clear understanding of our surroundings and receive non-ambiguous feedback from our environment as we go along….

Everything-as-a-Service

If you promise something to your customers—a product, a service, a solution—deliver it. With as few barriers to value as possible. This is the new paradigm of customer experience in…

The Five Levels of Knowledge

Knowledge comes in five levels: Story Theory Know-how Mastery Wisdom You achieve each level at a different stage in life. Your level is an outcome of the time spent, intensity…

The 90,000-Hour Challenge

You will spend, give or take, 90,000 hours working in a lifetime. This is about 1/3 of your life. Look at your professional life this way and you suddenly start…