Cooking for Geeks - Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food

Cooking Learn through curious experimenting and have fun while cooking. Do not be afraid to make mistakes. Take time to taste things, both to adjust seasoning and taste changes during the cooking process. Resist the urge to stir and poke, let the food cook. Recipes Read the whole recipe before starting and understand each step. The order of ingredients in a recipe indicates the order they are added to the dish. [Read More]

Successful NLP

Principles for success Know what you want from an activity before you start and use the present tense “I can bench 140kg”. Take feedback on your progress and make changes to reach the target. State goals in the positive and have a goal beyond the goal. Consider and plan for consequences in advance, if you have to work long hours, discuss and agree this with your spouse. There is no such thing as failure, just feedback. [Read More]

The Defining Decade - Why your twenties matter

Tired of lying in sunshine, staying home to watch the rain You are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today And then one day you find, ten years has got behind you No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun. —Pink Floyd, Time Take control before thirty Life does not end at thirty but it does have a categorically different feel. [Read More]

Getting Things Done - How to Achieve Stress-Free Productivity

There is one thing we can do, and the happiest people are those who can do it to the limit of their ability. We can be completely present. We can be all here. We can… give all our attention to the opportunity before us. —Mark Van Doren The highest-performing people are those that have installed the best tricks in their lives. Clear your mind If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. [Read More]

Personal Development for Smart People

Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind, Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. [Read More]

Blink - The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Successful decision making relies on a balance between instinctive thinking in the first two seconds, and deliberate consideration. Extra information can hinder because complex relationships have identifiable underlying patterns that our brain subconsciously follows. Instantaneous decisions Snap decisions can be more reliable than cautious, deliberate decisions. Allowing people to operate without having to explain themselves enables rapid cognition. Gary Klein studied decision makers with high-pressure jobs and found that experts do not systematically compare all available options. [Read More]

59 Seconds - Think a little, change a lot

In 59 seconds Develop an attitude of gratitude Place a smiling baby in your wallet for a 30% increased chance to have it returned Hang a mirror in the kitchen to prevent snacking Buy a pot plant for the office Touch people lightly on the upper arm Write about your relationship Communicate potential liars by email Praise effort over ability with children Visualize yourself doing not achieving Consider your legacy Looking for happiness Happiness causes success. [Read More]