When I was a teenager, I joined the local athletic club. I’d never been much of a runner, but since I went to an all-girls school, the draw of the athletic club where boys hung out was abundantly clear. It was time to dust off my running shoes. The worst thing about contemplating long-distance running…

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Sometimes we fail to act because we’re afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. So we say and do nothing and wait for the discomfort of the moment to pass. It’s easier to turn a blind eye than it is to simply say: ‘This is not okay.’ But the future we’re building together depends…

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We like to ask for advice. It’s human to investigate all the angles—to seek the opinions of others. And yet in doing so, we can forget to reflect on our insights and assumptions. We often forget to check in with our beliefs before considering what someone else thinks. What if before sought advice, we reflected…

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We’re used to using the reset button on our devices to reboot them. We think nothing of shutting down our technology and starting again. We didn’t know how to do that for ourselves and humanity until this week. We’d forgotten we could come together as communities and nations and agree to pause for the collective…

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There was a talent show on television when I was a child called, Opportunity Knocks. It wasn’t unlike some of the reality talent shows broadcast on TV today. It was lower budget and had a lot less glitz and glamour. Prospective contestants wrote to the show’s producers via snail mail pitching to audition. I doubt…

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One of my favourite TV programs, when I was young, was Columbo—which followed the sometimes scruffy, seemingly absentminded, always polite, homicide detective, who solved murder cases in Los Angeles. What struck me about Columbo was the stepwise way he made progress towards solving the case. He wasn’t necessarily looking for the big breakthrough, he was…

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Success is as unpredictable as failure. Nobody knows for sure what will be a hit or a miss. Every runaway success is only obvious with hindsight. And yet we expend so much of our creative energy trying to be successful to our detriment. When you liberate yourself from the pressure of having to win, you’re…

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Contrary to what we often believe, people want more than what was expected.
We consistently underrate, undervalue, and underutilise our humanity.

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We mistakenly believe that we are powerless to make a difference in an all is lost moment when in fact the opposite is true.

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If we are to do our best work, we must also be intentional about the kind of business and life we want to build. We often default to prioritising our needs while neglecting our wants.

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