https://twitter.com/dchymko/status/1365030672348311553 Both of these are important. Sometimes it's easy to cast the academic approach as a waste of time. Wasting time looking at something that is already a fact. But in analyzing the decision process of an existing fact, we get better at future decisions when we don't yet have all the answers.
There are some of us that are conformists, trying as best as we can to fit in and jumping on every trend. Then there are who are the rebels, who want nothing to do with whats considered "mainstream" I'm one of the non-conformists. To an extreme. The last thing I wanted to be was one … Continue reading Different to a fault
A lot of people think a brand as your logo, your Instagram handle, or the tone you use posting on social media. Your brand is not your business cards, your swag, or even the things that you sell. These tangible pieces are only a small part of it. Flashy public things, the trim and the … Continue reading Brand
London Marathon, Malcom Murdoch It's getting to that time of year where we start thinking about them. And like everything else in the world, marketers have pretty much ruined them (kidding.. sort of) To marketers, and companies, this is the perfect time to capitalize on making you feel inadequate and offering the PERFECT thing to … Continue reading Who ruined New Years Resolutions?
Morning People: you know that feeling you get after completing a task before everyone else has woken up? Night people get that too after everyone has gone to bed. Night people: That aversion you have to setting your alarm to 6am? Morning people get that when invited to a dinner party starting at 8pm Different … Continue reading Morning People vs Night People
Don't be afraid to unfollow people who no longer bring you value. This not only applies to social media, but to all aspects in life. I don't view this as being "disloyal." In fact I think it actually means being more loyal to those who you do include in your life. It gives you more … Continue reading Unapologetically unfollow
Remember the scene from Wall-E with all the overweight peopl watching screens and drinking/eating while being moved along in chairs on a conveyor ? And how we laughed and thought it was a funny prediction of how lazy people really could be? But then how many of us after the movie or in the days … Continue reading Perspective
It comes up gradually. You are trying to work through something, and face some distractions. Then there are more distractions. Instagram, email and oh look, I should really clean up the kitchen. It gets to the point where you are hours behind in your progress. What should have been done today stretched into tomorrow. Then, … Continue reading Breaking free from the Guilt-Distraction Feedback loop
You signed up for that Yoga class. You bought a (lightly used!) treadmill. You got the brochures for that trip you always wanted to take. But two month later, you've gone to one yoga class, have logged 5k on the treadmill and who knows where the brochures went. Oh well, there's always next year, right? Wrong. Here's … Continue reading Re-resolutions
I drive a lot. I have the typical North American mindset about car ownership: I never really think about how much it costs, I approach driving as a "necessity" and that "it costs what it costs". But a recent post by Chad Kohalyk on his 2 years of OGO Carshare data made me stop and think: "wait, what … Continue reading 2 years of car ownership data