Month: May 2019

I just don’t know what to do with myself.

Don’t know what you want to do with your life? Travel. Experience different ways of life, meet different people, eat different food. What this does is two things, it lets you learn about other cultures and customs, but more important it helps you learn about yourself. Getting away from your comfort zone helps you appreciate …

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Focus on the audience

When you’re giving a presentation, or any sales talk, always remember that no matter what you say, if it doesn’t interest the audience, it’s useless. The trick is to focus entirely on what the audience wants to hear, and to work your content around that. This has the added benefit of removing your ‘self’ from …

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Price is there not to make profit, but to help create a sustainable market. A few years back, a friend and I were running an experimental cafe. Our offerings were simple; a meal for about 800yen, a coffee for about 400yen, or both for about 1000yen. We were running the cafe for a bit of …

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Metaphors can help change the world

I’ve realised one way in which writing a blog every day has affected me is that I keep thinking up metaphors. I keep looking for ideas in the oddest of places. Which I think is great. The greatest communicators are those who are able to keep the narrative going, and metaphors are an excellent way …

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I listen to a lot of podcasts, I’ve listened to every episode of Freakanomics, the majority of Tim Ferriss’, basically all of disrupting Japan, the How I Built That podcast, and I’m currently going through 99% Invisible’s backlog but one in particular truly stands out for me. The Akimbo podcast by Seth Godin. I’m not …

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