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I write a blog every day. Here are the most recent posts.

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January 30, 2019

In the sport of waterpolo, and I assume handball and a few other sports, a left-hander is worth more than a right-hander. Ambidextrous people are worth more than both combined, but the reason a left-hander is worth more is because the angle from which they shoot makes it much easier to score from the right …

Visible and invisible advantages Read More »


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January 29, 2019

Yesterday I was recording a radio show, Kiwi Radio with Yuka Kato, and Yuka told me this great analogy: There are four things that have a knack of rearing their ugly heads exactly when you forget about them: Earthquakes, fires, thunder and lightning, and the fourth one is my favourite: old men. Earthquakes and fires …

The unforgettable old men Read More »


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January 28, 2019

Here in Shonai, people often stick to one lane when they drive, knowing that up ahead the lanes merge. This is fine, except sometimes they do it a bit too early and you get one very long line of cars in a two-lane street. Now, this is ok for me, because I just go in …

When consideration isn’t consideration Read More »


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January 27, 2019

You may have heard of the All Blacks, New Zealand's national rugby team. Even if you haven't, you've probably heard of something called sport. Well, the New Zealand All Blacks have the highest win percentage for any professional team in sport. 77%. That means they win more than three out of every four games. It …

Comparing yourself to others Read More »


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January 26, 2019

That rustling in the bushes? It might be a lion. That storm brewing? Get inside. Not have enough food for the winter? Get ready now. Lions and storms and lack of food were very real fears for our ancestors. These fears were the difference between life and death. Take this point to its logical conclusion, …

Primal fear Read More »


person writing on a notebook beside macbook

January 25, 2019

Back in 2016, a friend and I ran an experimental cafe. Every other week, on the day that my chef friend had off, which was always a Monday, we would borrow our mutual friends' cafe and run a cafe for a day. I was in charge of making coffee and waiting on people. My friend …

Mingle Cafe Read More »


forced perspective photography of cars running on road below smartphone

January 24, 2019

Don't go too slow. Always keep momentum. Look ahead to check you're travelling in the right direction. Don't stop suddenly. Slow your pace down gradually. You may not be moving straight, but as long as you're moving in the right direction, that's all that matters. You may come across some bumps. Go over them if …

Shut up and drive Read More »


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