When you feel like watching something good: My 10 favorite TED videos

In my posts I frequently refer to this or that TED video, because lots of them contain numerous well-structured and substantiated points. The motto of TED is “Ideas worth spreading” and in my opinion they really live up to it. I actually don’t recall anymore when did I discover TED for myself, yet I believe it was shortly before embarking on the MBA journey. Hence, I am their devoted fan for 7 years now. There were plenty of videos which I liked, yet in this short post I will list only the ones which left a lasting impression on me and which I would definitely recommend you to see. Hence, there we go (as usual, not in the order of significance, but in the order of remembering): Continue reading When you feel like watching something good: My 10 favorite TED videos

Benchmarks: friends or foes?

One of the blogs I am following is that of Seth Godin (marketing guru and the author of something like 18 bestsellers). On his blog he publishes short thought-provoking pieces on certain business or people related subjects. Inspired by two of his recent posts today I would like to talk about benchmarks.

But first, shortly about the posts of Seth I am referring to. Continue reading Benchmarks: friends or foes?

Toys and games: some reflections on the past, present and future of gaming

This is not going to be a list of favorite toys or a top ten of toys and games that you obligatory need to buy for your kids. Rather, I just want to share some of my thoughts on the subject of toys and games as such.

When I was a kid we didn’t have that many toys available. We had enough; there was never really a shortage, don’t get me wrong. However, if we compare the offer on the market of 30 years ago and now, it is obvious that this part of entertainment industry grew significantly. Toys and games available today are amazing! Even as a grown-up person you look at all those fantastic things – bright, interesting, and captivating – and your first reaction is to put all of them in your shopping basket because your “kid undoubtedly needs them”. If you have an infant or a toddler what frequently happens next is that your home becomes cluttered while your happy kid is playing with a saucepan in the kitchen instead… Recognizable? I bet. Moreover, the rhetorical question is: am I buying all those things for my kids or for myself? Continue reading Toys and games: some reflections on the past, present and future of gaming

Motivation: Where is that magical “on” button?

How do you motivate yourself to move forward in life? When you get up in the morning and start your day, is it just a routine and the feeling of obligation that makes you do certain things? And what about the BHAGs (big hairy audacious goals)? There are always ups and downs on the way to them and it is only strong motivation that can get you through the valley and on to the uphill road. So where is that magical “on” button for motivation that will help you achieve the best potential in your life? Related to that is also the  question how you can find that “on” button to help your kids move forward and  achieve the best potential in their lives?

Continue reading Motivation: Where is that magical “on” button?

My favorite household cleaning hacks

Usually I go through yet another list of life hacks with a bit of skepticism, because I am generally too lazy, for example, to make my own mix of baking soda, lemon and whatever else is required to get a simple cleaning product I can just buy. I don’t see the point of adding yet another difficulty level when I can use good professional stuff to solve the issue for me. Thus, the household cleaning hacks that ended up in my list are those that offer the truly easiest solution to the problem, not yet another alternative option. So here we go – 20 household cleaning hacks I found useful: Continue reading My favorite household cleaning hacks

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