The Uniqueness of Uniqueness

We are all unique, in almost every way. From our DNA, to our fingerprints, our eyes, our hair, our personality, our dreams and desires – our uniqueness defines who we are. Funnily enough, uniqueness is completely ubiquitous, it is present throughout the universe. Everything in the universe is unique. There are no two snowflakes, no…

I Don’t Know If I Like It Or Not…

  We all have a tendency to play it safe. We don’t want to take risks. We only go to restaurants we know we will like. We only going to the cinema if we are absolutely certain we will like the film. We prefer to engage with like-minded individuals with whom we share similar views or…

Have You Made Up Your Mind Yet?

What’s on your mind? How many choices and decisions do you have to make today? How many long term decisions or concerns are occupying your mind right now? Our minds are only capable of making a certain number of decisions. This number can vary depending on the type of decisions you have to make; we…

A Dream And A Whisper

The value of a business on the stock exchange is largely determined by the confidence of its shareholders in that company’s goals being achieved. If your goals were a business listed on the stock exchange, would their value be rising or falling? How confident are you and other shareholders (your family, friends and colleagues) of…

Clouds

Too many clouds in the sky block the sun, but too few and we burn. Clouds may frustrate us sometimes, but the right amount of cloud cover is just what’s needed to create the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises. I was flying into Warsaw recently and a cabin crew member peeked out of my window…

Insane or Inspired

When it comes to original ideas, the line between insane or inspired can be very thin. As a $100 billion company, the idea behind Facebook is inspired but imagine someone trying to explain the concept to you just 15 years ago – it would have probably seemed insane… updating our lives on our phones and…

From Bad to Brilliant

We all have bad days, weeks and months. Some people have a bad year. Whilst our reactions to our circumstances can have a huge impact on how we feel, there’s no denying that some people are dealt a bad hand. Sometimes circumstances seem so bad that they consume individuals; perhaps it seems that there are…

The Value in Motion

“Money makes the world go round” is a phrase I’m sure everyone has heard at some point in their life. Certainly, it would be difficult to imagine the world without money; in some form or other, money and currency have existed for thousands of years. But money does have an interesting property: it gains value…

The Least You Could Do

Have you heard about the new Prayer app for your mobile device? It’s great, whenever you need to pray to God you just click on the app. Or, if it’s a really important prayer, you can simply tell the app how many prayers you want – one click can equal 10,000 prayers. The app will…

The Currency of Imagination

Cash, reddies, wonga, big-ones, dough… there are many words used to describe the life blood of our economic world. Whilst money mainly flows through the arteries of our economy in electronic form, when you look at those digitised numbers on a bank statement or on a computer screen what they represent is cash. And, whatever you…