Tag Archives: Survival

Lost Mozarts, Lost Picassos, Lost Teslas

There’s an old joke in which a man inherits a dusty old violin and an aged oil painting from a dearly departed distant relative. Disinterested in these objects for their intrinsic or nostalgic value, he decides to get them appraised … Continue reading

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A Journey Without End

I’ve realised something profound (at least to me). My prevailing feeling, asleep or awake, is that I’m in constant transit, on the way to a destination I’m not quite sure of, trying to make my connections on time, without getting … Continue reading

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Learning is Terrifying

We think of learning as a net positive thing and it undoubtedly is, but it’s also a psychological battlefield. When you learn new things, you put yourself in situations where you don’t know what you’re doing. You’re often completely clueless, … Continue reading

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Out, Standing in the Field

I, like many people, have struggled to maintain hope, in recent times. There are many reasons to feel a loss of hope, as there are things going on in the world that seem to have only one possible end-point. It … Continue reading

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How to Nudge, Not Yank

Recap Regular readers will recall that, not so long ago, I talked about untold stories – the stories we don’t tell ourselves, as a population, but which we urgently need to articulate, to avert existential crises. My reasoning was that … Continue reading

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Everything is Not Fine

It’s the complacency that infuriates me most. In academia, you will hear learned, well-read, peer-reviewed, intellectual debate about where ideas come from and why they represent the world as it is: perfect, timeless, constant and immutable. The sheer arrogance behind … Continue reading

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A Better Way to Compete

They tell me that the best thing about Capitalism is that it’s best at creating fierce competition, as if that’s the only way to make anything good. They claim this is the only way to cause progress. I don’t think … Continue reading

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