the power of Occam’s razor

Ever heard of William of Ockham? Not many people have. He was actually a medieval philosopher who is most famous for his creation of Occam’s razor. I had never heard of him in any of my history or philosophy classes, but when I first heard of Occam’s razor on a TV show (Luther), I was intrigued. It states…

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five things you can never have enough of

Have you ever felt like a chicken with its head cut off? My wife sure has. A few days a week actually. Each morning she cooks breakfast, heads off to work, puts in eight hours (if not more), pops to the supermarket to pick up some ingredients for dinner on her way back, cooks dinner, gives…

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Three Skills All Parents Should Teach Their Kids

Watching children grow up is a trip. One day they fit snugly into our arms, so cute and tender. The next they are all grown up. Thankfully, I still have a few years to go before my son reaches his tweens and his rebellious years and while I know they will be challenging, I look…

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What I Learned From Teaching My Son To Swim

I’ve said it once. I’ll say it again. “Kids are amazing.” Over the past year or so, I have taken my son to swimming lessons three times a month. I hired a coach and while he took his lessons I would do a few laps. After he finished his lessons, I would review what was…

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5 lessons from Animal Farm every leader should understand

Growing up I wasn’t much of a reader… So I can sympathize when I meet people who tell me that they “hate” reading. I mean, why bother reading a book that’ll take a few days when you can watch a movie in two hours? That’s what many people are thinking when I suggest they read.…

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how one move would make Nintendo a dominant force

Nintendo was a trend setting back in the day. There are a few video games that changed history… There’s Pac-Man and Space Invaders for those people who had an Atari. There’s Pokemon and Mario Kart for DS lovers. There’s Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty for the more mature gamers. However, for me, one…

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the college degree in the 21st century

Today’s post I want to get back to my roots… While I focus on things such as finance, success, leadership, marketing, copywriting and time management these days, most of my life has been spent teaching English. I remember being put in charge of a history class with another TA way back when and I just…

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15 things all great leaders have in common

Caesar, Napoleon, Washington, Lincoln, Churchill, Gandhi… All names that have gone down in history. Each one a great leader in their own right. They are just a few of the men that shaped the world in which we live. And while their situations were quite different, they had a lot in common. So I did…

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17 books all leaders must read

What do parents, teachers, CEOs and managers have in common? They are all leaders. Parents are given the task of leading their children. Teachers, their students. CEOs, their businesses. Managers, their team. But regardless of who you are leading, the principles are the same. Learning how to motivate your employees will work just as well…

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WWTCD – What Would Tom Cruise Do?

Knowledge can come from the most unusual sources… However, most people tend to rely on what I call the “big 3” which are: family, school and friends. Some people, like myself, tend to think that’s just not enough. We have at our fingertips access to the best minds in the world: Steve Jobs, Tony Robbins, Steven…

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