Where Business, Buddhism, and Belly Come Together

Where Business, Buddhism, and Belly Come Together

Well, to answer the question in the title - they all start with a B. All kidding aside, I have been learning the previous months about "The Learning Organization", how to create a sustainable business that doesn't revolve around producing, but rather around learning where the production is a natural consequence. This has been an [...]

Why Do We Eat?

Why Do We Eat?

 Yesterday I left home after lunch to go to work. Only when I was far enough to not be able to return, I realized that I forgot to bring my food for dinner. As I wouldn't be home before 22:30 I decided to skip dinner. When I woke up today I decided to not eat [...]

How to Use SMART Goal Setting to Change Your Perception of Time

How to Use SMART Goal Setting to Change Your Perception of Time

In the first part of this blog post about how our perception of time is limiting us, we discovered how there is a difference between how we perceive time and how things actually develop over time. This tension is largely subject to how we experience time, that is, how our thoughts and emotions are influencing [...]

Why in Healthcare and Politics Treating The Root Cause is Not The Solution (Yet)

Why in Healthcare and Politics Treating The Root Cause is Not The Solution (Yet)

Yesterday I went to the cinema to watch The Invisibles. A movie about Jewish people in Berlin during the second world-war. As Hitlers' regime declared the city "jew-free", there were still 7000 of them underground. They basically became invisible with the help of brave fellow Germans. Unfortunately, only 1700 would see the war end. I [...]

How To Deal With Your Automatic Self When Trying To Change

How To Deal With Your Automatic Self When Trying To Change

The ambiguity effect suggests that people prefer to choose an option with a known probability of a favorable outcome over an option where the probability is unknown As I recently moved to Brazil I was confronted again and again, with what is called the Ambiguity Effect. It states that people tend to favor decisions where the odds [...]