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One story, three lessons

  A little bird is flying south in the winter when his wings freeze. He falls through a gap in the roof of a barn and lands frozen next to a cow. The cow feels sorry for the poor bird and drops some dung on him to keep him warm. It works, and he starts […]

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What does it mean to have a mindset for excellence?

  Having a mindset for excellence means to decide to be the best and to do what it takes to honor this decision. Therefore, excellence is something intentional. It is not born with you, but it is not something out of reach. You can chose whether to have it or not — it’s up to […]

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How the news work (3)

  Knowing who is behind the news and how the news industry works are fundamental things you should understand before consuming any information packed as such. Whoever is behind the news determines what piece of information will or will not get to you. The news industry, just like any other industry, is profit-driven—money and power, basically. Therefore, […]

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How the news work (2)

  Apart from asking who is behind the news, we must understand a universal law about it: it is, above all, a business like any other. Companies behind the news—agencies, radio and TV stations, newspapers, news sites, etc.—need to pay the salaries of its staff, the utilities of its buildings, equipment, technology, and other expenditures […]

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How the news work (1)

  You who like reading, listening or watching the news should know a few things about the inner workings of a newsroom. If you really think it’s essential to watch the news, then at least you should be a conscious viewer. So let’s look at a few points: Who is delivering the news to you? […]

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Detach yourself!

  Albert Einstein is credited with the following prediction: “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” Albert, it looks like we’ve already reached that point:   Our information consumption habits are destroying our sociability, productivity, power of attention and creativity. That is, we […]

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This tool will help you stay focused

  I’ve developed this simple tool to help my son stay focused on his goals. One of the biggest problems of today’s youths (and of many adults as well) is to be easily distracted. From the moment we open our eyes in the morning, till the time we close them at night, there are so […]

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I want to grow, but no one gives me an opportunity

  People who hold mediocre or small job positions usually complain there’s no space for growth in the company or no opportunity for them to occupy higher positions. More often than not, this is a wrong idea. Yes, it is true that in any firm or institution nepotism, politics and corruption may occur. But that […]

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What you can learn by observing successful people

  You are and will always be surrounded by people. Whether or not they’re close to you, each of them represents a learning opportunity for you. It’s amazing to see how most people don’t understand a thing about people. They spend their whole life hurting others, ruining relationships, making the same mistakes and basically not […]

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A Great Analogy for Life After Death

A Hungarian writer explained the existence of the invisible God using a great analogy: In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why? Of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we […]