Month: January 2019

How to share just enough information

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There are known knowns… On February 12th 2002, U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld stood in front of journalists and the media at another U.S. Department of Defense news briefing. Facing another probing question about the lack of evidence to link the Iraqi government with the provision of weapons of mass destruction to terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda, Rumsfeld began his reply, with little idea that he was about to coin the phrase that he […]

Commit and figure it out

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Down the rabbit hole I’ve been on a little voyage of discovery recently. Would you like to come with me? A few weeks ago, I watched Free Solo, which is an excellent – and nerve wracking – documentary about Alex Honnold’s incredible achievement of climbing El Capitan’s 3,000ft Freerider route in Yosemite without a rope. However, this isn’t an article inspired by Honnold directly, despite there being a wealth of inspiration to absorb from how […]

The joy of caretaking

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The jar of life There have been umpteen articles written on the “jar of life”. The story is attributed to a mythical philosophy professor, giving a life lesson to his students. Now, this isn’t going to be another one of those articles, so don’t worry. But for those unfamiliar with the concept, here’s a quick summary. Your life is a jar (of course!). You fill it with golf balls, which represent the big important things, […]