Time management: the Pomodoro Technique helps (me at least)

For a week now I have been using the Pomodoro Technique. I came across this interesting time management method some time earlier while watching a presentation by Scott Hanselman – It’s not what you read, it’s what you ignore. As a freelancer, working from home, the view from my desk being on a street with a lot going on…

Snippet: Philosophy on Anger

Stress and anger are good at working together. When I am stressed, I get angry and frustrated quicker. Which can then cause more stress. Today I realised that yesterday, I unconsciously on purpose watched an episode of the 6-part documentary A Guide To Happiness, based on Alain de Botton’s book The Consolations of Philosophy, called…

Selected advice from Seneca

The last two days I’ve been reading through a book called Seneca voor Managers. It’s based on Seneca’s letters to Lucilius. The short texts, some a sentence others a paragraph, are lessons/advise about life and seem to bear some political/economic context. The author of the book put the original Latin text next to the flexible…

Primark — whhaaaa…. ??

The other day I went into the Primark to have a look at what they have to offer. I never really went inside, and when walking in Central London around Oxford Street, many tourists hardly manage to hold their huge Primark shopping bags. So, my reasoning was, the shop either has to be very fashionable — which it definitely…

Narrative fallacy and the impact of the news

I am currently reading Daniel Kahneman’s great book Thinking, Fast and Slow, where he sheds light on the many different forms of cognitive misconceptions that humans make on a daily basis. Even though there are many striking observations and results from experiments about human behaviour and cognition, the following is particularly interesting to me, found on…