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Reinvention – a story

Reinvention – a story

As a professional speaker, I have the opportunity to sometimes hear a truly great speaker with a fantastic message. You might know the kind - its when the message and the experience stay with you months after others are forgotten. It is what I aspire to be. But the...

A Pre-meditation of Evils

A Pre-meditation of Evils

Premeditatio malorum, a premeditation of evils, is the Stoic exercise of imagining what can go wrong. Think of it as the opposite of ‘positive thinking’ - the practice of negative thinking that allows us to imagine the worst, get all the emotion out of they way, and...

From History to the Future

From History to the Future

History at school I was talking to a History teacher recently at a regular parent / teacher meeting. At some point I rather gushed that History was my favourite subject in school which prompted the teacher to ask me what I do now for a living. I answered, that I am a...

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