A Beautiful Piece of Rubbish

Every time I moved home (of which I lost count), I spent days looking at properties. Figuring out if one fit my requirements was fairly straightforward. Location? Check. Size? Check. The real challenge was to imagine how each property would look once reorganised to suit my style and needs. When I was developing apps orContinue reading “A Beautiful Piece of Rubbish”

Multi-Tasking is For The Weak

Don’t get me wrong. I love to multi-task. The pressure of handling multiple tasks at the same time, the sense of accomplishment when I’m done… Here’s the thing, though. I try to multi-task only when I can afford to waste time or make mistakes. If time is of the essence, I focus on a singleContinue reading “Multi-Tasking is For The Weak”

Don’t I Know You From Somewhere?

I have hundreds of contacts on my phone. Over the years I’ve added friends, family, colleagues, clients, recruiters, service providers and many, many other contacts to my phone. The list has become so long it’s hard to manage. Finding a contact has become like going through the Yellow Pages. If the number of people onContinue reading “Don’t I Know You From Somewhere?”

A Sharp Corner

I am often tempted to take shortcuts. What could possibly go wrong if I don’t wear my seat belt, it’s a short ride anyway. What could possibly happen if I delay scanning this document – I’ll get to it later. The answer is everything. Everything can go wrong. And often, it will. When it does,Continue reading “A Sharp Corner”

No Alarms And No Surprises, Please

Very few things can stress me as much as uncertainty. When a deadline is looming, when a big decision is about to be made… Seconds stretch like hours. I sometimes wish I had a fast-forward button for life. I’ve been on the other side of the fence, too. I’ve worked sleepless nights to deliver toContinue reading “No Alarms And No Surprises, Please”

Trust Me, You Can Trust Me

I’m more efficient when I work from home. The office has more distractions for me. The commute to the office drains me. The lunch break is longer when I’m in the office. I know this isn’t true for everybody. But it’s true for many people. Most polls I’ve seen had people preferring some percentage ofContinue reading “Trust Me, You Can Trust Me”

Optimise For Happiness

What is my goal in life? I guess the easy answer is to be happy. What makes one happy, though? This is a tough one. Clearly it’s not having fancy things. We get used to anything and soon enough it’s no longer exciting. I was once presented with the idea that happiness is always there.Continue reading “Optimise For Happiness”