On creative intelligence

On creative intelligence

“I am not creative” is something that I often hear people in non-artistic fields say. Yet, our species is inherently creative — to be human is to be creative. What’s more, we cannot put limits on creativity either. An unquantifiable intelligence, seemingly...
10 good books I read in 2022

10 good books I read in 2022

As the year draws to an end, I thought I would share a selection of 10 good books I read in 2022. In no particular order: 1. The farther reaches of human nature — Abraham Maslow In this 1971 classic, Maslow draws on his experiences interacting with so-called...
Work DOES define you

Work DOES define you

“Don’t let work define you” sounds like a nice idea, until you dig into it a little more. People repeat this advice with the best intentions, but risk devaluing something precious in the process. For, the right kind of work or vocation has the power to bring...
Are you competitive?

Are you competitive?

I was recently reminded of how idiotic a corporate interview question, “Are you competitive?”, is. I too was once asked it, years ago, when I was applying for Finance jobs as a graduate. Of course, I accidentally slipped into a philosophical discussion...
Different roads to burnout

Different roads to burnout

People usually think of burnout as something that happens to them due to external circumstances, rather than something they actively create. Yet, it is not at all obvious that we can accept this at face value, particularly in our advanced, modern societies where...