Would Aristotle have enjoyed l’Anti-Café?

(Originally published on LinkedIn Post) What do Elon Musk, Google X Moonshots projects and the Montreal’s first Anti Café have in common? Aristotle’s First Principle Thinking is the answer. Mr. Musk explains it very well: I think it is important to reason from first principles rather than by analogy. The normal way we conduct our lives… Continue reading Would Aristotle have enjoyed l’Anti-Café?

Baby steps are better than Big Miraculous Giant Ones

First of all, because a Big Miraculous Giant (BMG) step does not exist. Death taps on your left shoulder I faced death once when I was young. I faced it again on April 26th 2013, when a car hit me while I was biking. Realizing, after becoming airborne at 30 km/h for 2/3 of the… Continue reading Baby steps are better than Big Miraculous Giant Ones

An Ikigai Index KPI

Practicing Tai-Ji and Kyudo (a Zen Archery Active Meditation), I stumbled upon the concept of “Ikigai”. (Source: inspired by the work of Nimbosa derived from works by Dennis Bodor (SVG) and Emmy van Deurzen (JPG) – https://t.co/TiRhcMD7HP, CC BY-SA 4.0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45002620) Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is aJapanese concept meaning “a reason for being”. Everyone, according to… Continue reading An Ikigai Index KPI