TMT#7 Response / Responsibility

Response: a reaction to somethingResponsibility: a duty or obligation to do or be something. The words sound so similar, and yet there's a profound difference between the two. Think about it. A sense of responsibility can come out of response. For example, I love my wife, so I choose to take responsibility for the dishes; … Continue reading TMT#7 Response / Responsibility

TMT#6 A Journey Into Depression & Connection

I don't struggle with depression. But sadly, I know lots of people that do. Half a lifetime ago, it nearly got the better of me. And then, suddenly, it went. It is foolish to deny that the 21st-century western world has a problem with anxiety and depression. It would be equally silly to trivialise and … Continue reading TMT#6 A Journey Into Depression & Connection

TMT#5 Multipliers Vs. Diminishers

One of my favourite reads of 2018 was "Multipliers" by Liz Wiseman. In it, she contrasts two types of leader: Multipliers and Diminishers. (All quotes from Wiseman's book). Multipliers "make us better and smarter. They bring out our intelligence…[and] get more from their people because they are leaders who look beyond their own genius and … Continue reading TMT#5 Multipliers Vs. Diminishers

TMT#3 Why Paper Books Are (Almost) Dead To Me

Previously, I discussed the steps I'm taking towards digital minimalism: getting digital resources to work as a means and not the end (as social media tends to be for so many of us now). One area that escapes the digital culling process is reading. Presently, I will refuse almost all paper books in favour of … Continue reading TMT#3 Why Paper Books Are (Almost) Dead To Me

TMT#2 – Digital Minimalism

Social networks are crippling contemporary culture. There, I said it. Several books I've read recently (see below) have seriously challenged my beliefs about Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., and just how absorbed I had become in them (for years). Let's talk about "Digital Minimalism" by Cal Newport. Here's some food for thought (arranged for clarity): "Young … Continue reading TMT#2 – Digital Minimalism