Ego Integrity: 6/8 On running a business


This is the sixth in a series of eight “old age” reflections on this period of my life. (The process and place of such reflections is described in the final paragraph.) It conjures up the words, despair, determination, integrity, introversion, introspection, independence, benevolence, insight. I hope you can recognise them from this period of my … Continue reading Ego Integrity: 6/8 On running a business

How to make the bullet journal work for you


A second reblog from Karabi and one focusing on using an “old fashioned” mode of daily planning, to do lists, creative thinking ….. pen and paper! I like it because it recognises what so many of us spend too much time on which is “making it look nice” instead of putting the journal to goo use. Take Karabi’s advice, it’s common sense!

I want the Zen Life

As some of you might be aware, I started using a bullet journal a few weeks ago. During the first week, I had mixed feelings about it, and I almost gave up on it last week. And, then it occurred to me. I was more concerned about the “look” of my bullet journal than the actual “functionality” of it. And, this was natural. Looking at all the beautiful bullet journals out there, of course I wanted to make my journal look pretty. I wanted to use stickers and colors and beautify it. However, that was taking way too much time. 

That’s when I realized that I didn’t need to make my bullet journal pretty. It was supposed to make me more productive and efficient. 

It was just an efficient way to have all your tasks, to-do lists and appointments in one place, along with page numbers, so that you can…

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Why nations fail and remain poor: Part II, Foreign Aid is part of the problem not the solution!


In Part I of this series we described the assertions about poverty and why nations fail from the excellent book by Acemoglu and Robinson, "Why Nations Fail": With many examples they revealed a single and consistent factor as being the one contributory cause of failure and poverty; the EXTRACTIVE nature of economic and political institutions … Continue reading Why nations fail and remain poor: Part II, Foreign Aid is part of the problem not the solution!

Why nations fail and remain poor: Part I, Forget what you think you know!


It is time therefore that the world generally, and the utterly ineffective UN took a long hard look at their misplaced and often self serving policies in attempting to eradicate poverty and human misery.   The perceived wisdom (generally thought to be true) on why some nations are stuck in a never ending cycle of … Continue reading Why nations fail and remain poor: Part I, Forget what you think you know!