Ray Dalio is no stranger to success. Now a billionaire running the world’s largest hedge fund, he is widely recognized as a global business leader and a brilliant entrepreneur.
Dalio built Bridgewater Associates from the ground up, in 1985, and has been continuously evolving and improving the machine he’s designed since.
This involved building a unique culture, introducing an “idea meritocracy” and revolutionary principles that no other company on the planet operates under.
But you don’t need to be Dalio to achieve some of these things for your own business.
I’ve always found great inspiration from quotes and principles I could extract from those who paved the way before me.
Reflecting on the insights from the masters who went where you’re trying to go can be incredibly uplifting.
Calling yourself a “creative”, or a “writer” can be daunting at times. Personally, I still struggle with allowing myself to claim that title.
But then I learn from people who became masters of their craft, and realized that most had the same self-doubts I had. The same fears and self-limiting beliefs we all have.
The difference is, they didn’t let those feelings…
Full disclaimer: I don’t believe in religion.
I don’t believe in organized systems of thought which compel their followers to submit to dogma for which there is no evidence. I don’t take voices whispering in the desert, skies breaking up in half, and burning bushes at face value.
The fact is, religion does us no good when it comes to achieving unity and standing a chance at global peace, as a human race. The many religious conflicts and wars are a stark reminder of this reality.
Nonetheless, some religious texts have a lot to teach us when it comes to…
Are you confused by all the advice and financial jargon out there?
Does it feel like investing is some sort of a dark art reserved for the experts and talking heads on Bloomberg TV?
I’m here to tell you it isn’t.
Investing and growing a successful portfolio is 100% possible for anyone willing to learn the basics.
Don’t let the jargon and scaremongering headlines steer you away from building a brighter financial future for yourself. Without spending countless hours on it.
I had a friend recently ask me about the simplest, most efficient way to start investing for long-term wealth.
“If you aren’t willing to own a stock for ten years, don’t even think about owning it for ten minutes.” — Warren Buffett
Financial education is a huge, gaping hole in our traditional education systems. Most young graduates leave formal education with no idea about how to manage their finances.
Yet, as a result of that very education, they will now be paying off the debt that financed their shiny degrees for the next 5, 10, or more years. And the fees are only rising, leading to higher and higher debt levels.
This lack of financial understanding isn’t limited to…
Technology is changing the fate of humanity.
From clunky computer programs to dumbfounded chess and go masters, machine learning and AI have evolved; and so have their capacity to absorb and make sense of large amounts of data about you and I.
The question is: how that data is and will be used going forward; and who controls it?
Currently, this sits in big tech corporates’ data centers.
The ‘GAFAs’ (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple) of this world have ownership over our data. …
Like it or not, money matters.
If you live on this Earth (and my guess is, you do ), there’s no escaping this simple universal fact.
Money rules. Money is what makes the world go round.
If you have mixed feelings towards the concept of money (earning it; making it; growing it), you’re literally putting a cap on the quality of your own life.
Each one of us has deep-seated beliefs. The thing with those is, we haven’t necessarily chosen them.
Some of our most deep-seated beliefs stem from our childhood and things we’ve experienced when our minds were easily…
I am biting my fingers off right now. Literally.
The global pandemic has introduced a series of consumer trends; Covid-19 has not gone away as quickly as expected, and doesn’t look about to disappear anytime soon.
Looking back, I wish I’d realized Covid-19 wasn’t going away in a few months.
I wish I’d thought about what this could mean, in terms of which sectors and companies were likely to benefit from people staying at home, how this would change consumption and trends.
Had I done this and put some money behind the logical conclusions I would’ve drawn then…I probably wouldn’t…
It’s undeniable: the world is changing right in front of our eyes. It’s fascinating to watch.
Things are moving fast, real fast:
As a creative person, I can often feel stuck in the creative process.
Sometimes I’m unsure where to begin, struggle to find the time to get going, or simply, I just can’t overcome my own doubts.
Despite tons of obstacles in the way, I’ve found the techniques used by best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert really helpful in unblocking me when I get stuck.
Here are 3 ways she suggests to live your best creative life, that will help get rid of what’s holding you back allowing you to step onto the braver path of creative living.
The first tool Gilbert talks…