Operation Outsource My Life

You’re probably going to think I’m lazy because I outsource my life. I don’t do much if I don’t need to or don’t want to. Hell, I can’t even remember the last time I vacuumed or washed the dishes at home. Not that I can’t vacuum. I just don’t want to. Perhaps I should explain (more…)

50 First Dates in Our Office

I once had an assistant working on my team, who would call each team member daily, sometimes multiple times, for an update. First, he would send an email. Then, one of my other colleagues would remark, “Did you see that email?” Finally, the assistant would call me 15 minutes later to check if I received (more…)

Work-Life Integration is a Double Edged Sword

“Why are we able to answer emails on Sundays, but unable to go to the movies on Monday afternoons?” -Ricardo Semler Picking up a lazy dinner from a suburban pizza shop one Friday night about 8pm, my phone rang. I glanced at the screen to see my boss was calling from Singapore and I remember (more…)

Smart entrepreneurs Play CARDDS

Perfect entrepreneurs know, “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself”. The trouble is, there are no perfect entrepreneurs.

I don’t know who first said those words but since then it has frequently been repeated by perfectionists everywhere. I know business owners who believe this to their core and the way their business runs is proof of that.

Sharpen your soft skills

6 work skills for your future Soft skills, which have lasted for centuries, will continue to be essential in the new world of work. Instead of looking at what’s changing, maybe we need to look at what doesn’t change. Soft skills are basically the skills that make us most human. They’re not technical skills that (more…)