The thing that upsets me the most is when people stop on a moving walkway. It happens every time in airports and I don’t get it: these moving walkways are here to help you to move faster. So why so many people stop on them? Making things easier shouldn’t allow people to stop making any effort.
I have almost the same feeling with escalators but I sometimes feel the need to stop to save my breath.
Email is the bread and butter of the modern worker and it’s also its plague.
I have mentioned it quite often here because it is very simple to send an email but the problem is on the receiving side.
Think twice before you click “send”
That should be the first rule: before you send, please think! Very often, when we send an email, we get rid of a problem and we send it to someone else. Sending an email is easy, the difficult part is for the one who handles it. Continue reading “About email Etiquette”
It has taken me a while to start reading this book. I am now fascinated by it.
The habit is deconstructed in 3 steps:
– Clue, a trigger.
– the routine
– the reward.
This might seem abvious and too simple but it is also very powerful. When you understand it, you can modify and transform your habits in the way you think you should. Continue reading “The Power of Habits”
Even if I have been in a hurry some evenings, I am quite proud and I think I am going to celebrate tonight 🙂
Perfection is the enemy of action
Writing in English is still quite a challenge for me and I hope my typos, misspellings and weird sentences have not hurt too much your eyes. I dare to do that because I believe it is the best way to make progress.
A few years ago I attended a course about speed reading. It was during my years at CJD, Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants, an organisation in which I did a lot of training.
I am a reader. And when we measured our speed I was one of the fasted. No big surprise, book publishers read a lot and they have to be able to read fast. No big deal. I remember being fascinated by my father when I was a kid, his ability to read a letter just by ‘taking a photo’ with his eyes and returning the document to me and saying: you’ve made a mistake… Continue reading “Thoughts about speed reading”
I grow up in a time when computer were still rare and connected computers didn’t exist for the general public.
In the 80’s, a first generation of affordable computers arrived on the market behind the rockstar Apple II. There was Sinclair’s ZX series, Commodore, Amstrad, Thomson TO7, etc. I didn’t have any of these, but I was lucky enough to get a Texas Instruments TI99/4A.
It was not the best machine around but plugged on the TV and a tape recorder, it was perfect to learn basic programming. I remember building games like a complete Yahtzee. But that was pretty it for my programming career. Continue reading “Minitel moi non plus”
It took me a while to understand that, but after having published dozens of books about diet and nutrition, and having read much more, I have reached the conclusion that our knowledge is still very limited.
The story of cholesterol is a perfect illustration. In the 50’s with Ancel Keys’ Seven Countries Study, America started to think that fat was a bad thing and a low-fat high carb diet began to be officially recommended.
War on fat
Gradually, the idea became mainstream and people started to remove fats from their diet, replaced saturated fat by unsaturated fat which means eating margarine instead of butter. Continue reading “All diets are not equal”