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Critical Thinkers have an incredible ability to see things from many perspectives. They can draw conclusions, bring out unseen opportunities, while spitting out irrelevant information that others see as critical information. Critical Thinkers in their formative years can come across as abrasive, know it alls. Like any immature process, if a Critical Thinker doesn’t embrace humanity with all its flaws and potential, they begin to deify their thought processes, thus making them… Read More

Growing up in a Greek Macedonian home as an Australian migrant was fascinating to me. Stories were everything. Story telling isn’t always about the facts, story telling lifts our imagination to another level. My dad and my uncle, dad’s brother were brilliant at sharing stories. They took you back in time with their dramatics, their emphasis on details that were important to them, their humour, their prejudices and so on. When they… Read More

I had the privilege of driving a F430, and the obvious instant feeling of success hits you, if not completely, it hits you for a moment. The keys from the owner of the car are thrown to me casually, like he’s done this once or twice before. The owner, proud of his collectible, allows others to share in his wins. ‘SHARING WINS IS FAR MORE ENJOYABLE THAN WINNING IN ISOLATION’ It’s hard… Read More

There is nothing more enticing than a person’s personal guarantee, especially in a world that promises so much and delivers so little. People are often frightened of overselling especially when starting out in business. They make promises to potential clients in the hope of securing a contract. These individuals end up creating a job for themselves that becomes a ROD to their backs if they are not careful. Slowly but surely they… Read More

We still use antiquated terms like landlords to describe authority. From the days kings ruled the earth as they controlled vast portions of land, landlords as they were known, were the kings enforcers of law, for GOOD OR EVIL. Priests in like manner tried to control the kings through superstition and moral law manipulation, for GOOD OR EVIL. Government agencies, a relatively new form of control. Through legislation and constitutional law making… Read More

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