The Fall of the House of FIFA

Book review of David Conn's 'The Fall of the House of FIFA'. A damning account of the culture of corruption at FIFA.

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Monday Morning Musings

Thoughts to boost your productivity and well-being

Monday is here. It's early morning. I feel a little exhausted after my walk. I want to sit down and write something quickly as my green tea boils in the kitchen. Here are some of the lessons I have learnt in life, some in the recent past and some over the lifetime: Trust your gut … Continue reading Monday Morning Musings

6 Simple Ways to Stay Ahead of Debt

Staying out of debt should be your paramount obsession. It has become mine over the last few years. Last year, a personal situation left my financial plans in tatters. The unpredictable nature of life had hit me in the face. The only reaction I could think of, while still reeling under the impending demands, was … Continue reading 6 Simple Ways to Stay Ahead of Debt

Take these 5 actions right now to conquer Smartphone addiction

I think you will agree with me when I say that most social networks have an ulterior purpose: induce addiction in their users. Smartphones, though enablers in many ways, are at the forefront of this assault, owing to the sheer fact that we always carry them with us. Have you noticed how many times do … Continue reading Take these 5 actions right now to conquer Smartphone addiction

Chaos Monkeys – Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine

Book review of Chaos Monkeys - Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine

Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone

In 1840, Edgar Allan Poe described the ‘mad energy’ of an ageing man who roved the streets of London from dusk till dawn. His excruciating despair could be temporarily relieved only by immersing himself in a tumultuous throng of city-dwellers. ‘He refuses to be alone,’ Poe wrote. He ‘is the type and the genius of … Continue reading Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone