Category Personal Development

#184: Sitting and Thinking

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Good morning good people This week, I intended to share insights from Shafiq Morton’s A Mercy to All, which tells the story of Gift of the Givers and its founder, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman. And then, on Thursday morning, Ahmed Abbasi, the…

#174: Jonah Berger’s Magic Words

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Good morning good people In last week’s letter, we encountered Bulgarian Booker-Prize winner, Georgi Gospodinov’s formulation that “When people with whom you’ve shared a common past leave, they take half of it with them. Actually, they take the whole thing…

#173: Be Who You Are

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Dear Friends Thank you for your messages following the Love + Work and Build Better Teams letters. I appreciated understanding how they were useful for you. If you’d like to comment on last week’s letter, you can do so here. Today’s…

#171: Love+Work

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Dear friends This week the 2023 Booker Prize longlist was announced. It is wonderful to see the inclusion of Nigerian author Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀’s A Spell of Good Things. If you missed it, I shared my thoughts about it in this letter (it…

#152: Do What You Do Best

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This week’s letter was meant to be about war. I have sensed that the metronomic coverage of war with its detached geopolitical, strategic, and bland technological-capability-of-the-weapons aloofness was obscuring my vision of the truth. As we approach South Africa’s Human…