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Even robots make mistakes

It’s impossible to ignore the rise of robots. They’ve gone from ‘awkward factory joke’ to ‘overlords-in-training’ in a handful of years. And it turns out the breakthrough was teaching them how to make mistakes. Our brains learn through trial and error. For many years, when a robot produced an error it would simply stop, shake, […]

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Ringing in your ears

Words are incredibly powerful. These little sounds and symbols are programming for humans. Without them, our world falls apart. Some words are so powerful they stick in our brains — ringing in our ears — and changing us forever. It becomes true. The words we use to talk about ourselves are the most powerful because […]

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3 simple rules for success

There’s lots of advice out there these days, so it’s tough to hear the wisdom in the noise. But sometimes, you hear something that rings so loudly with Truth that it’s hard to ignore. Whether they’re his or not doesn’t matter, because when the compelling Chris Voss uttered his ‘three truths of life’ they hit […]

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Take it with you

When we were children, we learnt to play the tin whistle. It’s a shrill little instrument that probably blew out the eardrums of anyone who heard us practicing. Years later, whenever I left to go travelling or university or to move country, my mother would thrust this cold little tube into my hand and say, […]

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Look at all you’ve learnt

You won’t remember being a loud and smelly and unbearably cute baby. It’s hard even to imagine that once, all those years ago, you were tiny and helpless and literally couldn’t even wipe your own ass. But look at everything you’ve mastered since then! Every single skill you have today was once unknown to you. […]