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Wikipedia was tiny

Today, Wikipedia has over 6,229,184 million English pages. Tech companies and governments use it to source news, fact-check, and fight misinformation — despite despairing teachers everywhere. There’s even a copy of Wikipedia on the moon. But in its first year, Wikipedia only published around 20 pages. The gamechanger for them — letting other people contribute […]

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Mind follows body

People think that to change your behaviour or reach your dreams, you have to change your mind. But that’s backwards. Mindset plays an important part, but the truth is, when we change our actions first, our minds will follow.  That’s why even a tiny behavioural change — like drinking a glass of water in the […]

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Raising the bar slowly

The current high-jump record is nearly two and a half meters (8.13ft) — a superhuman leap.  But when Javier Sotomayor took his first jump, he set the bar much lower. Each round, he raised the bar a little, sometimes as little as a quarter of an inch. Jump by jump, he pushed his body slightly further […]

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Philosophy

How to Apply Kaizen in Your Life in 5 Easy Steps

Kaizen is a business philosophy and a powerful tool for achieving goals and personal growth. There are many books about kaizen for self-improvement but its often difficult to see how to apply it to your life Here’s how you can apply kaizen to reach your goals in five simple steps: 1. Self-reflect to find your […]

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11 books about kaizen for self-improvement

This is my reading list for books about applying kaizen principles in your life. I haven’t read them all, or in fact, very many of them at all.  As I read and digest each of these books over the next year, I’ll write a more personal, opinionated version of each abstract. Until then, this is […]