Once you have the right values firmly in place, you have the potential to positively influence other people by giving them an example to follow. Continue reading Viral virtue
Some things never change. An outspoken attack on the excesses of the one percent: Continue reading The one per cent
This is one of the more mystical passages in the Daodejing: the only way to achieve enlightenment is to block your eyes and ears and nose and “use the light” to look inside yourself for wisdom and enlightenment. The more you search outside for knowledge and get caught up in human affairs, the more you risk losing the safety provided by the way. Continue reading Return to enlightenment
The way (道) is invisible and intangible; virtue (德) is its physical manifestation. They are two sides of the same coin; one wouldn’t exist without the other. Continue reading Two sides of the same coin
Life and death are inseparable parts of our existence, but only one tenth of us are able to accept this as part of the natural cycle and enjoy the experience without needlessly worrying about what is going to happen to us afterwards. Continue reading Life and death
Wise leaders put the interests of their people first and treat them all with equal respect. By showing trust and confidence in their people and not trying to impose their own agenda on them, they create an open environment in which everyone will thrive. Continue reading First things first
We are living in a time when the world’s store of data is increasing at an exponential rate. Is this enabling us to make better decisions or does it actually impede our ability to get things done because we get so caught so caught up in the minutiae of the data that we can’t see the wood for the trees? Continue reading Let go
True knowledge requires deep contemplation rather than jet-setting around the globe on “fact-finding” trips. Continue reading Truth from facts?