Insights

Five reasons why we procrastinate

Voltaire. Perfect Enemy of Good. Paul Claireaux

Five reasons why we procrastinate

I’ve been meaning to write this Insight, on why we procrastinate, for some time. Sorry about that, but I couldn’t resist! Joking aside, we will look at the five reasons why, according to a world-leading (mental health) Doctor, we so often delay on our most important work, but first let’s explore a linked idea on…

How to overcome fear

Fear of freefall

How to overcome fear

If you google ‘How to overcome fear?’ you’ll find c. 250 million results… and that’s quite a lot of stuff to read 😉 What’s interesting though, is that there are three times as many Google results (750 million) on the question of ‘How to avoid fear?’ So, when you get fearful about certain matters, as…

The myth of stability and certainty

Minsky. Stability to Instability. Paul Claireaux

The myth of stability and certainty

Whatever your interest (or leaning) in politics, and unless you’re very young, you surely can’t have missed Theresa May’s promise of stability and certainty in the run up to the messy 2017 UK election.

CAPE of good hope

Cape of good hope

CAPE of good hope

Yes, that picture is of the Cape – of good hope, just outside Cape Town in South Africa. I was lucky enough to get down there in 2016 to visit my son who was completing his medical studies in Cape Town Hospital.  If you get the chance, do visit Cape Town at some point; the…

Why some advisers ignore big market risks

Twain. What you know for sure

Why some advisers ignore big market risks

Here’s one reason why there’s so much bad investment advice around – even from professionals.

The one problem with assumptions

Assumptions. Paul Claireaux

The one problem with assumptions

Ask any experienced (and competent) project manager for one word to explain why so many projects fail (which many do) and they’ll probably say, ‘Assumptions’.