Apple and Nintendo are alike in more ways than meet the eye—but at the heart of it is a relentless focus on what it means to be human.
Fight Your Inner Critic With… Humility
The creative paradox is having to both consider the audience we make things for and also not think about them too much. Humility is how we resolve it.
Taking off your (emotional) clothes is hard
Self-protection gets in the way of your connection with others—to find intimacy you must risk vulnerability. How do you manage the trade-off?
What learning to cycle as an adult taught me about life
Learning to ride a bicycle as an adult taught me how much cycling is a metaphor for life. Learning to ride a bicycle as an adult taught me how much cycling is a metaphor for life. Let’s call it, “the cycle of life”?
What we can learn about humility from Apple
There’s great value—sometimes, as for Apple, literally—in not just acknowledging but actively respecting the opinion of the masses. It would be unwise to dismiss them. Being popular doesn’t make a thing bad—only popular.
You’re probably average and that’s okay
Somehow average has come to be a bad word, even though most of us will be average by definition. What’s up with that?
The Creative Paradox—4 phases of enjoying the act of creating
When I create, I feel both incredibly alive and seriously at risk. That’s the creative paradox: the enjoyment and risk present at every layer of creating.
Labels are handles on reality
It’s my job to label people—not how I like to think about it, but I can’t deny people see it that way. So how do we label better?
You might be more confident than you think
People think I’m confident but I struggle. Until I made a mental shift and learned to accept what people said about me—with interesting implications…
What do psychiatry and paediatrics have in common?
The power of the therapeutic relationship.