Alexander the Great was busy conquering the known world once, when he saw, on the banks of the Indus river in today’s Pakistan, a naked guy sitting in the Lotus position and contemplating the dirt. “Gymnosophists” (gumnos = naked, sophistes = philosopher) the Greeks called these men. We would call them yogis — as in Patanjali, say
In their famous book The Pragmatic Programmer, Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas talk about software craftsmanship and the importance of fixing the small problems in your code, the “broken windows” so they don’t grow into large problems. If you are from the software development background, I would highly encourage you to read this book. It’s one of the best programming books I have ever read in my career.
Have you ever looked at your decisions in the past and wondered, “What was I thinking?” It’s very easy to beat yourself up for being stupid. But we all learn from our mistakes. Nobody gets to where they are without ever committing a mistake. I realized that shaming people for their money habits was no … Read moreWhy Shaming People For Their Money Habits Is A Bad Idea