Hack Your Sleep To Improve Your Performance

You will spend 30% of your life sleeping  Neuroscientist Russel Foster calls sleep ‘the single most important behaviour experience humans have’. Once you do the maths, it’s hard to argue with his statement. Over an average 90-year lifespan, roughly 32 years will be spent sleeping. Yet we are never taught how to sleep or how to […]

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Become Your Own Curator

  In their book Rework, Basecamp founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson advocate we run our business with the same ruthless selectivity as a museum curator. Only the best pieces should stay to create a cohesive, impressive collection. For that to happen we have to learn to say ‘no’ and leave stuff out. This is […]

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The Leader As Elite Athlete: Why It’s Ok To Cheat

Faster, higher, stronger. The Olympic motto powerfully captures the spirit of elite sport as the desire to push to the limits of human performance. So why are we not promoting the same motto in business? After all, elite sportsmen and leaders share many common challenges: fierce competition shifting goals regular setbacks superhuman requirements for endurance, […]

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