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The Red Balloon: A Profound and Moving Featurette

Follow the poignant adventures of a young boy around the suburban streets of 20th century France in this 1956 Oscar-Winning classic. Somehow or another I found this title on my “to watch” list. How it got on the list I am not certain—perhaps it was recommended in a book, or from someone I follow—but I now know that having watched...

A Few Words On Consequential Thinking

The more we dither and no extraordinary disaster follows, the more dithering seems just fine. Hence: - Our ignorance about our carbon footprint and environmental impact - Our confusion over global warming/climate change - Our procrastinating over executing on that business idea - Our willingness to postpone the gym session until tomorrow - Our readiness to eat one more bite of cheesecake, have one...

Lessons From Elon Musk | Success Series Podcast

This show is all about the lessons, secrets, top-tips, and best advice the world’s most successful people have to offer. Each episode will be dedicated to one well-known name—be them artists, writers, actors, investors, businessmen or women, and the like—and the practical wisdom they think will be helpful to you. These podcasts are not interviews done by us, however; instead we've...

It’s Time To Drop The Idea Of Empathy

Empathy is considered one of the highest virtues, but its time is up. We must replace it with Rationality. Don’t have moral empathy; have rational compassion. Empathy, for all its commendation, is simply feeling the emotions of others. The context in which we talk about and try to use empathy is when there is pain, suffering, or similar emotions involved; rarely...

Most Behaviour In life Is Just Basic Human Nature

Look properly, and you’ll see that most things people do can be explained by ordinary human nature, not extraordinary human nature. For example: Kicking a vending machine. You may call the guy kicking and punching the vending machine an "idiot," "crazy," or ”not the full ticket,” but his behaviour is completely normal. Perhaps his item is stuck; perhaps he’s in...

The Success Series Podcast: Simon Cowell

In this episode you'll hear from the English TV producer and Entrepreneur, Simon Cowell. He'll be sharing 7 lessons, from the futility in self pity, to the need to win.

The Toxicity in Lying, with Sam Harris | Short Reads

We all know lying is bad, but how bad is it, really? Sam Harris is one of my favourite people on the planet. I don’t know him personally, but having read quite bit of his work and listened to almost every episode podcast, The Waking Up Podcast, I feel I know him quite well. Many who know of him indirectly...

A Podcast Series That Will Make You Successful

The Presto Post is proud to announce a new podcast series: The Presto Post Success Series. This podcast is all about the lessons, secrets, top-tips, and best pieces of advice the world’s most successful people have to share. Each episode of the Success Series will be dedicated to one well-known name — including artists, writers, actors, investors, businessmen/women, and the like...

7 Thought-Provoking Quotes on Meaning

The problem of meaning (or purpose) has existed, seemingly, since the beginning of human history. The philosophers have philosophised about it since 1000BC, possibly longer, and yet, we continue to wonder today; for all the thought put into the question "What is my meaning? we're still to come up with a satisfactory answer. Perhaps that is because it's the...

Getting Behind the Scenes with Charlie Munger

A look at Janet Lowe's terribly under-appreciated book about the life of Charlie Munger: Damn Right!: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger A deep, profound and far-reaching insight into the incredible life of the Oracle of Omaha's right hand man, Charlie Munger. Before reading this book I had always been a close follower of Munger -- his investing...

Tools of Titans | Tim Ferriss

A brief look at Tim Ferriss' latest book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers Fantastic collection of wisdom and knowledge from some of the worlds most interesting people. Tim has a very high-profile contact list; he regularly dines, meets, and conducts business with deeply wise, shrewd, intelligent people--which means, of course, that when...

How Do You Have A Difficult Conversation?

Put It The In The Clouds: Depersonalising Arguments To Make Difficult Conversations Easier You know the situation: You and your friend are tiptoeing around, or most likely, avoiding any conversation about a sensitive subject—perhaps it’s about a girl/boy you both like, conflicting ideas about what to do next weekend, or which political party should be in power; or something more...

Can you Focus? — Book Review: Cal Newport’s Deep Work

Is Deep Work part of your life? A look at Cal Newport's investigation into the art of focus: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World The ability to concentrate, to zone in, to focus, has always been a highly regarded trait; one that we generally see as playing a significant role in separating the achiever from the...

Exploring The Life of Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman is one of the most interesting characters to ever walk the earth. He made his name in science, as a physicist; his ability to explain very simply complicated ideas, excite and inspire students, his unique character, and his remarkable intellect captured the imagination of the world — and it still does to this day; his life story...

7 Movies That Will Change Your Perspective On Life

Catch Me If You Can An exciting, inspiring, thought-provoking watch, Catch Me If You Can is the story of Frank Abagnale -- one of the most deceptive, intelligent, and successful con artists in known history. Exciting, because you're constantly thinking he's going to be caught; even though he's doing bad, you're cheering him all the way and you quickly find...

A Masterpiece From Khalil Gibran

If there is a book of life, is this it? A book that I have read several times; like the Tao Te Ching, this book is such that every time you return to it you learn something new -- something you missed before; a different interpretation of that which you did learn before; hidden meanings, etc. It is, in my...

How to Speak How to Listen, by Mortimer Adler

A Modern Philosopher's Take On The Art Of Communication Mortimer Adler is the author of one of my favourite books -- 'How To Read A Book,' which is the ultimate guide in learning how to read in such a way that you extract the full value of the text. Whether books of poetry, science, philosophy, history or mathematics; stories, tragedies,...

The Problem With Preparation: The Myth Of Readiness

Is there such thing as being ready, in life? You can spend time getting ready, getting ready, getting ready; you can defer the start until you are more prepared — until you have a better plan, more intelligence, experience, acknowledgment, permission, etc; or, you can start now, with what you have and where you are, and learn through doing, through...

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