The Road to Greater Confidence
To boost our confidence ahead of challenging moments, well-meaning people often try to draw our attention to our good sides: our intelligence, our competence, our strength.
Why We Seek Creative Pleasure
For many of us, our strongest and at the same time vaguest desire is to be more creative.
Celebrating Quiet Heroism
Imagine your life is one in which you can be decently rewarded for being creative, for turning your inner life into money.
Why Creativity is Too Important to Be Left to Artists
‘Creativity’ is one of the most prestigious ideas of modern times and as a result, we often want to feel creative while lamenting that our lives don’t give us sufficient...
How to Find Fulfilling Work
The key to finding fulfilling work is to think a lot, analyse one's fears, understand the market, reflect on capitalism.
Why Is Work so Boring?
Many of us find our work rather boring and when we do, we tend to blame ourselves.
Why You Don't Need to Be Exceptional
Many of us walk the earth with a feeling that, in order to acceptable, we need to be something very special indeed.
On Living with Radical Uncertainty
For most of history, we had no choice around most things in our lives: there was only one job we could do and it would be chosen for us by...
The Art of Directness
Both at a psychological and at a political level, we have backgrounds that have emphasised the art of indirectness.