Archive for the ‘Purpose’ Category

How Has Your Year Been?

Posted by Donald Latumahina 4 Comments

We are now in April, and that means a quarter has passed in 2014. There are only three quarters left this year. I think it’s a good time to stop and reflect on how our year has been. Has it been a good one? Or perhaps it’s not as good as it should be? Many  [ Read More ]

Categories: Purpose

A few weeks ago I wrote that optimism is a key attitude that you must have to do great things. Optimism is indeed important, but it’s not enough. You still need to get good at what you do. You still need to achieve your goals. For this, a method that I find useful is iteration.  [ Read More ]

Categories: Purpose, Working

Optimism: Key to Doing Great Things

Posted by Donald Latumahina 8 Comments

In 2011, Paul Graham published an essay titled Why Startup Hubs Work. There he wrote about what makes a startup hub, like Silicon Valley, works. Here is an excerpt: … it is a particularly valuable thing when the atmosphere around you encourages you to do something that would otherwise seem too ambitious. In most places  [ Read More ]

Categories: Attitude, Purpose

Pick Your Battles Carefully

Posted by Donald Latumahina 7 Comments

As you might know, I’m an advocate of creating a life map. I believe creating a life map can help you see the big picture of your life and its overall direction. It can help you plan your life effectively. From reviewing my life map, there are two lessons I learned. The first one is  [ Read More ]

Here we are now in 2014. To be honest, I’m excited about this year. I believe this year is our opportunity to move to the next level. Our goal should be to make this year our best year ever. But how can we do that? What does it take to get there? There could be  [ Read More ]

Categories: Purpose, Working

I recently renewed my interest in the world of chess. It was my hobby years ago, but over time I shifted my attention to other interests. The World Chess Championship 2013 brought my attention back. The match is especially interesting to me because the challenger (who then became the world champion) is a phenomenon. Magnus  [ Read More ]

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