The importance of context

I outlined in a previous post that advice can become more and more generic as it is repeated throughout the generations. The reason I gave, why generic advice doesn’t resonate with people is that it’s too much effort to figure out the way to get to your destination. I believe that there is a second...

Drop your pants

I had to look up the phrase ‘drop your pants’ to make sure that it does have the same meaning as it does in German. I don’t think it does, so let me explain. In German ‘dropping your pants’ means something akin to showing your hand (in a card game). Lay it all out for...

Become part of the group

My wife gave birth to our daughter a couple of months ago and I took some weeks off of work in order to focus on my family. It was a few weeks full of slowing down and coming to terms with the new situation: there’s now a baby in our lives which we have to...