Cynicism and watch collecting

I recently watched a TED Talk by Professor Jamil Zaki, a Stanford neuroscientist. Worth watching the talk, but I wanted to explore a few of the concepts he discussed. In particular he talked about the learnings from a study of two Brazilian fishing villages which I found particularly fascinating, and which I wanted to connect with watch collecting.

4 ways to quiet imposter syndrome and start believing in yourself

This was quite a timely read for me. I, unfortunately, work on a team where nobody at a working level is quite sure what we are collectively trying to achieve; i.e. the longer term goals of the team, and indeed the corporation, are simply not clear to anyone. Repeated attempts to urge leadership to work…

Why we owe it to ourselves to spend quiet time alone every day

Every morning I wake up between 04:30 and 5:00, and then head out to the gym for about 60 to 90 minutes. Aside from the obvious health benefits this routine is likely to bring, I find that there are consequential benefits which I wasn’t acutely aware of until I gave it more thought. This habit…