Category Archives: Thoughts

What If We Practiced Properly?

“Proper practice precedes progress” is a wickedly mangled version of “practice makes perfect”, because I consciously try to avoid clichés.

I also tend to refrain from using the word “perfect”.

One can’t really be “perfect” at anything, but if he does achieve “perfection”, where does he go next? What’s the next level?

And then there is the issue of practicing for the sake of practicing. I’ve been guilty of that several times.

While I was learning how to swim, I was unaware that my swimming stroke mechanics were flawed. But as a diligent boy, I practiced hard every day, and I ended up mastering the wrong way to swim. Until this day, I find it hard to correct those deeply rooted errors.

I should have focused on practicing properly.

How the heck is swimming related to business? That’s where your business brain comes in.

This blog’s goal is to trigger ideas that are already inside of you.

If you reflect on your current situation, what skills have you been practicing? Have you been practicing properly?


What If You Stopped Requiring Printed E-tickets?

Do you really need to waste paper by requiring print-outs?

As a “passive” environmentalist, I get seriously annoyed when an event organizer requires me to bring a printed version of my e-ticket.

That’s a lazy, uncreative, and wasteful form of confirmation.

Instead of creating a master list of participants to serve a checklist, the burden is passed on to the attendee.

If 500 attendees print out their e-tickets, that’s a ream of paper that will contribute to the garbage problem.

If you organize events or workshops, I hope you’re not the person I’m describing in this article. But if you are, please consider some alternative forms of paperless registration.