Book Review: Eight Pillars of Prosperity by James Allen

Although written back in 1911, this book proves that sometimes (and more often than not) old wisdom transcends change and time when it is focused on the character of the individual. James Allen starts this classic book with these words “Prosperity rests upon a moral foundation.” When I started to read this book, he basically … Read more »

Social Media: The New-World-Moral-Conscience

I was at a 50th birthday party this weekend and we got talking about newspapers and news stories being focused mainly on the ‘bad news’. Most of us at the party have teenage or young adult children, and our observation is that they don’t read newspapers and they don’t watch the evening news on TV. … Read more »

Book Review – Counter Clockwise by Ellen Langer

Professor Ellen Langer from Harvard University starts this inspiring and scientifically validated book with the words “There’s no way to turn back the clock or to fight the inevitable.” But finishes the first paragraph with the simple question “Or can we?” This is an inspirational book that has an underlining premise that “If the mind … Read more »

Beyond Happiness – The A to Z of Intentionomics #021 Clarity

Living a ‘good life’ means more than just happiness! In this video series I’ve selected from 101 keywords and discuss how each word can impact your potential to live a more happy, flourishing and prosperous personal and work life. This is keyword #021 – Clarity When people who find their vision deteriorating with age or … Read more »

Virtues and Intentional Mindfulness

I was introduced via LinkedIn to the admirable work currently being undertaken by Daniel Trussell PH.D by my friend Dr. Yvonne Sum and wanted to share it with you all as well. Daniel is creating a catalogue of practical character building activities for children (primarily over the age of 8) along the six virtues of … Read more »

Book Review: As a man thinketh by James Allen

This is one of my favourite ‘essays’ of all time. In book form, it is a short looking glass into the 9th inescapable truth for a prosperous life outlined in the Intentionomics Blueprint, that ‘we choose’ how we think and react to the realities of our life. Warning – you will need to get beyond … Read more »

A lesson on living intentionally from Steve Jobs

“If I had never dropped out, I would never have dropped in…” These are the words spoken by Steve Jobs on June 12, 2005 at a ‘commencement address’ he gave at Stanford University. Jobs dropped out of college, and in so doing, he tells the story of by dropping out of doing classes that he … Read more »

Beyond Happiness – The A to Z of Intentionomics: #020 Choice

Living a ‘good life’ means more than just happiness! In this video series I’ve selected from 101 keywords and discuss how each word can impact your potential to live a more happy, flourishing and prosperous personal and work life. This is keyword #020 – Choice One of the 9 inescapable truths for a prosperous life … Read more »

Book Review – Ethics: A Pluralistic Approach To Moral Theory by Lawrence Hinman

This is one of my favourite ‘academic’ books on ethics and basically steps you through the major ethical theories including ethical egoism, utilitarianism, rights theories, Kant, deontology and virtue ethics. Hinman suggests ethics is “the conscious reflection on our moral beliefs with the aim of improving, extending, or refining those beliefs in some way.”  An … Read more »