Self-Control Leads to Success – Letter 18

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Summary In this publication I translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In Letter 18, he discusses how self-control leads to success. And how to master this key skill. You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. — Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Achieving … Read more

Net Zero: The Terrifying Cost

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Summary Carbon neutrality, or having a net zero carbon footprint, refers to achieving net zero carbon dioxide emissions by balancing carbon emissions with carbon removal (often through carbon offsetting) or simply eliminating carbon emissions altogether (the transition to the “post-carbon economy”). In this post I argue that for a successful response to climate change, reality … Read more

Thoughts That Make You Rich – Letter 17

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Summary In this publication I translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In Letter 17, he discussed why, if you change thoughts, using philosophy will help you now. Not when you reach an ‘ideal’ level of wealth. Because that day may never come. Change thoughts now The world of stresses, worries, … Read more

Capitalism in crisis: profit with purpose

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Everyone can spot an unacceptable face of capitalism. But we’re not so good at recognising chief executives that do well by doing good. Here I argue that capitalism needs business leaders who can see the bigger picture. Friedman’s legacy There was a time when any activity detracted from financial success. Investors weren’t interested in the … Read more