Category Archives: Efficacy

Being effective

On Success and Failures

When you see a successful person, it is very easy to say that this person was “lucky”. But real success always comes after multiple failures. And the only real failure is to stop trying before you reach success. We must … Continue reading

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On Happiness and Realistic Expectations

In general I’m known by my friends as a smiling person. Once a colleague asked me: “Why are you always smiling?” Then I smiled and answered him: “Because I have low expectations!” Just think about it. What is frustration? What … Continue reading

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The Iceberg Illusion: Hidden Success Factors

Do you believe in luck? Are successful people luckier than the average person? Did they have more opportunities? Did they have access to things most people don’t? I don’t believe so. I think that what makes people successful is their … Continue reading

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How I lost during 7 years. And then I won.

My father started teaching me chess when I was seven years old. He never let me win, as most people normally do when they play against small children. He would always play seriously, making me understand that my purpose was … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions: On Dreams, Goals, Plans and Actions

It is again this time of the year in which people are making their New Year Resolutions. I found very appropriate to share the picture below: it reminds us that the most important thing is not having dreams, but being … Continue reading

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Why I Deleted the Facebook App from my Smartphone

Today I deleted the Facebook app from my smartphone. I’ve been considering doing that for a long time, but my final decision came when I understood what was happening to me: The posts that I created on my free time … Continue reading

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Recommended 20 good habits by James Altucher

In general I make some personal comments on my posts, but the habits below are so clear and objective that I prefer to share them as-is. Credits go to James Altucher.

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When Software Development Depends on Individual Heroic Efforts

It is a well-known fact that many software projects fail. Thus it is natural to ask: what is the main contributor for the success of software projects, the processes or the people? In other words, we may ask who has … Continue reading

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Why I don’t plan to retire

It seems that most people would like to retire as soon as possible, and they also have several dreams about the things they will do when they finally retire. I don’t. I would like to continue working as long as … Continue reading

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The Logic of Procrastination and the Last Responsible Moment

I had a good friend in a previous job who had this unbelievable procrastination habit. He would always wait to start his tasks as late as possible. But this was not because he was busy. He intentionally waited to begin … Continue reading

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