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  1. How to Look At the World In a Completely Different Way

    Bilal Hafeez

    Images are powerful and the standard world map is etched in our minds. But alternative versions of the map can make us look at the world differently.

  2. How Luck Looks Like Genius In Hindsight

    Bilal Hafeez

    Jaws is the most successful 'horror' movie of all time. Adjusted for inflation, it also comes in at number seven for all genres of movie.

  3. What Famous Writers Say About Your Age

    Bilal Hafeez

    I love this beautifully produced book: 100 Years by Joshua Prager. Every age from 0 to 100 years is featured with a quote from a famous writer.

  1. 7 TV Shows To Watch

    Bilal Hafeez

    I’m always on the look out for good TV shows and I’m sure you are too. So to save you some time, here are seven that I really liked.

  2. 78 Great Oscar Wilde One-Liners On Love, Life and Money

    Bilal Hafeez

    Oscar Wilde, the Irish poet, and playwright is perhaps the most quoted artist aside from Shakespeare. Here are some of his best.

  3. How To Prevent Catastrophic Decision Making

    Bilal Hafeez

    How many times do you hear of a work initiative, company plan, or government project that fails and you think it was obvious that was going to happen?

Enter the Way Of Bruce Lee

Bilal Hafeez

Growing up I loved Bruce Lee. His fighting skills, elegance and wit were unique. But beyond that, he showed that someone who looked different from the conventional superstar...

Negotiate Like A Top FBI Hostage Agent

Bilal Hafeez

Who has control in a conversation, the guy listening or the guy talking? The listener, of course.

  1. The Four Monarchs That Changed Europe

    Bilal Hafeez

    ‘Never before had Europe been overshadowed by four giants – Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman’. That’s how John Julius Norwich characterises the early 1500s.

  2. What Tom Cruise Films Tell Us About Sexism In Hollywood

    Bilal Hafeez

    Tom Cruise is sixty years old! And he’s out with his sequel to Top Gun, Top Gun:Maverick. He’s had a remarkable career and has been in the A-list since the 1980s.

  3. In Praise of Food Items

    Bilal Hafeez

    I learned to cook during the pandemic and now I notice food in everything I read. Here are some poems and quotes devoted to food and ingredients.

Have You Read the Ancient Book Of the Dead?

Bilal Hafeez

The Ancient Egyptian civilisation that stretched from 3,000 BCE to 300 BCE was one of the earliest known civilisations (along with the Mesopotamians).

Don’t Doubt, Try the Difference

Bilal Hafeez

‘If you’re in doubt about something that’s not in your life, try it. Things are so different in practice versus in theory. The only way to know is to experience it yourself.’

  1. Do Men Hold Women Back At Work?

    Bilal Hafeez

    Indeed, it seems that the COVID pandemic hit women more than men in the labour market.

  2. Gravity Is Not What You Think

    Bilal Hafeez

    Back in 1915, Einstein published his theory of relativity which actually upended our understanding of gravity.

  3. How To Live Well According To the Ancients (Part Two)

    Bilal Hafeez

    Every day, there seems to be some new ‘discovery’ or hack that will unlock our happiness. It’s hard to know what will work and what will not. It’s for this reason...

How To Live Well According To the Ancients (Part One)

Bilal Hafeez

Every day, there seems to be some new ‘discovery’ or hack that will unlock our happiness. It’s hard to know what will work and what will not. It’s for this reason...

Time To Stop Eating

Bilal Hafeez

It’s good to give up food and drink every now and then. At least that’s what numerous religions and cultures tell us about fasting...

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