The Law of the Vital Few, initially referred to as Pareto's Law is named after the economist that made the observation. It states that 80% of effects of results come from 20% of the causes. This percentage breakdown is why the 80/20 Principle is aptly referred to as the Law of the Vital Few. Real life … Continue reading Law of the Vital Few
The stories I tell myself hold a powerful sway over my memories, behaviors, beliefs, and values. Collectively, these stories are telling me who I am. Forget my physical body, it’s not the essence of what I am. Forget my blood, bones, muscles, fat and genes and cells. They’re not what I am. Rather instead, I … Continue reading Story Telling
In the end no one really wants to hear how bad traffic was for you on the way to work or how every other person pulled out in front of you.
In December 2004, Scientific American Life published an article entitled The Tyranny of Choice. It argued that constantly being surrounded by indistinguishable everyday options is slowing us down. It’s overloading our minds and paralyzing us. It’s making us miserable. If you’ve ever spent an evening listlessly scrolling through Netflix’s infinite library, you’ll know that the Tyranny … Continue reading The Tyranny of Choice
Soyen Shaku (January 10, 1860 – October 29, 1919) is noted as the first Zen Buddhist priest to come to the United States. Shaku followed a list of rules that he set for himself and lived by each day, until his passing at the age of 59. 1. In the morning before dressing, light incense … Continue reading Zen Rules