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stories & adventures.

Dubai | Gluten Free Food Guide

Our favorite gluten-free friendly restaurants, cafes and bakeries we have discovered in Dubai.


What makes somebody 'interesting'?

What makes a person interesting? I asked my circle: To have interesting stories to tell.To know interesting facts and be able to hold a conversation that naturally flows.To have hobbies and interests that depart the 'normal'To have different perspectives than my ownTo have an element of mysteryTo be

stories & adventures.

Planners and doers

The other day I went for my usual weekly bouldering session. Geared up, stretched and stepped on the mat. Music on, world off. Before I start on every root, I take a step back to study the route. But then you have these guys that glance at the route and

product. life.

11 Frameworks for Career Development

The T-Shaped Strategyby Tim Brown "One thing I’ve noticed is that people can be held back by a lack of skills outside of their area of expertise. Careers aren’t just about rocketing upwards. Expanding horizontally gives you a stronger foundation to pursue vertical growth. I would argue that

philosophy. eudaimonia. success.

Success is a mode of operation

Our society promotes a broken idea of success. Social media, magazines, Twitter, movies, the music industry, Hollywood all make us feel as if success is this sort of uphill pursuit of a happy ending (read: the American dream). Success is a point in time where we 'made it'. We are

phychology. creativity. life.

The secret to getting shit done is getting shit started.

You have the usual 'productivity advice': Pomodoro timers, turning notifications off and eliminating distractions. These help you stay focused on an activity. But I believe the hardest part of getting shit done (GSD) is not keeping focused but getting started! Here are the hacks that slowly conditioned me to get

stories & adventures.

What nature taught us this summer

Theres beauty in imperfection. Wabi-sabi.The most beautiful things are all simple.Technology exists to enable us to coexist with nature; not fight it.Humans are obsessed with accumulating shit. No other species has that hording mentality.Nature is infinetely more powerful than we are. If it wants ot fuck

phychology. life.

How to be assertive

Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. The way I best understand it is: the art to be one’s true self without crossing any boundaries into other people’s freedoms. It is not a trait that we are born with but instead something we

stories & adventures.

Mini-retirements Experiment | 4 months unemployed

My last day in the Nexmo office. Laptop handed in; check. Badge; check. Locker cleared; check. Exit velocity has been reached. A few slices of pizza later I landed home. It was day 1 of an experiment I called: productive unemployment. The planInstead of jumping onto the next gig right

life. learning.

Getting in the Generalist Zone

I get a lot of funny looks from people when I talk about how I organize my life. During any given week, outside work, I might be wakeboarding, baking brownies, taking coding courses, working on blogs, trying out muay thai, working on software project ideas, taking online philosophy classes, bouldering

business. design. life.

'Online' is not the future; and it will never be

We can throw as much tech as we want to our problems but the truth of the matter is that we are social animals that need physical human interaction. Tech, screens, the internet will never be the full answer to our deepest needs nor the complete solution to our problems.

business. product.

The future of food delivery

Imagine a reality in which the majority of the meals we consume are being delivered on-demand. A world in which cooking is considered a crafty artsy activity instead of a basic human survival skill. Food is ordered in a matter of seconds, customized for the eater and is delivered by