All posts by John Alexander

Making Decisions: A Technique For Making Them Faster

I’ve never been a fast decision maker. My natural tendency was to weigh up all the options before diving in. Whilst this is great in some situations, in many others it’s slow and time consuming. You might call it a...

/ March 10, 2015

How I used world travel to deal with the anxiety of going bald, and move on from it successfully

I first wrote in 2013 about how I tried to beat hair loss. Then, after assessing all the various treatment options, decided the benefits (for me) did not outweigh the risks. Next, I’d like to share with you whats worked...

/ November 16, 2014

Mind Expanding Joe Rogan Videos

I’ve long been a big fan of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. If you haven’t come across it before, it’s worth checking out. Every now and again there’s some great nuggets of wisdom shared. Luckily there’s a bunch of YouTube...

Creating Reality

N.B. This post is me trying to put into longer form my understanding, and belief, in the ideas expressed in the We’re Living in the Matrix video with Joe Rogan and Thomas Campbell. It’s a little out there and random,...

Good Calories, Bad Calories Summary

These are the ‘inescapable conclusions’ stemming from the research completed by Gary Taubes in his book Good Calories, Bad Calories:

/ April 26, 2013

Don’t Run Marathons

Understandably for many, marathon running is more about the challenge than it is about staying fit. Often runners raise huge sums of money for their chosen charities. However for those who think it’s a healthy persuit I’d urge them to...

/ April 19, 2013

Future of Labour

It seems clear to me that as we continue to automate the more mundane jobs the online jobs are going to thrive. Those that create the digital experience will have the potential to earn the big bucks. It’s a trend...

/ March 31, 2013

Put People First

What career should I choose? Or even simpler, what sort of job should I get next?

/ March 23, 2013

Success Metrics

I had a depressing realisation recently. If you earn £45k for the next 20 years, and put 50% of that towards your house it’ll buy you a house around £450k. Not THAT much for all that time. Don’t most of...

/ March 21, 2013


Watching a recent TED talk – Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone She discusses the effect of mobile phones on our social construct. Sherry noted our human need to ‘not be alone’ and how we’re shaping conversations over digital interactions rather...

/ January 6, 2013