Why you Should not Impress the People you Dislike by Suf Alkhaldi

As much as I would love to impress people with my talent, I found this pursuit leads to misery. We all like to be loved and adored. We seek this endless path leading us to emptiness and exhaustion. Many years ago, when I was a teenager, I could not know the difference between admiration and love.  I… Read More

A resolution: The decision to be happy by Suf Alkhadi

Every year I spend some time to write down my resolution for the year.  Most of the time, I achieve 80% of what I write down.  This year, I will share one resolution with my readers: I decided to have deliberate happy days at least one day per week. The power to decide to be happy One of my resolutions… Read More

Lessons in humility and charity: How much money it cost to have lunch with Warren Buffett this year, 2015? by Suf Alkhaldi

Going to Warren Buffett’s Shareholders’ meeting in Omaha, Nebraska to celebrate the 50 years of profitable Partnership of Berkshire Hathaway Inc was a life changing event for me. It opened my eyes to another world, a world that was magical, filled with wisdom. I had read many books about finance, but I avoided reading about Buffett.… Read More

How disciplined are Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger? by Suf Alkhaldi

As we all wish to be disciplined, I recently attended Warren Buffett’s shareholders’ meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.  This was to celebrate the 50 years of profitable Partnership of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.   A friend of mine, attended the meeting for more than 10 years, invited me to join a group of investors.  On Friday May 1, 2015,… Read More

The Science of “Choking” and the End of Freezing Under Pressure by Suf Alkhaldi

Have you ever studied very hard for an exam and when the time came for taking the exam, you completely failed?  If you said yes, you are not alone. This phenomenon of failing under pressure is also found in sports . The loss is accompanied by misery and total defeat. For example, a boxer or… Read More

Changing the conventional wisdom by Suf Alkhaldi

After I wrote several posts in my blog, my son’s girlfriend sent me a text message suggesting that I would enjoy Freakonomics radio — thank you Brighid.  The first segment I listened to featured asking several prominent people about concepts which should die or be retired. The topic fascinated me. I decided to change it to… Read More

Leading to better performance and more brainpower: Meditation by Suf Alkhaldi

In our current fast-paced lives, increasing our stress decreases our ability to remember things and, therefore, decreases our working memory. The constant and chronic worries drag our mental state to drain our brainpower, leaving us without strength and the ability to function.  The productivity expert Seth Gordon recommends that the IT department in companies disables… Read More

Generating ideas by challenging the conventional wisdom by Suf Alkhaldi

As my fascination grew using creativity, I believe lateral thinking enriched my life, creating a lot of fun. Thinking laterally tricks my mind in a beautiful way. It takes my mind away from the road frequently traveled.  It develops new neurocircuits, bypassing the normal old way of thinking.  Discomfort will happen, I am sure,  but… Read More