Four Important Lessons From Seneca (IM 873)

The great stoic philosopher, Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger, usually known as Seneca, was born in Cordoba in Hispania, and raised in Rome, where he was trained in rhetoric and philosophy. It is true that Seneca was very wealthy, indeed one of the wealthiest and most influential men in Rome. But, this didn’t change his…

The driving force of Capitalism (IM 834)

A 300-year history of an idea: “Greed is Good”, has been considered as the DNA of Capitalism. In 18th century, Adam Smith, father of Economics, described Capitalism as an economic system based on self-interest. It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from…

The freedom myth (IM#124)

Most of us believe that having tight schedule isn’t ‘living’ and we want to have freedom to our daily schedules. We prefer freedom on what we want to do and when we want. But the irony here is achieving our set goals requires a lot of planning, execution, discipline and a driving energy. So it’s…

The Fantasy We All Love (IM#96)

Everybody loves the idea of having freedom whether it’s financially or professionally. We all love that fantasy of owning and running our own business and taking control of our future. Everybody daydreams about the summit but very few of us dream of the mountain. Everybody envision themselves of having the best possible scenario, but all…