ArchiveSeptember 2020

The Chinese Bamboo Tree


Nature never stops to amaze me. I still have to find, for instance, birds that function exactly the same. Even within the many species, each different bird, like sparrows and within that the different types of sparrows. There is, for example, something unique in every species of trees – also the many varieties within species. But the following story has more than one “life...

The paper clip strategy


In 1993, a bank in Abbotsford, Canada, hired a twenty-three-year stock broker named Trent Dyrsmid. Abbotsford was a relatively small suburb, tucked away in the shadow of nearby Vancouver, where most of the big business deals were being made. Given the location and the fact that Dyrsmid was a rookie, nobody, expected too much of him. But he made brisk progress thanks to a simple daily habit...