Living in the Age of Uncertainty: Two Simple Techniques That Helped Me

Our brain can not rest unless we are in a very predictable environment. Think about it: in the past, predictability meant survival. If you didn’t know your surroundings well enough, you could always get bitten by a poisonous animal, eat some poisonous fruit, or get stuck in a marshland and suffocate. Obviously, most of these problems aren’t really problems in…

What is Your ‘Safe Haven’ to Which You Can Always Return?

Safety, security, stability. They are three friends we will always need in our lives. Or rather, we need them in order to calm that voice within ourselves to go explore and fulfill our dreams. That nagging voice – it will never stop if you let it. It will scream for security louder and louder, the more uncertainty you bring to…

How Our Ability to Cope With Uncertainty Affects Innovativeness

I’m currently reading Cultures and Organizations by Geert Hofstede. What struck the most so far, and I’m on page 212, is the idea how uncertainty avoidance impacts our ability to innovate. In retrospect, it seems quite obvious that “the extent to which the members of a culture feel threatened by ambiguous or unknown situations” – uncertainty avoidance – ┬áhas an…