The Nappuccino

The most efficient nap is the nappuccino. The caffeine won’t fully engage in your bloodstream for about twenty-five minutes, so drink up right before you lie down. If you’re not a coffee drinker, search online for an alternative drink that provides about two hundred milligrams of caffeine. (If you avoid caffeine, skip this step. Also reconsider your life choices.)

— Dan Pink’s tip on tackling the most of the mid day slump, from ‘When

The peak-end rule (& the duration neglect)

The rule says that when we remember assign the greatest weight to its most intense moment (the peak) and how it culminates (the end).

We downplay how long an episode lasts – Kahneman calls it “duration neglect” – and magnify what happens at the end.

—Dan Pink in ‘When

Culture of Relativism

Mandela was prepared to break ranks with his fellow African leaders and condemn oppression. He did not indulge the ruinous culture of relativism and solidarity that had led to so many abuses in Africa passing unrebuked.

—Alec Russell, in ‘After Mandela


I love the term ‘Culture of relativism’. It’s a much better name for what’s come to be known as ‘whataboutery’ in the social media age.

Culture of relativism is also something that’s made a strong comeback in the era of social media empowered populism across the globe.