Author Archives: Michael Shah

What would you do with $86,400 every day

If you had a bank that credited your account each morning with $86,400—with no balance carried from day to day—what would you do? Well, you do have such a bank…time. Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it rules off as “lost” whatever you have failed to use towards good purposes. It […]

20 Seconds …

This week’s thought comes from a recent family movie I saw  We Bought a Zoo.  Matt Damon delivers a great line in the movie –  “All you need is 20 seconds of courage to change your life”.  It’s not about analysing every decisions,  over thinking solutions or having a Plan A, B and C.  It’s about […]

How your closet can help you to achieve focus in your life

I loved this line from a recent blog entitled ‘The Disciplined Pursuit of Less’ or How your closet can help you to achieve focus in your life … Think of what happens to our closets when we use the broad assessment criteria: “Is there a chance that I will wear this someday in the future?” […]

Monday Motivation…on a Wednesday

A little something to get over Hump Day…. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done … than regret the things I haven’t done.” — Lucille Ball I just loved that! Thanks to SUCCESS Magazine for the inspiration. And check out this excellent article which nails the basics of great service – the-secret-sauce-for-increasing-guest-satisfaction-in-hotels

Thomas Keller On Why Passion Shouldn’t Drive You

My good friend Chef Alastair Waddell and I love Thomas Keller. Alastair has been lucky enough to dine at Per Se recently and I have admired Thomas from afar for many years. Thomas is one of the original great celebrity chefs. Please enjoy this article by Mark Wilson from FastCoDesign….. One of America’s greatest chefs […]