Articles by Ozan Varol
Here’s the most dangerous proverb in the English language
Curiosity requires an admission of ignorance. Asking a question means that we don’t know the answer, and that’s an admission that few of us are willing to make. For fear of sounding “dumb,” we assume most questions are too basic to ask, so we don’t ask them.
The problem with mimicking successful people
You’ve fallen victim to the survival bias. You’re seeing only the winners, not the losers (and with a large enough population, you can always find winners). For every successful Branson, Jobs, and Zuckerberg, there’s a hapless person who made a terrible mistake. But those people don’t make the news.
The 4 reasons to stop setting goals (and focus on process, instead)
The word “process” might be better reserved for an assembly line, but don’t let its unsexiness distract you from the dramatic changes this shift can unleash in your life.
How to say ‘no’ to your boss
Saying "no" is about embracing quality over quantity.