Improve your skills: what if problems are the solution?

July 21, 2019

Famous motivational speaker Anthony Robbins

“Every problem is a gift. Without them we wouldn’t grow.”

Tony Robbins, American life coach (1960-)

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A Belgian daisy middlegame. What a mess! Who will win?
Try both sides and get your own idea…

A game may be seen as a problem series.


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Deeper, Stronger, Shorter, Better

July 14, 2019

Paris (France), 14 July military parade 2016. Māori warriors parade on the Champs-Elysées.
(Photo Benoît Tessier / REUTERS)

“I orea te tuataraka pato ki waho”*

* A problem is solved by continuing to find solutions.

Māori proverb


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Do what you can with what you have.

April 15, 2018

Stephen Hawking

“However difficult life [or your situation] may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

(Stephen Hawking at an Oxford University Union speech, 2016)

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

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White is in a challenging position.

You play white. It’s your turn to move. You can’t win, but you can reach a 6-5 score (:


Tricky situation

November 22, 2015

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1) Was kann ich wissen?
2) Was soll ich tun?
3) Was darf ich hoffen?

(Logik, Einleitung, 1800)


Immanuel Kant as depicted in a 18th century painting (source: Wikimedia Commons)


1) What can I know?
2) What should I do?
3) What may I hope?

(Logic, Introduction, 1800)

Immanuel KANT, German philosopher (1724-1804)


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