Happy Sunday!

I don't even understand how in the year 2020, this remains a controversial topic *sigh* so this week, I want to talk about outdated beliefs.

Earlier in the week, I came across a post from the CEO of a medium-sized company. He said that his company would do "absolutely nothing" to change things if all his senior management consists only of white men.

Huge red flag here, he's either sexist or ignorant. Perhaps both?

He then went on to justify his decision by saying that his company will only hire the best person for the job, and promote those that deserve it most.

50% of the population is female.

So if the company ends up in a position where 100% of its senior management team are male, this suggests that they have systemic problems harming female progression within the organisation. Women are being discriminated against, either in the recruitment process or through the promotion process.

It can't possibly be because women are not qualified. We all know that's bullshit.

Have an awesome week ahead,
Samuel


Featured Article

Why I No Longer use Facebook | SamuelObe.com
Social media has changed the way we interact with each other. Weโ€™ve become less social. Ironic. I no longer use Facebook, and have become more mindful of how I use social media.

Beirut after the blast

Unless you've been living under a rock the past few days, you will have heard about the unfortunate explosion in Beirut that has taken over 135 lives and leaving another 5,000 injured.

This article gives some background into the explosion and the potential impact it can have on the already struggling Beirut economy.

Read article


Itโ€™s Not About Routine, but About Practice

Ryan gives an interesting perspective on the difference between routine and practice. The key difference being flexibility. This is one of those things that unless someone actually points this out to you (like in the article), it's not something you would ordinarily have noticed.

"One is about daily rhythm. The other is a lifelong pursuit. One can be ruined by something as simple as hitting the snooze button one too many times or getting called into work unexpectedly. The other can adapt accordingly. One is something you made up. The other is something you do."

Read article


Michael Jordan once turned down $100 million just for two hours of his time

The superstar basketball legend has gone on to make his name as a distinguished businessman. Turning this deal down sounds crazy to me, but I can understand why it makes sense to MJ.

Read article


Tweet of the Week


This Week's Wisdom

"Donโ€™t try to change things you cannot control."

In the book Happy by Darren Brown

I use readwise to resurface content I've previously highlighted. My followers can get an extra month for free by following this link.


Final Word

Iโ€™d love for you to share this email with a friend or two. I try to make this the best email you receive each week, and I hope you enjoy it.

Iโ€™m also excited to grow and evolve this newsletter, making sure it remains relevant and helpful for all readers. Ideas, feedback, and suggestions are encouraged. Simply reply to this email, or drop me a DM on twitter @SamuelObe_


Subscribe below to receive new post updates the minute they are published. You will also receive my weekly newsletter, where I share interesting articles, books, quotes and lessons that I have learnt during the past week.