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Gao Xingjian

The true traveller should have no objectives. Gao Xingjian Gao Xingjian (Chinese: 高行健; pinyin: Gāo Xíngjiàn), born on 4 January 1940 in Ganzhou, China, is a French writer, playwright, director and painter of Chinese origin who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000. Is travelling discovering or discovering yourself? Probably both, or rather it is the promise of…


Making sketches is like planting seeds to grow paintings


Making sketches is like planting seeds to grow paintings. Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Willem van Gogh, born on 30 March 1853 in Groot-Zundert, the Netherlands, and died on 29 July 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, was a Dutch painter and draughtsman. His work full of naturalism, inspired by Impressionism and Pointillism, heralds Fauvism and Expressionism. Every work, every large-scale work begins…


Creating your own moat


The job market is a gladiatorial arena for some in which you have to deploy the best weapons to outperform your opponents. Why not flee the competition? Why not apply the Blue Ocean strategy? When you face a competitor there are three main strategies for defeating them: engage in a head-on, merciless head-to-head battle, dissuade them from fighting, or take…