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5:20 AM.

You’re slowly opening your eyes. Your mind is surfacing out of morning meditation.

Calm feeling. Flowing happiness. A feeling that today you can get an inch closer to your dream life.

A morning story that you always wanted.

But that story looked very different 20 minutes ago…

<< 5:00 AM.

A piece of…

An unusual way to let your brain help you.

Switching off my computer and lights in the room, I left the notes on the whiteboard.

Outside was a cold December evening in Sweden. Almost midnight.

After a couple of hours trying to develop a solution for one of my projects, I just gave up. …

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“Where did you get this flight ticket, sir?” asked the tall lady at the transfer desk.

I got a bit worried, with a long line of nervous travelers behind me. The late evening rush at the JFK airport for sure added to the urgency.

“Air France,” I answered with my…

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The doors opened, slightly screeching. I entered the computer shop in my hometown in Eastern Slovakia.

“Good morning.”

“Morning,” sounded reply somewhere from the back.

The year was 1995, and right behind the door was a shelf with my dream computer, Commodore Amiga 1200.

The price tag was above my…

The world is so complicated that making correct judgment on the first time is unlikely.

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“Next, please.” called the receptionist.

I took our passports and put them on the reception desk.

“Good evening. Petrik. We have a reservation.”

Looking into the computer, the young receptionist quickly found our reservation and prepared the keys.

“I apologize for that,” he said, pointing to the large group of…

Slavo Petrik

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