All posts by Wayne Farley

The Color of Water

The color of water is the title of a book written by James McBride, a mixed race man born to a white Jewish mother and a black man. The book provides an insight into the tumultuous life of interracial couples and mixed children.

Winning is a habit

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. ~ Vince Lombardi University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Team Records 100th Straight Win – that was the headlines emblazoned across newspapers following the team’s most recent win. It sounds surreal, but it has happened. With all the checks and balances and random factors such as luck, a


This morning while listening to the news on CBSN, author Derek Thompson was being interviewed about his recently published book Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction. During his explanation of how things become popular, he used the word antimetabole (an-tee-meh-TA-boe-lee). The word was was quickly questioned by the interviewer, and

The strength in diversity

As I sat at my desk to exhale following a meeting I’d been planning for two weeks, I reached for my food container to reward myself. I opened it up to a tantalizing array of colours befitting of a jubilant festival. It was a cocktail of fruits that would provoke the instant secretion of saliva

Leap of faith

A leap of faith is the act of believing something that has not been proven, or any evidence to suggest that your belief will come to fruition. Belief, however is the starting point for all achievement. What commitment will you make to today? Your destiny is awaiting.

Make your days count

As I reflect on the life of the late Muhammed Ali, one of my greatest lessons from him is embodied in his quote “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” Muhammed Ali’s fame came via boxing where he was the world’s only three-time heavyweight champion of the world. Ali, who was born Cassius Clay

Habits of the wealthiest people

There are many self-made millionaires and billionaires who maneuvered their way from ordinary to extraordinary. We all have the potential to grow wealth likewise. Perhaps you can start by adopting some of their habits. This infographic was created by NowSourcing for Business Management Degrees, illustrating ‘Habits of the Wealthiest People’. Among others, it points out

Nelson Mandela: Long walk to freedom

Nelson Mandela epitomizes the words “freedom fighter”, moving South Africa from decades of an apartheid system to a society where blacks were free. Under South Africa’s apartheid, blacks were uneducated, could not own land and were forced to carry passes classifying them and barring them from many public facilities. His political opposition movement was silenced,