10 Lionel Messi Anecdotes That Have Been Touched by Genius


If you look in the right places, the secrets to Lionel Messi’s greatness reveal themselves.

Great ball players often take a moment in possession – just a half breath – to allow the picture in front of them to shift. The opposition are sucked towards the ball while runs align and space opens up.

Then: PING! Breakthrough.

In Spain, this is known as ‘la pausa’.

You could say that I had a ‘la pausa’ moment while reading Guillem Balague’s biography of Messi recently…

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The Best Music to Listen to When You Need to Get Shit Done

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I’ve always been very jealous of people who can listen to music and concentrate on their work at the same time.

My brain refuses to operate like that. I’ve tried, but it won’t budge on this one. The bastard.

I find it too difficult to compute the three-way between the words on the screen, the words coming from the music and the words in my head. It’s chaos. It hurts.

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How to Deal With Smelly Colleagues


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Achtung! I’m Moving To Berlin

Moving to Berlin

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I’m moving to Berlin. I’ve spent nine months travelling the world and here, at the end of it, I have decided to move to Berlin with my girlfriend. Before we went away, we lived and worked in London, but going back doesn’t appeal. We want to carry on that sense of change and adventure and for that, Berlin ticks a lot of boxes. The rent is significantly better value than in London. There are opportunities in young, exciting companies taking advantage of the cheap office space. We can learn the language together (although she’s got a head start, being half German). It’s bike friendly. You can buy a coffee for the same price as a newspaper. The nightlife. The greenery. World-class cake. Yes, we’re moving to Berlin.

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