Can we have two golds?

I never thought something like this was possible. And neither did Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Barshim of Qatar. We’ve all been brought up to think of sports as winning or losing. Because it is winning or losing. There’s no incentive for people to watch it otherwise. This is especially true with team games. So…… Continue reading Can we have two golds?

How to get rich, without getting lucky?

If you’ve been following this blog for some time, you know that I’m not into Twitter. Not because I hate it, but there’s just too much going on. I find that distracting. The only reason I go to the site these days is when someone on LinkedIn or email or one of the countless newsletters…… Continue reading How to get rich, without getting lucky?

Don’t raise a special snowflake

 One of my friends is a passionate teacher, and she’s been at it for over a decade now. And it wasn’t until a few years back she found her true calling — teaching kindergarten. Not because it’s easy — it’s not — but she sees it as an excellent opportunity for her to influence, contribute,…… Continue reading Don’t raise a special snowflake

The secret to great…

The older I get, the more opposed I get to a catchy book, video, and podcast titles, starting with “the secret to great…” It’s a scam that has built the multi-billion dollar self-help industry. And no, not every publication or course in the genre is trash; some of them are good, but those are rare.…… Continue reading The secret to great…

The haters will always be louder

Go to amazon.com and check out a bunch of articles that you’ve been planning to buy. Or perhaps, the stuff that you have already purchased in the past month or so. Now, check out the reviews. If you’re like me, you will go for products with the highest average rating and the most number of…… Continue reading The haters will always be louder

How do you ask good questions?

I love Tyler Cowen’s work, even though I’m not that into Economics. But Tyler has a knack for simplifying concepts and asking questions that make everything he writes easy to understand. You should check out his daily (sometimes several times a day) blog for fresh insights on culture, economics, and beyond. Today, one of his…… Continue reading How do you ask good questions?

Building a personal knowledge management system

For the longest time, I’ve known myself to be curious and always search for answers. So, deciding to be an independent researcher was a natural extension of what I had been doing all my life. And while a layperson might think of our modern times as the age of information, I think of it more…… Continue reading Building a personal knowledge management system

If you thought you were important you don’t know about the pale blue dot

I’ll start with a hat-tip to Rohit from ALearningADay.com for posting a part of this quote on his site, which led me to investigate the Pale Blue Dot (PBD). As per Wikipedia, the PBD is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 space probe from about 6 billion kilometres as…… Continue reading If you thought you were important you don’t know about the pale blue dot

How does Ryan Holiday read?

I love this tweet from October 2020 that Ryan reposted recently. How I Read: Every dayOne book at a timeOnly physicalWith a penGoing down rabbit holes (find the next book in the current one)Transfer the knowledge to notes afterwards I know a lot is going on there. And for most people, Ryan’s approach will be…… Continue reading How does Ryan Holiday read?

Curating content in 2021?

Here’s a note I found in Evernote dated July 23, 2015, on content curation. Pick a topic or an article that intrigues youJot down the key messageSearch for the key message and pick up 5 to 10 authority websites that comment or speak on the same topic/key messagesReview them and snip important partsOutline your thoughts…… Continue reading Curating content in 2021?