Why you should start a Blog

Tweetable : Blogging will force you to write. Which will force you to think through an issue clearly. Clean writing is clear thinking. Unclear writing is usually the product of unclear thinking. Additionally ‘future you’ will have a ready record of how ‘current you’ reasoned. The noble naïve genesis of this blog When I first setContinue reading “Why you should start a Blog”

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The 20 Best Articles of the last 3 years

Over the last few years, after reading 300 plus articles/blog posts/columns online, here are my current favourite 20. Don’t waste time reading and consuming low value low insight info-junkfood in books and newspapers that skims a issue, usually of marginal importance. That is bad for you in  every way. What you want to do isContinue reading “The 20 Best Articles of the last 3 years”

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Narrative vs Insight

Narrative is the act of looking at an event, phenomenon, development and subsequently crafting a coherent compelling story around it, picking any variable deemed as supporting narrators point of view. But if sloppy not accounting for all important variables. Which is most of them. Like teaching English using only 13 of the alphabets. Most op-ed columnsContinue reading “Narrative vs Insight”

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The Anti-Library

Unread books are where the action is. The trader turned smart thinker Nassim Taleb approvingly calls such a collection an “ANTILIBRARY”; one’s shelves, he argues, should contain “as much of what you do not know” as finances allow. And he says don’t expect the proportion of unread books to fall, either. The more you read,Continue reading “The Anti-Library”

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The 10 Best Articles from a 100 I read

Two propositions hold true for the majority of people I know if they are ever asked about its application to them  : 1. Reading a book will take up a lot of my spare time 2. I do not have spare time! Now take a moment to think about how you get most of yourContinue reading “The 10 Best Articles from a 100 I read”

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Book Review : Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders

Mount Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga are the 3 indisputable tallest mountain ranges out there. It is likely on the bucket list of many new and aspiring climbers, working as a backdrop siren call as they hone their skills on lesser mounds. Book lovers have their own list but this list can never be definitive sinceContinue reading “Book Review : Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders”

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2 great video games to try

In England, Summers are for Biking. Winters are for Gaming. With the weather getting chillier by the passing day, nothing remotely beats sprawling on the sofa and firing up the xbox  with a hot cup of coffee parked next to you. The game that I thoroughly enjoyed playing this year : ASSASSIN’S CREED – BLACKContinue reading “2 great video games to try”

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Games as Portal to Learning – Life Lessons from Video Games

Even now in my late 30s I regularly play games on my Xbox and relish it. Most dismiss it as a silly distraction. But Gamers know just how good, immersive and addictive these new age games are. But even fewer realize how educational video games can be. Yes. EDUCATIONAL. And not in the vague weasel-politician-word sense butContinue reading “Games as Portal to Learning – Life Lessons from Video Games”

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How to spot Bullshit Marketing

I may not have scraped too much off the passing wisdom iceberg but if asked to dispense something memorable in the here and now, a week into my 37th birthday, here it is : NEVER TRUST ANY ADVERTISEMENT THAT FEATURES CUTE ANIMALS OR KIDS. American novelist Sinclair Lewis wryly noted early on that ‘Advertising isContinue reading “How to spot Bullshit Marketing”

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