As a white collar professional since 2001 I, like a lot of my colleagues and friends, dutifully skilled up for a linear predictable world. “Learn X skill, do Y job. X skill will be relevant for decades” went the thinking. Most of us ensure our kids skill up similarly. For a stable predictable world. ButContinue reading “Skillsets in a Black Swan World”
So who I would invite for dinner if the genie was generous. Caveat : They can be anyone, dead or alive but not fictional. And I could ask them 1 QUESTION they cannot answer dishonestly. My 10 are : 1. Christopher Hitchens, brilliant author, orator, polemic, intellectual and journalist (question for him : “After debunking TheContinue reading “10 people I would love to have over for dinner”
On our way to pick groceries in Lisbon from our rented Divisão near Castelo de Sao Jorge I came across this etched on a wall: Such a wonderful sentence that at once comes across as both profound and perceptive and not in the cheap bumper-sticker way either. This is maybe why I do it. 2012Continue reading “Year End Review : 2012”
Two out of three. That’s how life usually lets you pick among the preferred options. So have a look and see which one have traded in for the other two.
The Subway in a city is a great way to check what sort of soul the city has and if you and the city are well matched. Wait. What ?? Allow me. At rush hour hop into a local metro train (the bus or any other relevant pulblic transport will do too) Observe behavior butContinue reading “Do you and your city ‘fit’ ? A test.”