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Entries from April 29th, 2011

The myth of genius and the fallacy of hard worker

April 29th, 2011 No Comments

There is a compulsive preoccupation among students or undergraduates with the notion that real geniuses don’t have to study much and will still emerge top of the class. And then this prophecy is somehow fulfilled by ‘geniuses’ who prove to their peers that they don’t spend much time studying, after all. From my crude observation, […]

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I’m going crazy

April 27th, 2011 No Comments

We talked about cars going crazy because of some random Macbook (Click here for the first post). Randomness is a strange thing in our lives but a silent force to reckon with!

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Why does the car go crazy?! Because a MacBook told it to.

April 25th, 2011 No Comments

They call it superstition in the past BUT the people then believed them wholeheartedly.

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First lesson in aikido

April 21st, 2011 11 Comments

Aikido, as we know it, is a defensive martial art (vs offensive martial arts like Muay Thai, fondly known as ‘the science of eight limbs’.) The founder, by the way is Morihei Ueshiba or known as O Sensei (which can be loosely translated to mean the great teacher). In honour of the teacher, a picture of […]

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A great man is one sentence

April 18th, 2011 1 Comment

I find this extremely inspiring. From the book Drive, pp. 154-155, Daniel Pink wrote: In 1962, Clare Boothe Luce, one of the first women to serve in the U.S. Congress, offered some advice to President John F. Kennedy. ‘A great man,’ she told him, ‘is one sentence.’ Abraham Lincoln’s sentence was: ‘He preserved the union […]

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Six sticky posts

April 16th, 2011 9 Comments

It’s weekend and I feel like sharing 2 stories with you. I’m sure you have heard of them before, one way or another. Story 1 A friend told me that a friend of his was in Chicago on business, and decided to go out to a famous bar in town. He picked up a beautiful […]

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Who are James Wilson and George Kelling?

April 15th, 2011 11 Comments

Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it’s unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside.

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Before you read further, pick 2 things from the list to categorize: cow, chicken and grass.

April 9th, 2011 12 Comments

If you choose:

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Mirror oh mirror, which is the greatest of them all?

April 5th, 2011 11 Comments

Have you ever wondered what is the driving force in man? There are people who are anchored in gadgets while others in power and authority. Compare the driving force in a tech junkie, a politician, a rich man and a monk.

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Why is the glass half full or half empty?

April 3rd, 2011 10 Comments

There is an old joke about H-A-B-I-T that if you take away H , you get A-BIT. If you remove A, you still have BIT and if you further remove B, you still have IT! Old habits die hard! The same must be true for many other things. For example, there is a certain pattern as to […]

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