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Grit, talent and effort

January 31st, 2016 No Comments

Every now and then by some chance encounters, I will meet some interesting characters. The recent friend I met is one that overcame adversity. Please follow and like us:

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Syllogistic reasoning and dialectical thinking

January 25th, 2016 No Comments

How would you group these items into 2 distinctive groups, e.g. cow, chicken and grass. Which one comes natural to you? i.e. cow and chicken, cow and grass or chicken and grass? (click here for the post). Please follow and like us:

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Did the Chinese get the periodic table wrong?

January 25th, 2016 No Comments

The recent completion of the periodic table’s 7th row (elements 113,115,117 and 118) alongside elements 114 and 116 (discovered earlier) is no easy feat as this means we can expect greater understanding of our universe moving forward. Let us give them a couple of months to decide on the names and have some mini celebrations […]

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Remember to fail

November 8th, 2015 No Comments

I recently came back from my company’s annual retreat where during the business meeting, we were discussing the values we want to create. One value that caught my eye is “fail, to learn”, which is the total opposite of fail to learn. This instantly reminds me of Patricia Ryan Madson’s superb book Improv Wisdom. One […]

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Understanding our limiting mind

October 31st, 2015 No Comments

I have always been glad that I decided to start this blog 4 years ago. The 2 foundations I have chosen to build this blog are (1) Covey’s 4 dimensions of life (physical, mental, emotion and spiritual) and (2) the conscious competence theory, which also are the first 2 posts of this blog. Both frameworks are sound […]

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Are we fully responsible for our actions?

September 5th, 2015 No Comments

The other day I have an interesting conversation with a friend. The question was, “are we fully responsible for our actions?” I have argued no but the counter explanation given was worth pondering; if we are not fully responsible for our actions, are we just wriggling off the hook conveniently anytime we want? That according […]

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Challenging my conquest – a man’s search for meaning

August 19th, 2015 No Comments

Recently, I read somewhere that searching for life’s meaning is a futile exercise. There are 2 reasons for this: Please follow and like us:

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Maximizing Utility vs Maximizing Efficiency

August 19th, 2015 No Comments

An interesting thought that has occurred to me recently is a simple decision tree model: What are we maximizing for? Please follow and like us:

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The Bed of Procrustes

May 23rd, 2015 No Comments

I first heard the name Procrustes from Nassim Taleb’s lesser known book, The Bed of Procrustes. Procrustes cuts an interesting tale in the Greek mythology not so much about his iron bed as it is about how he ‘stretches’ every passerby to fit his bed. (I suppose the movie The Human Centipede got its inspiration […]

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Reimagining the Future

February 2nd, 2015 No Comments

I have wanted to write something about three card poker and how to ace the game since Chinese New Year is around the corner but I guess not on second thought, since we have talked about baccarat and three player mahjong previously. Instead I want to share something on how we think we think about the […]

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