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Between choice and circumstance

March 27th, 2016 No Comments

Scenario – 2 people of similar background but one rises to the occasion while the other falls into despair. What would you attribute the cause to? Choice? Circumstantial/ contextual influence (i.e one person is being ‘lucky’ being at the right place, right time?). What is your belief of the scenario of what actually happened?

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Ghosts Of The Past

March 24th, 2016 No Comments

Dealing with one’s past requires courage but it is the best way to move forward in life. Lucky are those who realized it earlier than later. The enlightenment is usually triggered by an external event or by a close relationship.

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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.

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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).

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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:

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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?

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