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Always be writing

TL;DR: Always be writing, if possible everyday, and if possible on the internet for everyone to read.Writing is a valuable skill worth cultivating. It helps you think better, opens up new opportuni...

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Thinking about how we think about Climate change

Climate change is our most urgent problem, and it is already here and wreaking havoc. Yet, people are not changing their behavior fast enough. Heck, there are even climate change deni...

No, don't do too many things

Most of us tend to do too many things. We sign up for many projects at work, start different side-projects at home. We are always planning what to buy next or how to fix something at ...


Iatrogenics. That’s a fancy word that I came across in Antifragile by Taleb. Iatrogenics refers to a situation when intervention causes more harm than good. A more straightforward ter...

Why read books

Malcolm X was nobody at age 21. He didn’t know how to read or write. He was sentenced to prison for 10 years for burglary and larceny. But his life changed there when he learned how t...

How to get startup ideas

Startups are in the business of changing the world.They solve problems. They produce something meaningful.

The Additive Cognitive Bias

People are surprisingly good at adding to rather than subtracting away.

Find the balance in minimalism

Minimalism has become something of a craze recently. Countless books have been written about this topic, and the word minimalism evokes a dreamy sense of freedom: minimize belongings ...

Produce more, Consume less

Take a moment to figure out how much time you spend producing vs. consuming.

Mental Models

In this article, I will explain what mental models actually are, why they are important, why just knowing these mental models is not going to make you smarter, and finally conclude wi...

Learned Helplessness

Martin Seligman famously conducted experiments on dogs where he was able to induce “learned helplessness” in the dogs via electric shocks.