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Deliberate Practice: A Guide

Malcom Gladwell popularized the 10,000 hours rule in his famous book Outliers: The Story of Success. The gist of the ten thousand hours rule is that if you want to become a world-class expert in a ...

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Identify the real problem with Iceberg Analysis

Everyone knows that prevention is better than cure. Yet, when we face a problem, we often identify a cure and move on instead of understanding the source of the problem and preventing...

The planning fallacy

The Sydney Opera house sits majestically on the Sydney Harbor, and as the most popular tourist spot in Australia, it is visited by millions of people every year. The construction bega...

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...

Put compounding to work by focusing on fewer 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

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.