mind over matter


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.

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...

Strive to choose rationality

One of the most basic assumptions in economics is that people make rational decisions. I don’t know if economists are studying people from a different planet, but the assumption of th...

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-clas...

Not smart, but smarter

When I was young, I wanted to grow up and be successful. I mistook being rich to being successful and so I was trying to see how rich people got rich. I found out that some people got...

Your mind as a garden

An useful and interesting mental model to have about your mind is to think of it as a garden where you spend your entire life in.