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Best Decision Ever.

What’s your best decision ever? Some things we don’t really decide for ourselves- reading extensively as a child was great for me, but I didn’t really feel like I consciously decided to do it- I just played along. I got … Continue reading

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What do you do if you are a self-fulfilling prophet?

What is the pragmatic course of action to take when you are aware that your prediction about the future (to simplify it) is going to influence it? If there was a single chief economist in the world (again, simplifying it) … Continue reading

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On regrets, fragility, certainty and forks in the road

Do you have any regrets? It’s one of those questions that’s thrown around so often that we don’t really think about it very much- we tend to develop stock responses and leave it at that. What does it mean, anyway, … Continue reading

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The remarkable philosophy of Wendy Cheng, aka Xiaxue

I’ve always been a fan of Xiaxue. There, I said it. I think she’s a genius, and not just because she scored 269 for her PSLE and qualified for Mensa. For one, she’s figured out how to make a living … Continue reading

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random ramblings

I feel like I’ve had a lot on my mind lately, and I feel a need to pen them down, to┬ásummarize them, to synthesize them- a bit of mental housekeeping, if you will. My most fundamental obsession is to live … Continue reading

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7 Lessons Smokers Can Teach Us About Getting Shit Done

Smokers do something that’s quite remarkable that nobody really talks about: they smoke a lot of cigarettes. A heavy smoker can finish a pack a day. That’s 7,300 cigarettes a year. At 4 minutes a cigarette, that’s about 486 hours … Continue reading

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Detours: How to move forward when your plans fuck up

I went through most of my life without having any plans. I used to think this was because I was too cool to have plans. But the problem about not having any plans is that you don’t go anywhere. You … Continue reading

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