A Stoic's Game Theory

Do not wish that all things will go well with you, but that you will go well with all things.An interesting book that I read last year was 'Enchiridion of Epictetus'. It's based on the discourses of ancient Greek philosopher Epictetus. Recently I read 'The Manual: A Philosopher's Guide…

Fast-Writing

Last week, I moved this website from a sluggish WordPress instance to a nimble Ghost installation. It took a bit of tweaking the data for over 15 years of my posts and media. Touching the blog after a long time made me wonder, why haven't I written a single post…

Two Ways to Decision Precision

At times, making a decision is hard. Making good decisions, although subjective, is harder. There have been days when I’ve stood gazing for minutes in the cereal isle, contemplating which one to buy. This “analysis paralysis” had started to silently spread to bigger, more important, personal…

You Are Beer, Not a Colorful Beanbag

What are you? What do you mean, what am I? You are beer. And this bottle, is your company. You think, you’ll get into that glass. You’ll have fun. Isn’t it? But look at this [trying to pour the capped bottle in the glass]…

Will You Take $100 Now or $200 in a Month?

Last month, Professor Andrei Linde, who’s said to be the father of the theory of cosmic inflation, was surprised by his assistant with the ‘smoking gun’ evidence of the origins of the universe. After having waited over 30 years, the new proof (of gravitational waves from…

Don't Stop Talking About Your Ideas

A tweet this morning pointed to an article titled “Stop talking about your brilliant startup idea!“, in which a fellow Melbournian writes (in summary): Nobody cares about your idea. Stop talking to your friends about your ideas. Stop talking to customers about your ideas. Stop telling me your…

The Negative Power of Positive Thinking

Lately, I’ve been focusing on attaining more discipline in my professional life as a startup founder. It had become apparent to me that I needed to step up and make it happen. Striving for it has raised an interesting question in my mind — could positive thinking be…