We’re Too Lazy To Do Anything About Anything

October 21, 2015 · 4 minutes read

Take 5 minutes to read this article, then come back here for a quick rant. (or justread my short summary below)   I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here’s How. The Gist? A journalist and some friends released a very poorly run study incorrectly claiming that chocolate accelerates weight loss. They then got a […]

“Don’t Ask Where I’m From, Ask Where I’m Local”

October 8, 2015 · 2 minutes read

Every once in a while I stumble on a great nugget of wisdom that reshapes a small part of my thinking. With time, and many of these nuggets, I get to recycle a large part of my lodged ideas. Recently, I stumbled on a TED talk that fits the above description. Taiye Selasi’s “Don’t Ask […]

Yes, I Strive To Be Rational. No, That Doesn’t Mean I Want To Be A Robot.

September 11, 2015 · 1 minute read

I recently came across a definition of Rationality that I really enjoy, identify with, and strive for. It was one of those moments when something clicked in my mind. I became explicitly aware of a belief I implicitly carried with me. Many people think of being rational as similar to being a “robot”. Far from […]

The Short Tale of a Kashmiri Salesman

5 things a Kashmiri Pashmina shop owner can teach you about sales

August 3, 2014 · 3 minutes read

The last time I remember reading formal sales material was when I was 19 during an internship. An internship so boring I couldn’t resist leafing through a dusty sales manual forgotten on someone’s desk. I read it cover to cover. I don’t remember much today, but I’m sure I’ve internalized some of its lessons. Fast forward 7 […]

2013 In Snippets

January 11, 2014 · 1 minute read

The best moment in 2013 was switching to working for myself. Although, I have yet to make a sustainable income. The biggest letdown in 2013 was 47 Ronin. Keanu, I still have hope. The best non-fiction book I read in 2013 was “The Antidote” by Oliver Burkeman. It discusses what I believe to be several essential philosophies in a very […]