This book is a collection of ideas and reflections on the intersection of economics, culture, and technology. It also provides a framework to process and understand businesses, be them existing and established, or inception-stage ventures.Read More
I lie. I do see these things when I’m not looking for them, and their sighting stress me out. All these items that create clutter but have some trivial and fleeting value and that I keep around long after their expiration date.
What would a wise man do? Refuse them in the first place, accept them and then immediately and coldly throw them away, set an expiration date and discard them once they reach it?Read More
Nerds vastly outnumber artists. Nerds keep gadget companies alive and profitable. Artists move the craft forward. We need both, but also, every nerd should aspire to be an artist.
I’m a Nerd. Yes, I admit it. But one day, I will be an artist.
Oh, and yes, this post is about buying a bicycle.Read More
The Greeks thought of themselves of a more refined and superior tradition than the Romans. “The east was in the immemorial possession of arts and luxury; whilst the west was inhabited by rude and warlike barbarians.”Read More
...always inclined to invest in learning about productivity tricks, mind hacks, health and fitness experiments… but… the more I learn, the more packed my day gets with tips, tricks, hacks and experiments. And once my day is filled, I continue writing tricks and hacks in a mental to-do list to complete on an "ideal day,” “when I get there". The overload makes me useless. So now what?Read More
"It wasn't easy, you know, to leave family behind and all that. You hear a constant buzz of guilt and, all of a sudden, find yourself running two hours every day. Not very intuitive because people associate running with thinking, with reflection. Not me. When I run, I think of nothing."Read More
Why is it so difficult to stick with a daily meditation practice if it only takes 10 minutes? The girl that got me into practicing had "taken a break from it”, even though she raved about its incomparable benefits. The few folks I encouraged to try Headspace didn’t make it past their first week. “Mornings are too hectic,” they explained.
I’ve practiced for 203 days, missing no more than five sessions. These are the tricks I use to stick with it.Read More
As we made our way uphill, the sky kept changing colors (it was the golden hour) and each turn on the trail would gift us a new vista of the mountains with the Pacific on the background. Wilson was clearly fighting a cold and the hill with limited airway capacity. I could hear his agony with each breath. Yet he kept pushing through. It was inspiring... "Because the cycling part is too tough.” This is where I get into the simple, silly mind tricks. On mile 5, my legs were begging to stop. They were burning. I imagined...Read More
Last Man Standing is presented as the biography of Jamie Dimon but it covers more than Jamie. It dedicates over a third of the book to the financial crisis. The diversion is perhaps because Dimon is still too young to have a definite biography published. All in all, an easy read with a few nuggets of wisdom and ideas to experiment with.Read More
Norwegian Wood is a story of loss and nostalgia.
Our perception of time is not linear, but logarithmic. It feels as if every new day were shorter than the previous day. Today, at 40, each year passes almost unnoticed and I struggle finding a significant event to stamp on every single year, lest it gets lost in nothingness.
The story took me back to my twenties. It evoked that time of my life when I wanted so bad to fall in love. Rejection and shyness stung so more painfully back then. Reading Norwegian Wood was like being 20 years old and reading Norwegian Wood… or Demian, or Beneath The Wheel, as Toru does in an episode of the novel.Read More