Book Review: Range Why generalists triumph in a specialized world. by David Epstein Epstein summarizes his book in three words: “Don’t feel behind” (290). He continues: “Two Roman historians recorded that when Julius Caesar was a young man he saw a statue of Alexander the Great in Spain and broke down in tears. “Alexander at … Continue reading Book Review: Range Why generalists triumph in a specialized world. by David Epstein
I enjoy listening to productivity and growth podcasts and reading time-management and self-help books. We must be careful, though, that productivity and efficiency remain means and never goals. Oliver Burkeman correctly cautions us: (Full Read) But the modern zeal for personal productivity, rooted in Taylor’s philosophy of efficiency, takes things several significant steps further. If … Continue reading Why Time Management may be ruining our lives?
What is your “To do list”: A queue, a stack, or a priority queue? Tl:dr In collaborative environments, people send and receive requests from many people. Individuals should process incoming requests and add them to their priority queue. Individuals should send descriptive requests to others with a clear deadline and level of importance. What are … Continue reading Does your “To do list” behave like a Queue, a Stack, or a Priority Queue?
How to not be wrong. The power of mathematical thinking by Jordan Ellenberg is a masterful work that reviews a number of critical math concepts. As collecting and storing data becomes easier and cheaper, executives and managers are spending more time studying data to make decisions. They are are also learning data's limitations. One key … Continue reading Book Review: How to not be wrong the power of mathematical thinking
"...relationships are more like muscles—the more you work them, the stronger they become." -Keith Ferrazzi. In Never Eat Alone, Keith Ferrazzi offers tips and best practices to strategically develop one's social and professional network. Pro tips: Never look at relationships as transactional. They are not Quid pro quo, rather "...relationships are more like muscles—the more … Continue reading Book Review: Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz
Email is a fantastic tool that enables asynchronous communication across the globe. However, we all suffer from the too much email. For two months, I have tried to stop signing emails with an open-ended phrase like "Please advise, or What do you think? (WDUT?)". Why? Ambivalence Unclear expectations: The recipient is often overwhelmed what he can, … Continue reading Why I stopped signing emails: “Please advise”.
Two weeks ago, I updated my Macbook to High Sierra, and I updated my Apple Watch to Watch OS 3. I can't tell you about any notable changes to either software, but I can tell you about one feature that has made my Apple Watch indispensable to my daily routine. Auto Unlock. If you're wearing … Continue reading Two weeks ago, my Apple Watch became indispensable to my daily routine.