We are living in the Age of Noise. Not the age of information; not the age of dis-information. The age of noise. There is a large number of people whose salaries are based on number of words written or articles published, and/or on number of views generated. These people need to produce to make a […]
Lessons learned & observations made & realizations had… in 2016 Note: for sources, ‘via’ signals ‘how I understood their [the person’s] concept’; direct quotes comes with person’s name; no source means it occurred to me Beware of dogma! DOGMA, beware! At first, one accepts certain dogma because it serves him, gives him freedom; over […]
The best books I have read in the past 12 months.
What can Churchill’s life teach us about perseverance and chipping away in the face of dire struggles?
Shapes, shades and habits of my life in Taipei City
A simple way of increasing the quality of any university: Taleb’s concept of Skin in the game. Unless the professor is (or was) a trader (doesn’t matter whether successful or not, only self-aware), he shall not teach anything related to trading & risk in the markets. Similarly, unless University’s inter-department communication works smoothly and flawlessly, […]
When I was young, I hated the academic insistence on precise terminology. Heck, I hate it even today. It ruins everything – the fun is destroyed before it even began precisely because some fresh out of university professor in a tight shirt insists on teaching fancy words first (and examine students‘ knowledge of such words […]