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 […]
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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 […]
Taipei blues. This name occurred to me couple of months ago whilst walking around Prague. I knew I had something in there, something I wanted to examine and explore. Back then, I also knew that unless mother randomness shuffled the cards, I was going to spend ten months in Taipei. Having the name was great, […]