Why do we write atomic essays?

Audience building is not by definition a bad thing, but it can be a slippery slope. In a world where attention has become commoditized, it is easy to fall into the trap of becoming an attention land-grabber.

April 1, 2022 · 2 min · Me

A framework for living well

I recently updated my “personal operating system” framework and figured it would be worthwhile sketching it out.

April 16, 2022 · 3 min · Me

How do we answer the right questions?

If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions - Einstein (supposedly)

March 25, 2022 · 2 min · Me

Stories > statistics.

Humans struggle with statistical thinking, and behavioural economists have written about this widely. An intriguing way this plays out is in our understanding of societal events. Many fail to view data at an abstracted level and are more easily swayed by compelling narratives.

March 22, 2022 · 2 min · Me

No-one is driving the bus.

If you ever think that some higher-up in an organisation has it all figured out, steering the bus confidently into the future, you’re likely mistaken. In a world of unknowns, it is impossible to have a complete map of the road ahead.** Confidence is often a defiant front in the face of uncertainty.** Success involves a fair bit of luck and being in the right place at the right time, more often than not....

March 11, 2022 · 2 min · Me