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

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

How not to start a blog

Pay for quality and don’t worry about what others will think about you.

January 10, 2021 · 2 min · Me

The tragedy of getting stuck in a holding pattern

Getting stuck in a holding pattern is one of the great modern tragedies. They are the jobs we keep despite them gnawing at our souls. It’s the relationships we hold onto that sap our energy. It’s the urban routine of living only at the weekends and living in the plans of tomorrow. And despite the pervasive negatives in all these things, we find in them sufficient comfort to prevent us from acting upon these states of inertia....

April 19, 2020 · 3 min · Me