Learning How to Learn

Read the following sentence and identify how many errors it contains: Thiss sentence contains threee errors. Most of us will discover the first two errors very easily. The third error in the sentence is that there is no third error. But not many can find the third error. But why? For discovering the first two errors…

Memory Palace and Mental Models

I had a sheet of paper containing a list of 10 items which I wanted to purchase. The list is given below. A pair of socks Kindle eReading device Up movie DVD Poor Charlie’s Almanack book One pillow cover Tennis racket One electric cooker Dairy Milk chocolate bar One 60-watt incandescent light bulb One trash…

Real Estate Psychology

I am currently in India enjoying my vacation. Couple of weeks back I met my friend who lives in Keelkattalai, Chennai. Near his place there was a new apartment complex that was being constructed. When asked about the price I was told that it costs Rs 6,200 per sqft. At this price if you want…

Books recommended by Prof. Sanjay Bakshi

Jeff Bezos admires David Shaw and he once told that David is one of the few people I know who has a fully developed left brain and a fully developed right brain. If Bezos had met Prof. Sanjay Bakshi he would have told the same thing. I was extremely lucky to meet the professor yesterday.…

Learning From Darwin

Every time I read Seeking Wisdom I learn something new. This time I came across the paragraph given below which refers to the autobiography of Charles Darwin. From this paragraph we can learn a lot about Darwin’s thinking habits. There are five things that I learned which I marked it as [1]…[5]. I think that…

Unconventional Wisdom

Imagine you are soccer player about to make a single penalty kick. The odds are in your favor as roughly 75 percent of penalty kicks ends up into the goal post. The ball travels at 80 miles per hour after it leaves your boot. At that speed the goal keeper need to guess the direction…

Tales from the Genome – 1

Human beings are complex multicellular organisms where as Amoeba is a single celled organism. Do you know who has more genetic material in them? The answer is surprising; Amoeba has 670 billion units of DNA compared to 3 billion units in humans. What do we learn from this? It is not the quantity but the sequence (order)…