Break it down and reason up

Few weeks back I was watching Jeff Bezos being interviewed by Charlie Rose. In it Bezos explained why space travel is expensive and what needs to be done to make it affordable. Bezos explained it by breaking down the constituents of rocket. And reasoning up by using first principles, which is the physics way of…

Four years of blogging and some golden nuggets

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. This is very true when it comes to my habit of blogging. Four years back I wrote my first blog post: The Joys Of Compounding. Today I am writing my 221st post. Blogging helps me to read a lot, learn things deeply, share knowledge, and network…

On Fluency and Equanimity

Barbara Oakley is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University. She is the author of the book A Mind for Numbers  and creator of the outstanding online course Learning How To Learn.  If you want to learn How To Learn, then you should take this online course and read the book. I liked the course and…

Knowledge Begets Knowledge

I read the book Thinking Fast And Slow for the first time in 2012. I managed to read 25 percent of the book with reasonable comprehension. After that my understanding started to dip and I stopped reading. I felt miserable and thought I was dumb and that’s why I couldn’t understand it. I read the…

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

I rarely buy the same book in three different formats [Physical, Kindle, Audible]. The recent one I made a triple purchase was for the book Peak. The book came out of a collaboration between a psychological scientist [Anders Ericsson] and a science writer [Robert Pool]. Together they spent 5 years to write this book. Click…

Three Bucket Framework

In the last four years, since I started reading voraciously, I have been collecting a private digital archive of quotes that I have found intriguing. I call these intriguing quotes as super-­paragraphs. Couple of months back, I came across a super­-paragraph which Peter Kaufman shared with Columbia Business School students. Click here to read the…