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…

Building Your Mental Database

I am a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar. One of my favorite shots of Sachin is a full blooded drive, second boundary in the video. He would score a boundary of Brett Lee without moving an inch. Brett Lee delivered the ball at 152.5 kilometers per hour. At that speed the ball would reach Sachin…