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…

Invariants

One of my favorite quotes is — A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. I am using this quote to signify a milestone that I will be reaching today. I am writing my 200th post and it took me 3 years to reach this milestone. Click here to read the rest.

The Brain That Changes Itself

Frederick had a massive stroke when he was in his mother’s womb and his entire left side of the body was affected. He could not crawl nor walk and could not talk until he was three years old. An MRI scan revealed that 25% of his brain was dead. He made some progress using conventional…

Evolution

Our universe got created 13.7 billion years ago. Consider the following data point to get a sense of how big our universe is. From Earth, light takes 1.29 seconds to reach Moon 8 minutes to reach Sun 322 minutes to reach Pluto 93 billion years to reach the edge of Universe Where did everything come…

Working Backwards

I came across an interesting problem in the book How to Solve It by G.Polya. How can you bring up from the river exactly six quarts of water when you have only two containers, a four quart pail and a nine quart pail, to measure with? Given below are the containers. Notice that they are not…

Newton’s laws of motion

People originally discovered physics and other sciences by asking how and why questions. Recently I read the book How Everything Works by Louis A. Bloomfield. This book teaches physics by answering the how and why questions on everyday objects that we see and use. In this post I will be explaining about Newton’s three laws of motion.…

Be A Cloner

There are 50,000+ publicly traded businesses globally. Even a 10 person investment team can only evaluate a few hundred public companies every year. How does a retail investor like me identify great businesses from a very large dataset? Recently I watched the lecture given by Mohnish Pabrai at MDI. His solution to the problem is…