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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Wine And Whisky

Wine is the study of subtlety in soft things. Whiskey is the study of subtlety in hard things. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Intrinsic Value

What is my intrinsic value?

Rationality

I am so rational that I can rationalize all my irrational behavior. 

Fashion And Credit

Fashion and credit cycles are self-correcting i.e. their wide and easy availability results in their decline. 

Rise And Fall

The fall is much quicker than the rise. 

Monarchy

With millions of lives and many centuries lost to get us democracy, we are still obsessed with kings and queens. 

Beliefs

Beliefs distort reality. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Startup Pitches

If all you needed was a good pitch to get your startup funded then it says less about your superior communication skills and more about the stupidity of the investor. 

Geek vs. Geek

What is more geeky? A person wearing a bluetooth headset on one ear or someone wearing AirPods in both ears? 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Risk

Risk means more things can happen than will happen. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Entrepreneur And Investors

A good entrepreneur is excessively optimistic and a good investor is adequately pessimistic. 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Kings And Queens

If cash is king then credit is the queen who is running the world and cryptocurrencies are her illegitimate children that are driving the king crazy. Global debt to GDP ratio is 318% and cryptocurrencies market cap is $420B. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Opinions

Opinion without understanding corrupts the mind. 

Choices

Creativity and effort towards a goal is inversely proportional to the appealing available alternatives. 

Adversity

Shared adversity makes better friendships. 

Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists are very good at defining and explaining things that, for the most part, are made-up  Hence, consistently increasing their market size. Brain is probably the least understood thing in science today. And somehow, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has hundreds of disorders with subcategories explained in around thousand pages. 

Attachment Theory

Childhood is not the cause of all adult romantic relationship problems. Social conditioning, fiction, and media may have more to do with it. Attachment theory might be too attached to itself. 

Listen For Understanding

When one is eager to speak, one's ability to listen declines. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Long term vs. short term

There is no long term if you don't survive short term. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Experience

Experience is the understanding of a domain in variable conditions to make good decisions within that domain. It is not the amount of time you have spent doing something.