The following passage was taken from the book 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson, a good reminder on how long-term success may come at the cost of short-term losses, if you can call it that: You might consider judging your success across all the games you play. Imagine […]
I’ve got nothing to say; nothing to write about today. So this day passes without a word being written. Same thing tomorrow. And the day after. Before you know it, the year is over, and not a word is put down. No. That year’s not this year. Just 10 minutes […]
A reminder to myself: When in a good mood, life, despite being exactly the same as it was when you are in a bad mood, suddenly feels a whole lot better. Moods pass. Push through the bad ones; and enjoy the good ones.
50 metres from the fork in the road I had to decide, “where do I want to go from here?” To the left was a detour of about 7 kilometres; on the right, a more direct route that would have taken me home in about 3. It was an exceptionally […]
One of the things that I get asked a lot at work is to create a reports, run an analysis, or get some data so we can get visibility on XYZ, normally as a result of a question asked by a HiPPO (highest paid person in the office) because they […]
I once wrote about one of the dangers of machine learning algorithms (e.g. the thing that powers the rules behind which many decisions are made in the real world): the closed feedback loop. An algorithm that falls into one of these closed feedback loops starts to lose its ability to […]
As he watched the presentation we were giving him on the machine learning project we were working on, I couldn’t but help notice his furrowed brows. I knew him to be a natural sceptic, one who loved asking tough questions that dug deep into the heart of the matter. Though […]
There’s a post on Seth Godin’s blog today called Do we value attention properly? In it, he argues that we need to be careful not to discount the attention we get from our audience, i.e. anyone who pauses to listen to us, because attention is valuable. He makes a good […]
One grey tick, then two. Now wait for ticks to turn blue. Love, I’ll wait for you.
are those that I’ve read with a question in mind to be answered (especially work-related non-fiction). The worst are those where I’ve gone through chapter after chapter, with the words “so what?” at the end.