The US$700 billion bailout failed, leading to the biggest drop in the U.S. financial market ever. It's shocking, and deplorable how this might have happened. An article on the MSNBC website regarding the bailout revealed the thoughts of one man who voted against it: Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., said he had three insurmountable problems with... Continue Reading →
I was just mulling over how I might be more "successful" the other day when I realised that that thought held one very fundamental problem: what did "success" mean to me? Lately, I've been going around sites like Mininova and The Pirate Bay looking for torrents on "success" and "self-improvement". I like the success genre,... Continue Reading →
I'm currently reading a book on innovation, called The Medici Effect by Frans Johansson. What I have read thus far has intrigued me and got me thinking like no book has for a long time. The basic premise of the book is that innovation often occurs at what Johannson calls the "Intersection". He defines the... Continue Reading →
The rise of immigrants in Singapore has provoked many Singaporeans into thinking we're being "invaded". The same may be said about many developed countries that feel that they're somehow superior, and that immigrants steal resources from their homeland. However, immigrants are not the only beneficiaries of their immigration: the host country itself stands to benefit.... Continue Reading →
eDonn.com is in need of change. I may be taking it down for a while, or maybe not updating it; or something like that. So... heh. I've recently been reading one of de Bono's books called Parallel Thinking. In it, he writes how sometimes systems grow sub-optimally through evolution: a system starts off small and... Continue Reading →
I need to pee, I need to pee! But where's the toilet to relieve me?
Academically, this semester has been strange. I think it has partly to do with the communications unit that I talked about in an earlier post, where the administration and teaching methods are so different from what I'm used to, as well as the fact that two units that I'm taking hold tutorials only on alternate... Continue Reading →
Everyone has something to share, something you can learn from. Even if you don't particularly like a person, chances are good that the person in question will have some desirable trait or knowledge from which you can take and make your own.