"So," he asked, "what should he do?" Straightforward as the question may seem, it was anything but. There were two tracks I could take: (1) the economic, rational track; or (2) the moral, slightly irrational track. I can't quite share with you what the exact nature of the discussion was, but the question would be... Continue Reading →
How to be Brilliant
The meeting droned on. Something about something was being said. Someone mentioned someone. Suddenly, the spotlight turned my way. "What do you think, Donn?" I was there, yes. But I wasn't. My mind was on dinner, due an hour ago. My mind was on my wife, waiting patiently for me, an hour now, for dinner.... Continue Reading →
Promote what you love
Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate. Oh too true. #Singapore needs more of this type of thinking.
Running “barefoot” with shoes isn’t as silly as it sounds
It's been more than a year since I started running "barefoot" (and yes, I have to admit it was due to the book Born to Run -- one of my first of many, and still my favourite, book on running). I do not quite run "without shoes", but wear either my New Balance Nimbus or my... Continue Reading →
In the name of safety
I read a post by Alex Tabarrok today, regarding school safety in his son's school (via the Marginal Revolution blog) today. The post is really a letter that he'd written to his son's school principal, regarding the introduction of security guards and cameras. From the post (emphasis mine): When going to school requires police, security guards and cameras how... Continue Reading →
Towel pull-ups improved my pull-up max by 50%!
Since completing my full-time national service in the army in 2006, I haven't managed to do more than 12 pull-ups, generally fluctuating between a max of 10 and 12 (I could just about do about 13 in 2006), though I've maintained a pretty decent ready-for-eight-at-any-time standard (i.e. if you asked me to do pull-ups I'd... Continue Reading →