I'm an avid reader, but have grown up reading almost exclusively non-fiction. Not because I don't enjoy them, or think any less of fiction than I do non-fiction; it's mostly because I can never remember the names of all the characters! (Especially in novels...) In non-fiction, the cast of characters tend to be ideas. And... Continue Reading →
When Polly wants a cracker, Polly eats a cracker. But the million-dollar question is not whether parrots and humans can act out their inner desires - the question is whether they can choose their desires in the first place. Why does Polly want a cracker rather than a cucumber? Why do I decide to kill my... Continue Reading →
My child. Makes me mad as hell. Then looks at me, says, "sorry" with a look in his eyes that tells me he really means it. Hell no longer, I wonder what it was that I was so angry about.
I came across two quotes from Kierkegaard recently, from two very different sources. It was quite a coincidence, and I thought that it must have been a sign. Here's the first, which funnily enough came from a book on IT leadership, called A Seat at the Table, by Mark Schwartz: If I were to wish for... Continue Reading →
This TED talk really surprised me. The content was great, but it was Brian Little's delivery that really made me go "wow!" So many times during the talk it felt I wasn't listening to him talk on the subject of "personality" but rather his grandchildren. His passion was evident, and his joy contagious. I couldn't... Continue Reading →
This was supposed to be a post on radical transparency. But an article bashing radical transparency just left me feeling so outraged with its lies and misleading statements that I just spent the last four hours of my life writing this warning to all of us media-consumers out there: Don't trust all you see, even if it... Continue Reading →