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Building a Vocabulary

I just found a new favourite pastime: playing the Vocabulary.com Challenge. A great example of gamification, it makes learning new words engaging and actually quite fun. I do wonder if such a similar thing exists for Chinese/Mandarin.

Business vs. IT

I felt like a lawyer. The call was in less than 12 hours, and I was busy preparing my case, consolidating evidence and building my story. To be honest, I wasn’t 100% behind the argument I was preparing to put across, but I didn’t really have much of a choice. […]

Creating on the iPad

Creating on the iPad… it’s just not the same as creating on the computer. When on the iPad, I’m far more a consumer. Typing is laboured, and sharing isn’t as easy. If I see an image on Facebook or Linked In, and I want to share that with my Google+ […]

People Watching

People watching used to be a favourite hobby of mine. Sitting at a café, observing without judging. Then technology came along. And I don’t observe people so much anymore. I mean, you can’t observe both the screen and the people around you, can you? A real pity, really. Technology has […]

What Courage Is

Was on one of my regular runs today when the words “courage is not acting in the absence of fear, but in spite of it” suddenly came to mind and never left. Can’t quite remember where exactly I read it or heard it, but those words have always comforted me […]

Business vs. IT

I was reminded today in a book I’m reading on visual analytics that the purpose of any analytical project is ultimately to make better decisions. Coming from a mixed business and IT background, I have had my fair share of IT vs. Business conundrums. With my IT hat on, I’m always […]

Risk vs. Uncertainty (Part I)

I can’t believe I didn’t write about it before today: the difference between uncertainty and risk. I’d originally thought that uncertainty and risk were one and the same. If you’re uncertain about something, about taking some action, and you had to decide whether or not to take that action, it […]