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Quantity vs Quality, how will you write?

As I go through my 100-days journey of writing, I’ve been reading quite a fair bit of articles about writing. There are two camps of writers. The one camp that goes for quantity of content; frequent but shorter in length. The other camp that goes for quality;...

Art is more than Creativity

I love it when thought leaders take a regular word and redefine or deepen the meaning of that word. The good ones open up a new world perspective of working with that word. One of these thought leaders I admire is Seth Godin. And his definition of art is:Art is a...

Letting Go, Lego

Letting go is something easier said than done. But it still needs to be done. Today I’ve finally let go of my children’s Lego bricks. All seven tubs of them. Probably a good 15 years after they stopped playing with them. Ok, it wasn’t in my direct...

Book of Jonah, Chapter 1

The book of Jonah opens like an adventure story of modern movies. Our hero Jonah denies his holy task, jumps onto a ship to get far away from the presence of God. As the vessel sails, a storm arises and all his shipmates (who worship a myriad of other gods) together...

Book of Jonah, Chapter 2

I wonder how it’s like to stay 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of a big fish. I’m trying to imagine the size of this fish or whale, that can take in a full grown man, not actively digest him, and survive on what else it’s got to ingest for that...

Book of Jonah, Chapter 3

The city of Nineveh in the Book of Jonah had a population of 120,000 and a cityscape which took 3 days to walk across. Using Singapore as a reference, that’s about the number of people living in Toa Payoh, and a slightly smaller district size. Now if you were to...

Book of Jonah, chapter 4

It amazes me that as human as we are, filled with insecurities, fears, anger and more, God can still use us. Jonah was an angry man – he lived angry, talked angry and when you read the book of Jonah, it’s easy to imagine that he also walked angry. And yet...

Mental Models for Life

As we live life, we encounter an immense amount of input, receive just as much stimuli, and have to make sense of them to make decisions or take actions. How do we actually process them? I had thought that we usually winged it or allowed some personal guidelines to...

How to read a book

I never knew that I was doing this wrong, or there are much better ways to read a book, until I came across this blog. If you had struggled to finish any book. Or got stuck halfway. Or lost the plot or the intent. Or felt that what you are reading doesn’t add to...

Learning of Combinatorial Creativity

Stumbled upon Maria Popova of BrainPickings.org and I’ve just learned of the concept of Combinatorial Creativity. I’ve been exposed to it through my life, and must have deployed it many times towards problem solving and innovation causing. It’s that...