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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...

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...

Who’s in your SHAZAM

We aspire to be better versions of ourselves, and we choose role models and mentors. They help us see further, set our goals higher and, if we have access to them, may let us stand on their giant shoulders. We choose them for who they are, what they know and teach,...

The habit of the Commonplace Book

Have you ever gone “Hey, I know something about that – now where did I read that before?” Or “Argh! There are 4 things i need in this process and I can only remember 3 – where do i find it again?” And also “there’s a...

We can remember it for you

The phrase which launched a movie (plus a remake) titled “Total Recall”, was first penned as a short story by Phillip Dick. As a 2-liner synopsis, in the future it will be possible to capture and record anyone’s life and experiences and you will be...