Cedric

MATHEMATICIAN, CEDRIC VILLANI ON SCIENCE AND CREATIVITY

Cédric Villani is a French mathematician, who was awarded the Fields Medal in 2010 (one of the highest award in the field of mathematics). He specializes in partial differential equations, Riemannian geometry and mathematical physics. I recently listened to his talk at the Royal institution on the birth of ideas. It’s a pretty neat talk, Read More

Productivity

AN ARGUMENT FOR LESS WORK COUPLED WITH INSANE PRODUCTIVITY

Majority of us operate with a dangerous assumption: working less translates to a ‘gaunted’ productivity and VICE-VERSA. We literally think working for longer hours necessarily translates to increased productivity. I have been ingrained in this faulty reasoning for the longest time ever. And given the fact I love to do a hundred different things at Read More

CNN-Chibok-girls-1

THE CHIBOK GIRLS: ABUJA IS TOO FAR FROM CHIBOK.

  My last blog post was on skin-in-the-game, here is a sequel, with a very, very significant applicability: The Chibok Girls. … After watching the ‘proof-of-life’ video about a week ago on CNN, I have been pondering on the same question posed in the CNN article: “How was it that two years after Boko Haram Read More

Marcus Aurelius

MARCUS AURELIUS MEDITATIONS ON STOCISM.

MARCUS THOUGHTS ON TIME, JEALOUSY, AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD LIFE AND A GOOD WIFE. After an inundating recommendation by Tim Ferris and Ryan Holiday, I finally got my hands on an ancient book on stoic philosophy – Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (written around 167AD). The book was originally Marcus Aurelius’s diary where he Read More