Philosophical Morsels: Failure, Over Lunch

One: Grad School Sounds Easy This semester I served as an ambassador of the Biochemistry Graduate Program at The University of Georgia. We met with a few prospective graduate students at lunch a few weeks ago; and of course, like most graduate student ambassadors, folks always fall into this trap of saying the good stuff. Read More

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin’s Career Choice, And How to Build a Thriving State The development of a state is contingent on the success and failure of the comprising individuals; and the most positive impact of such individual to the state is one that apparently delivers the best. So, what defines the best?… Born in 1809, Charles Darwin – dubbed ‘father of evolutionary biology’ – is one of Read More


On Good Ideas (and Errors)

   “…IT’S PRETTY OBVIOUS, THE MIDDLE TOP IS THE SWEET SPOT” Benjamin Franklin wrote: “Perhaps the history of the errors of mankind, all things considered, is more valuable and interesting than that of their discoveries…” In the same vein, the British economist William Stanley Jevons also said the following words, “In all probability the errors Read More


Success and your Environment.

56 medals at the Olympics games, despite boycotting the 1976 and 1980 games. Kenyans continue to astound the world with their sublime performances in distance running. What galvanizes intense curiosity in this Kenyan phenomenon was the fact that about 90% of the top athletes are from a single region in Kenya, The Nandi hills.   So, Read More

Average Person

Why an Average Person will lose Boontje MUHAMMED ALI, WILLIAM SISTERS, AND THE NEWTON’S THIRD LAW OF MOTION  I was listening to a talk by Arnold Schwarzenegger few days ago on YouTube, and he mentioned of a question Muhammad Ali answered in an interview at the acme of his career. Interviewer: Muhammad, can you please tell us, how many sit-ups Read More