Lessons in life: the humbling transformation of Andre Agassi

September 9, 2006   ·   < 1 min read

I just read Gary Smith’s amazing mini-biography of Andre Agassi in Sports Illustrated. The story of his rise … Continue reading “Lessons in life: the humbling transformation of Andre Agassi”

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Red Doors is delightful

September 8, 2006  ·  < 1 min read

Red Doors is a dark comedy about a dysfunctional Chinese-American family coming of age in New York. The … Continue reading “Red Doors is delightful”

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Live long? Die young? The answer is not in your genes

September 7, 2006  ·  < 1 min read

My last posting showed how deliberate practice overwhelms differences in natural ability to explain the success of top … Continue reading “Live long? Die young? The answer is not in your genes”

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A Star is Made

September 6, 2006  ·  2 min read

If like me you loved the inquisitive mindset in Freakonomics where the authors ask numerous unrelated questions of … Continue reading “A Star is Made”

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The Long Tail

September 3, 2006  ·  2 min read

If you read this blog, chances are you know what the long tail is, but just in case, … Continue reading “The Long Tail”

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The state of sleep research

September 2, 2006  ·  < 1 min read

Recent developments in sleep research are extremely interesting. The two most interesting findings are on the importance of … Continue reading “The state of sleep research”

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Rent … unless you want to buy :)

September 1, 2006  ·  4 min read

Experts have been arguing for a while that real estate is over-valued by looking at a number of … Continue reading “Rent … unless you want to buy :)”

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Deathstyles of the Rich and Famous

August 31, 2006  ·  < 1 min read

The recent Slate article on the deathstyles of the rich and famous is hilarious. I suppose, I found … Continue reading “Deathstyles of the Rich and Famous”

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The Video History of Akamai

August 30, 2006  ·  < 1 min read

After the story of Amazon, I really appreciated the story of Akamai as its story and that of … Continue reading “The Video History of Akamai”

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Miami Vice is dark, fast paced and fun

August 30, 2006  ·  < 1 min read

I am usually not a fan of Colin Farrell, but I actually like him in this movie. The … Continue reading “Miami Vice is dark, fast paced and fun”

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The Video History of Amazon by Jeff Bezos

August 29, 2006  ·  < 1 min read

I have always admired Jeff Bezos as an entrepreneur because he actually did what he set out to … Continue reading “The Video History of Amazon by Jeff Bezos”

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Scoop is enjoyable light summer fare

August 29, 2006  ·  < 1 min read

After the masterful Match Point, I was intrigued to see what Woody Allen would do for his next … Continue reading “Scoop is enjoyable light summer fare”

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I am almost ashamed to admit it, but I liked My Super Ex Girlfriend

August 29, 2006  ·  < 1 min read

I suppose it’s all a question of expectations. I was overworked and needed a bit of respite so … Continue reading “I am almost ashamed to admit it, but I liked My Super Ex Girlfriend”

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Window to the future

August 28, 2006  ·  < 1 min read

People are notoriously bad at predicting the future further than a few years down the line. We think … Continue reading “Window to the future”

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Electrify your brain

August 27, 2006  ·  < 1 min read

It sounds crazy, but there is significant evidence that passing a weak current through your brain can significantly … Continue reading “Electrify your brain”

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Parkinson’s law is so true!

August 26, 2006  ·  < 1 min read

Parkinson’s Law states that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” “Thus, an … Continue reading “Parkinson’s law is so true!”

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