What You Imagine When Hearing “Thought Experiment”?

I have a strange relationship with the phrase “Thought Experiment.” It’s cool, but perhaps because I tend to think it was overused? If you are unfamiliar with Thought Experiment, here’s a video I like on the subject:   I tried to draw what it goes into my mind when hearing the phrase, but first, I […]

The Only Business Book That I Want To Read

Every time I read a business book, I tend to dislike case studies from famous brands like Apple, Uber, etc. The reason being a lot of people from the outside shed light on some success factors and ignore many. Not until I stumbled upon Indie Hackers podcast. Where Courtland Allen interview founders, who made a […]

How Much Time Should You Allocate To Wild Bets?

I was listening to Eric Schmidt interview with Tim Ferris when Tim asked him on how Google manages its resources:   Tim Ferriss: Could you describe or explain what the 70-20-10 model is? If that’s the right term to use. Eric Schmidt: That’s correct. So this was Sergey’s idea. And the question was: how do we […]

Polymath vs Jack of All Trades

Disclaimer: I am trying to wrap my unfocused self in some cool terms like “polymath” – also when someone asks you in a job interview how you know such and such, don’t mention the word polymath. I had breakfast today with my friend Ahmed, and the question around Polymath vs. jack of all trades came […]

When You Don’t Get Better with Repetition

Remember how they always say that you get better with reputation? Do you think this is true all the time? What about if you keep repeating something wrong over and over and you get 10% improvement instead of 30%? This how all started. I was reading Great at Work the other day, and the following […]

Good Things Happens When You Not Concerned About Sounding Smart

Image Source One day I was listening to an interview on Indie Hackers podcast where Courtland Allen hosts Josh Kaufman of The Personal MBA book. Josh said the following phrase and it stuck with me: “Not being too concerned about sounding smart” he said it while telling his story while writing The Personal MBA book. […]

Should I Get a Coach or a Mentor?

Today I had the opportunity to listen to Tim Ferris interview with Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) Technical Advisor and Board Member to Alphabet Inc. The discussion was a bit on Eric experience before joining Google on Eric and more about the legendary coach and business executive Bill Campbell. Eric spoke highly of Bill Campbell and how […]

The healthy and unhealthy side projects

It all started when my friend Tonya Mork posted the following tweet about focus on twitter the other day. The tweet triggered something I’ve been battling with for a long time which is applying focus on side projects. I have a hard time choosing which side project to do. Tonya replied with an interesting take: […]