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John Chambers webinar

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Notes from Button’s 2019 TAP summit

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I had the privilege of getting an invite from James Teodorini to Button’s TAP summit 2019. Button hosted a great lineup of speakers and organised an excellen...

A thousand true fans

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I came across Kevin Kelly’s 1,000 true fans essay recently, and thought it was relevant to what I’m trying to do now with the website and the newsletter. Hig...

Query review

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A friend launched a new project recently, Query News. This is a walkthrough of what the project is and some suggestions I have.

Tim, Vermeer, and Controversy

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I just learnt about Tim’s Vermeer, a documentary by Penn and Teller about inventor Tim Jenison’s attempt to reproduce a Vermeer using technology advanced for...

Ad targeting myths

4 minute read

People rightfully have privacy and other concerns in the current age of location sharing and targeting, which has been catalysed by GPS. The ability of ad ta...

Substack review

7 minute read

*Disclaimer: I was introduced to Substack by an employee there, who suggested I try the service. Also, I signed up for this in April 2019, so some commentary...

Wechat creator talk notes

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Wechat creator Allen Zhang [1] gave a long speech early this year about the app. The chinese version can be found here, and wechat also published an english ...

Sam Altman’s conversation with Tyler

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Tyler Cowen recently hosted a conversation with Sam Altman, who until recently was the longtime President at Y Combinator, a well known startup accelerator. ...

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investing

Public secrets

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Sam Altman’s conversation with Tyler

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Tyler Cowen recently hosted a conversation with Sam Altman, who until recently was the longtime President at Y Combinator, a well known startup accelerator. ...

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finance

Public secrets

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Becoming a millionaire in 80 million ways

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*Disclaimer: The below is an opinion and for information purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a duly licensed professional for inv...

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learning

Developing a circle of competence loop

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Benton Moss of Circle of Competence recently published a revised framework of how he thinks about developing a circle of competence. My thoughts on the docum...

Dunning on Dunning-Kruger

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Dumb people think they’re smart. Smart people think they’re dumb. This is a simplistic overview of the Dunning-Kruger effect. David Dunning explains more in ...

Specialists vs Generalists

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* Note: this is a backdated post from an email I sent to friends, lightly edited for personal content and context

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psychology

Increasing nudge awareness

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If you’ve used a travel site before, you’ll be familiar with a page that looks like this:

Dunning on Dunning-Kruger

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Dumb people think they’re smart. Smart people think they’re dumb. This is a simplistic overview of the Dunning-Kruger effect. David Dunning explains more in ...

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china

KFC history in China

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Wechat creator talk notes

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Wechat creator Allen Zhang [1] gave a long speech early this year about the app. The chinese version can be found here, and wechat also published an english ...

Selection bias and China trade

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* Note: this is a backdated post from an email I sent to friends, lightly edited for personal content and clarity

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science

Increasing nudge awareness

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Broken heart syndrome

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“Aujourd’hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas.” The opening lines of The Stranger by Albert Camus captivated me when I first read it [1] a...

Replicability Crisis

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I remember standing in a bathroom with my arms on my hips in a superman pose, staring at the mirror. “This feels weird” said one side of my brain. “But…scien...

Tell me why

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Conviction level in this idea: 60%

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reflection

Tell me why

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Conviction level in this idea: 60%

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investment banking

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decision making

Picking careers

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beliefs

Sam Altman’s conversation with Tyler

9 minute read

Tyler Cowen recently hosted a conversation with Sam Altman, who until recently was the longtime President at Y Combinator, a well known startup accelerator. ...

Replicability Crisis

4 minute read

I remember standing in a bathroom with my arms on my hips in a superman pose, staring at the mirror. “This feels weird” said one side of my brain. “But…scien...

Tell me why

4 minute read

Conviction level in this idea: 60%

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advice

John Chambers webinar

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art

Public secrets

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100 year old movie

4 minute read

I’m fascinated by things that deal with time. From experiments that show how memory and time are linked, to organisations that aim to last 10,000 years, seei...

Tim, Vermeer, and Controversy

7 minute read

I just learnt about Tim’s Vermeer, a documentary by Penn and Teller about inventor Tim Jenison’s attempt to reproduce a Vermeer using technology advanced for...

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AI

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excel

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sales

Always be raising

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math

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economics

Always be raising

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time

100 year old movie

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I’m fascinated by things that deal with time. From experiments that show how memory and time are linked, to organisations that aim to last 10,000 years, seei...

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frameworks

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internet

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marketplace

Notes from Button’s 2019 TAP summit

6 minute read

I had the privilege of getting an invite from James Teodorini to Button’s TAP summit 2019. Button hosted a great lineup of speakers and organised an excellen...

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behavioural

Increasing nudge awareness

2 minute read

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social

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behavioural economics

Tortoise vs hare

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luck

Tortoise vs hare

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skill

Tortoise vs hare

4 minute read

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business

John Chambers webinar

4 minute read

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stats

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incentives

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confirmation bias

Selection bias and China trade

1 minute read

* Note: this is a backdated post from an email I sent to friends, lightly edited for personal content and clarity

Specialists vs Generalists

1 minute read

* Note: this is a backdated post from an email I sent to friends, lightly edited for personal content and context

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philosophy

Tell me why

4 minute read

Conviction level in this idea: 60%

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writing

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venture

Sam Altman’s conversation with Tyler

9 minute read

Tyler Cowen recently hosted a conversation with Sam Altman, who until recently was the longtime President at Y Combinator, a well known startup accelerator. ...

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newsletter

Substack review

7 minute read

*Disclaimer: I was introduced to Substack by an employee there, who suggested I try the service. Also, I signed up for this in April 2019, so some commentary...

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ads

Notes from Button’s 2019 TAP summit

6 minute read

I had the privilege of getting an invite from James Teodorini to Button’s TAP summit 2019. Button hosted a great lineup of speakers and organised an excellen...

Ad targeting myths

4 minute read

People rightfully have privacy and other concerns in the current age of location sharing and targeting, which has been catalysed by GPS. The ability of ad ta...

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subscription

Notes from Button’s 2019 TAP summit

6 minute read

I had the privilege of getting an invite from James Teodorini to Button’s TAP summit 2019. Button hosted a great lineup of speakers and organised an excellen...

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innovation

John Chambers webinar

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career advice

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information

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marketing

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book

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powerpoint

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specialisation

Specialists vs Generalists

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* Note: this is a backdated post from an email I sent to friends, lightly edited for personal content and context

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generalisation

Specialists vs Generalists

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* Note: this is a backdated post from an email I sent to friends, lightly edited for personal content and context

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careers

Picking careers

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* Note: this is a backdated post from an email I sent to friends, lightly edited for personal content and context

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career

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depression

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goals

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personal finance

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VC

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diet

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procrastination

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life advice

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blockchain

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github

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biology

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hong kong

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narrative

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ISA

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wechat

Wechat creator talk notes

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Wechat creator Allen Zhang [1] gave a long speech early this year about the app. The chinese version can be found here, and wechat also published an english ...

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forecast

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environment

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vr

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death

Broken heart syndrome

5 minute read

“Aujourd’hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas.” The opening lines of The Stranger by Albert Camus captivated me when I first read it [1] a...

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health

Broken heart syndrome

5 minute read

“Aujourd’hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas.” The opening lines of The Stranger by Albert Camus captivated me when I first read it [1] a...

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crypto

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facebook

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sec

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securities

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instagram

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gender

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news

Query review

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A friend launched a new project recently, Query News. This is a walkthrough of what the project is and some suggestions I have.

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mental models

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mauboussin

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annie duke

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farnam street

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visualisation

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aphantasia

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IPO

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advertising

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libra

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friends

Why can’t we be friends?

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I recently organised group drinks for 12 people, a meetup for 8, and two separate dinners for 4. I like bringing people together, especially if the people th...

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social media

Why can’t we be friends?

4 minute read

I recently organised group drinks for 12 people, a meetup for 8, and two separate dinners for 4. I like bringing people together, especially if the people th...

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friendship

The benefits of friendship

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Following up on last week’s post about different types of friendship, this week I’m going over the benefits of friendship, drawing on articles I found online...

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replicability

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bubbles

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software

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envy

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cycles

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ideas

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growth

Developing a circle of competence loop

4 minute read

Benton Moss of Circle of Competence recently published a revised framework of how he thinks about developing a circle of competence. My thoughts on the docum...

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content

A thousand true fans

4 minute read

I came across Kevin Kelly’s 1,000 true fans essay recently, and thought it was relevant to what I’m trying to do now with the website and the newsletter. Hig...

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commerce

Notes from Button’s 2019 TAP summit

6 minute read

I had the privilege of getting an invite from James Teodorini to Button’s TAP summit 2019. Button hosted a great lineup of speakers and organised an excellen...

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experience

Notes from Button’s 2019 TAP summit

6 minute read

I had the privilege of getting an invite from James Teodorini to Button’s TAP summit 2019. Button hosted a great lineup of speakers and organised an excellen...

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ecommerce

Always be raising

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influencers

Always be raising

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ambition

Always be raising

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jobs

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shadowing

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strategy

KFC history in China

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premortems

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planning

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video games

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sports

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esports

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rebalancing

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probability

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behavioural finance

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google

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dating

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teams

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seed investing

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capital allocation

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suicide

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mental health

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av

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