The Profitable Pursuit of Ignorance

Acknowledgement and knowledge of ignorance was perhaps the single most influential factor that lead to the advancement of human achievement in the last 1000 years. I got interested in the history of humankind when Bill Gates talked about it on his website about a year ago and I took a course on ‘A Brief History…

Antifragile – The Power of Stressors

What’s common between the viral fever of my toddler son, fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, working-out at gym and start-up companies? They all are ‘Antifragile’. Nicholas Taleb coined this term in his classical work – Antifragile – Things that Gain from Disorder. Here is the simplest way to understand the concept: Porcelain cup can…

Certainties of Life – Death, Taxes and Traffic Jams

Apart from death and taxes, the one thing that is certain in life is ‘traffic jams’. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been late to my meetings and appointments mainly due to traffic jams. Yes there is an element of bad time management, but the fact remains that bad traffic is something that…