investing in moments

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Noise is everywhere👂🏾

With access to the internet, there’s information, opinions, & entertainment of all kinds available in seconds.

I’m on my computer for a good chunk…


I love moving fast, thinking fast (and slow at times— as this book taught me to) & executing fast.

My music taste happens to be similar to that lifestyle. For years, I’ve only listened to fast music. Anything upbeat, loud, that builds momentum.

I don’t like to listen to music while I work to avoid it becoming a habit (can only work when music is playing) and because I find it distracting.

However, as I’ve been introduced to the podcast world, I’ve begun choosing them over songs during activities which require minimal attention (e.g. cleaning room, commute).

Now, I only…


Today I had the best morning ever, and it set me up for a stellar day.

But it took me a really long time to get here.

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Structurally unstructured systems & routines are what I’ve noticed to love most in 2020.

The price of rigid structure & discipline is spontaneity and exploration, which I want to be careful to not neglect.

However, my nature to fall into rabbit holes fast & to leave 2-minute conversations with a bunch of loosely related ideas curious to delve into (I got 4 new ideas to write articles about while writing this one already)…


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Have you ever heard the saying,

“It’s easy to win the battles, & still lose the war?”

I have.

But how do I/you/anyone win the war — our war? I hypothesize that it’s through — compounding.

For ages, I assumed reaching big, audacious goals could be best done by taking large, intense leaps of self-improvement in the shortest amount of time.

Most of the people around me have too — but often they claim to end up in frustration, self-doubt, or the term I’ve heard way too many times during the pandemic, “burnout.”

I’ve never once faced ‘burnout’ and in…


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Why is climate change ❌ It results in

Floods

From a physics perspective, when water freezes, it expands.

So how does glaciers melting cause flooding?

Most of the glaciers that we’re scared of are not in the water, they’re on land.

We’re scared of these glaciers & the big mountains that have a ton of snow on them melting & then going into the oceans & seas, rising the levels of these water bodies 👉🏾 causing flooding.

Extreme Weather Conditions

  1. Droughts
  2. Extreme snow flurries
  3. Hurricanes

Growing Crops Becomes Harder

Because of the weather change, growing crops becomes less predictable & the conditions don’t allow us to create crops…


Spoke about the future of our interface evolution @ WEEXPO India (India’s largest education conference) — if you want to really grasp the vision I’d rec watching this first, then reading the article👇🏾

We Are Lucky

What has pandemic life been like for you? I’m curious to know how the experience varies for different people & began researching about that this past weekend.

And somewhere down that internet rabbit hole I began looking into past pandemics and what pandemic life was like for the humans back then.

Back in 1918 during the Spanish Flu, not only were there no effective vaccines or…


No one knows what the world will look like in 2050 — we just know that it will be very different. Is there a way to prepare?

If somebody describes the world of the mid-21st century to you and it doesn’t sound like science fiction, it is certainly false.

We cannot be sure of the specifics; change itself is the only certainty.

Let’s take a trip to the future/tomorrow

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1. Sustainability of the Liberal Democratic System

Philosophical ideas adopted from the 18th century such as the concept of free will, continue to be foundational parts of our economic & political systems. Liberal motto examples✌

  • Customer is always right
  • Voter knows best
  • Beauty is in…


Whipping out a whiteboard & breaking a problem down using a series of branches & whys. Grabbing my computer every few minutes to research until the lightbulb goes off. My first idea: usually a bad one. Iterating, pivoting until it isn’t, builds the momentum I seek.

Problem Solving

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But personal problems can be solved leisurely. I can tend to them with the support I want, at my own pace & will. But I experienced my very first hackathon just last month. And let me tell you that’s a different kind of problem solving.

TL;DR: Team of people you don’t know…


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We take many of our daily privileges for granted.

Food on our tables, roof over our heads, water to drink, family to spend time with, and so on.

But what if your own body failed you?

What if those two legs of yours refused to hold you up? To take you from place A to B? What if they were your barriers opposed to anything external? They refused to let you go to the bathroom, take a shower, go for a walk, all without support. Your own body trapping your own self.

Mobility is a privilege.

A privilege that 1…


A few nights ago I had a conversation with Ahmed Elsamadisi, founder & CEO of Narrator.ai, where myths about the data analytics field + entrepreneurship were busted & insights were shared. He gave me the hard facts & I really appreciated his honesty while answering the Q’s thrown out to pick his brain. Thank you Ahmed:)

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Background Context on Ahmed & Narrator.ai

  • Narrator.ai website
  • Tech Crunch: “Y Combinator-backed Narrator wants to become the operating system for data science”
  • Interview: “How to Answer Data Questions Without Being Miserable”
  • Reddit Thread: “Narrator.ai: a new standard for modelling” (new way to ask & answer questions — why take weeks…

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