Financial ecology without its predators

The recent short squeeze endangered the hedge fund industry. Many of us are quite happy with the result. After all, they chased Tesla too strong. And we do not really like that particular branch of the financial sector. I argue that the situation is dangerous and we should not be happy about it… More ecological …

Why I vaccinated

How should we treat medical risks? Whom can we trust to help us? Why should our medical history be secret? Is big pharma evil? Is Dr. Google any less knowledgeable than your personal doctor? I voice my thoughts about this and more below. Personal risks I vaccinated against COVID19. My second vaccination date was Feb …

Seven Foods That Boost Brain Power

What is the best food for your brain? Can you each tasty food without feeling guilty about it? Usually, I approach the subject as a balanced diet. I even have a section about it in my course. Yet my focus is on productivity rather than a diet. So I asked a fellow blogger Shristi Patni, …

Your most important project is your marriage

Marriage is one of the most important projects in our lives, yet most people are clueless about it. What is the most effective role for each spouse? What are the most important aspects of marriage? Can we use science for planning a marriage? Is the modern approach better than more traditional marriages? Maybe it is …

Color discrimination

Some women can distinguish four colors. They are called tetrachromats. What does it feel like to see colors others do not see? How can we make our world richer? Some more stuff here and here. Average human The visible light spectrum ranges from about 380 to 740 nanometers. Spectral colors (colors that are produced by …

Working and fighting for your future self

Career and personal growth are a sort of fight we should take, no matter how hard and what are the odds. Like everything goes in war and love. Yet, our future self is the least likely person to mobilize all of our energies. Why? What we can do to overcome this? Humble beginnings Like most …

How Technology Is Shaping Education

In the year 2020, education changed faster than ever before. It was not an evolution, but a revolution. This infographic guest post shows just some of the areas that changed. The list presented below is pretty impressive. The elegant and understated presentation makes you think about massive changes that failed to make it into the …

Using brands and logos for visualization

In some of my courses, I suggest using brands and logos for the visualization of complex ideas. I kind of assume that this is straightforward… What if it isn’t? Here I provide more guidelines and ideas… Avoid abstractions Our language is full of abstractions. When we visualize, we should really avoid abstractions, because how do …

The secrets behind your signature

We sign documents without even thinking about the meaning of our signature. Moreover, we select and design our signature at a very young age and then often use it for as long as we live. Without thinking too deeply about it. As an exercise in creativity and critical thinking, sometimes when I see something obvious, …

Conceptualized self: Are we perfect the way we are?

We are perfect the way we are. This is a mantra I hear and read very often, yet I fail to implement it in my way of thinking. Where is the catch? Why is it so easy to feel imperfect? Can we become perfect again, and if so, how? I feel flawed I am flawed. …