Don’t Trust the Odds (Ratio)

The odds are that most people don’t understand the odds ratio (and other metrics related to telling the odds). Let’s look at some common metrics and what they mean.

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[Book Review] The Art of Gathering

Review of the book “The Art of Gathering” – how to become better hosts at gatherings of all kinds, from birthday parties to home dinners to professional meetings.

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[Book Review] The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

Book review of the memoir of Robert Iger, former top executive of Disney and named as the 2019 businessperson of the year by Time magazine.

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[Book Review] Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World

A review and takeaways of the book “Humble Pi” – a 5-star book that teaches mathematical thinking in stand-up comedy style.

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Are reciprocal ratings the cure or the curse?

A Uber passenger can rate the driver and vice versa. An Airbnb guest can rate the host and vice versa. Reciprocal ratings are commonplace today – what are the pros and cons? Let’s do some thought experiments.

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Live Deliberately, Not Conditionally: On Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem – seize the day while it lasts. Motivation for the new year of 2020 ahead.

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“I am a crazy idiot, and I am cool with that.” Kudos to (healthy doses of) self-deprecating humor

Admit and embrace two things about ourselves: 1/ We are idiots, 2/ We are crazy => and life suddenly becomes infinitely easier. Humor guaranteed, along with a (healthy dose of) self-deprecation.

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Choose or risk forever surrendering your peace – Why Having Your Own Philosophy Matters

A counter-argument against “philosophy is dead”: why it matters to choose a philosophy of life for ourselves

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The World ALWAYS Makes Sense

When was the last time you heard someone say “xxxx doesn’t make sense”? Good news: the world *always* makes sense. Not-so-good news: does not mean we always make perfect sense of the world.

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Secret to Longevity: Make Frequent “Quantum Jumps” to New Reality-Matrices

Reality is messed up. And this post is intended to mess with reality.

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