Mind over Matter

"How to think clearly and effectively? What are the role of mental models in making sense of our complex surroundings? Why are some people able to do things effortlessly while others struggle?"

These are some of the questions that I often ask myself. And I am endlessly fascinated by the human mind, the way it works, it's potential, and all the troubles it leads us to. Please join me in the journey to explore the gift we all have.

Articles

Finding Passion

One would think that Jeff Bezos’s passion has always been Amazon and online retail, but turns out his passions areRockets, space travel and propulsion.

In mind over matter, Jul 11, 2018

Deliberate Practice

I read the book Outliers several years ago, and as far as I can remember, I was very impressed with the book. Then I started hearing complaints about the book: that the ten thousand h...

In mind over matter, May 28, 2018

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

I recently finished this book (should have read it long back!) and I must say, what a great read about a great and a curious mind!

In mind over matter, Jan 04, 2018

New Year's resolutions

2018 is actually here (and that’s bad because it looks like time is crunching through years faster than I would like). And that also means it is time to set new year’s resolutions.

In mind over matter, Jan 01, 2018

Procrastination Filter

Have you ever noticed drowning into a sea of articles that you opened via Hacker News? Did you end up buying those nine little things from Amazon of which you don’t use any? If you t...

In mind over matter, Oct 14, 2015

Life as an MDP

On one particular day when I was working towards a deadline, I ended up doing two things effectively - bunch of simulations on Markov Decision Processes and a debate with my friend ab...

In mind over matter, Jul 31, 2012

Failure and the Future

Failures can be debilitating. You got badly injured while skiing and now you do not want to skii again. Your past venture into a startup was a failure and you are scared of starting a...

In mind over matter, Jul 27, 2012

The road to wisdom

Piet Hein, a Danish polymath, who is famous for his short poems (also known as gruks or grooks) puts it tersely:

In mind over matter, Jun 22, 2012