Second Order Discovery

Introduction Second order thinking is hard.  It's not a natural way of thinking. First order thinking refers to the most simplistic method of analysis.  You can think of it as a form of thinking that most people engage in.  As most people have the same thoughts, which are automatic and go without any questioning, they… Continue reading Second Order Discovery

Keep Writing

Over time I've found that writing thoughts down really allows you to flesh things out and follow things through to their logical conclusion. I suppose this blog itself is a form of catharsis and mental experimentation.  It can sometimes be upsetting looking back at blog posts and realising that certain topics have been touched upon… Continue reading Keep Writing

Be Patient!! (??)

"Do you think I'm patient?", I asked my girlfriend.  She looked at me, smirked and looked away.  I could tell that she was trying to hold back a laugh. For most of my childhood and adolescence I was under the impression that I was impatient.  I suppose I had most of the characteristics of being… Continue reading Be Patient!! (??)

Life Isn’t Fair, But If You Don’t Get This Simple Point You’ll Always Be A Sucker

Life is very unfair.  As much as we all wish that the success we enjoy in life is a direct consequence of our well thought out actions and intentions, it probably isn't.  If you were born poor in rural Bangladesh, could you still confidently say that your quality of life would be as good as… Continue reading Life Isn’t Fair, But If You Don’t Get This Simple Point You’ll Always Be A Sucker

Baby Boomers Vs Millennials!! (They’re both wrong….)

I have seen this conversation played out many times.  Both in the press and in real life. The Baby Boomer generation often accuse the younger generations of being lazy, flippant with their money and devoid of the grit that is needed to succeed in life. The Baby Boomers often argue that leading a happy, financially… Continue reading Baby Boomers Vs Millennials!! (They’re both wrong….)

“Disruption” Is For Fools

Every week there seems to be a news story on how an app has been developed to "disrupt" the healthcare industry.  I despise what this term has come to mean and as soon as I hear someone say it, I know I'm speaking with a fool. "The Uber of Healthcare!" "The Amazon of prescription drugs!"… Continue reading “Disruption” Is For Fools

Your Perception Of Money Is Why You’re Poor

 A Quick Anecdote About Getting Into Shape When I was a Junior Doctor, I would often say bye to the receptionists and admin team on my way out for the day.  They're usually sat near the exit of any given ward or clinic, so it would be awkward to not at least nod and smile. … Continue reading Your Perception Of Money Is Why You’re Poor