In school or university, most people are average (by definition) and most people want to be like each other. Interestingly enough most people who go out and accomplish big things aren't necessarily below average, average or even above average when compared to other people in a traditional setting. The difference is that these people don't… Continue reading The Same Kind Of Average
A few milliseconds is what sets a winner apart from a loser in a race. All that training comes down to a fraction of a second When you look at a linear graph, are you looking at a straight line, or are you looking at an exponential curve really close up? Is the red line… Continue reading Be 3% Better
Few people know that Sir Isaac Newton, along with being one of the best scientific minds the world has ever seen, was also an alchemist. On the one hand he created the theory of gravity and on the other hand he was trying to turn lead into gold. It may seem absurd to us now,… Continue reading Always Go For Gold!
A heuristic; Anyone that has written "All views are my own", on their Twitter account or blog (or anywhere for that matter) has nothing original to say. If they've put this as a headline on their account then by definition it means that they are worried what other people think - usually because that person… Continue reading “All Views Are My Own” (Yeah, Right!)
Entrepreneurs solve problems the thinking goes. What's not often talked about though is that solving a big problem often entails having to fix a bunch of smaller "meta problems". If you ask people what Uber does, most would say it's an app to order a taxi. Sure it is, but Uber also solves a bunch… Continue reading Meta Problems
There's something unique about the business of medicine. In a traditional business such as a burger joint, if you have more customers and sell more burgers, then the restaurant owner will make more money. But in medicine, the more patients a clinic sees and the more patients a hospital serves, the less money they often… Continue reading The Business Of Medicine
It is said that when Archimedes jumped in to have a bath, he realised that the volume of water that was displaced was equal to the part of his body that he submerged. When he had this insight Archimedes jumped out of the bath screaming "Eureka! Eureka!". In my experience, this is the complete opposite… Continue reading Eureka!