Failure Is Overrated

In artificial exams there is only one way to succeed and one way to fail.  You succeed by giving the pre-determined correct answer and you fail by not being able to give enough of these answers. If you fail, all you have to do in artificial exams is learn more of the correct answers and… Continue reading Failure Is Overrated

Sometimes To Make A Difference You Just Need To Ask “Are You OK?”

A friend once told me a story about a flight she was on. She works as part of the cabin crew for an airline. There was a guy she saw on the plane who was acting strange. Sweating, slightly pale, looking blankly into the seat in front of him. It didn't seem that he was… Continue reading Sometimes To Make A Difference You Just Need To Ask “Are You OK?”

Avoid The Tourist Trap

A great meal in Paris... One of the best things about spending a week in Paris is getting to experience some really great food. A simple way of knowing if a place is worth visiting is by simply walking inside and listening carefully to the customers. Are they speaking French? If they are, then you'll… Continue reading Avoid The Tourist Trap

Metrics Of Life

In the startup scene there's a saying: "You build what you measure". If for example your startup is measuring number of new registrations, then you'll end up building and iterating in a way that makes that metric go up.  However, if you stop measuring this metric and concentrate on something else, you may find that… Continue reading Metrics Of Life

She’s Got My Back

I think I was in fourth year of medical school.  I went to medical school in Prague, Czech Republic.  And yeah, yeah it was an amazing experience and everything, but generally speaking the Czech people aren't particularly "nice" people in my experience*. I remember once we were in the University Hospital.  Me, my girlfriend and… Continue reading She’s Got My Back