China & Our Media
Predictive Markets & Opinions
Deep Thinking about Dating
Long-term, deep thinking improves short-term decision-making.
Reflections from 1996
"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere."- Carl Sagan
Kids & Books.
"Books are a uniquely portable magic.” -Stephen King
Democracy is more than the minimalist's free and fair elections; it is the quest for self-determination in the context of the times and the country's culture in transition.
beyond the hype
Every morning we have two choices: to continue to sleep with our dreams or wake up and chase them.
The ultimate privilege in life is to be who we truly are.
How Does Change Happen?
“Genius can only breathe freely in an atmosphere of freedom.” John Stuart Mills
Vice Media's Fall.
It is common sense to realize that economic life is a process of incessant internal change.
dare to know
Dare to Know
We must push ourselves because no one else will do it for us.
A good woman is not easy to find nowadays. You have to steal her from a careless man who doesn’t value what he has. – Unknown
Strategy clarity is about making choices and trade-offs with an eye on the future.
The fact that Ukraine finds itself fighting for its survival geographically sandwiched between two nuclear giants in a geopolitical turf war should come as no surprise.
Worldviews are powerful because they create the lens through which we see the world.
People with good intentions make promises. But people with good character keep them.
“We must fall in love with our passions, not our distractions.”
We must dare to visualize a world in which our most treasured dreams have come true.
Words matter. And the words that matter most are the ones we say to ourselves.
beyond the hype
Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince people that what you've made is worth buying.
"Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble." Yehuda Berg
Everyone is heading somewhere in life, but only a few people are heading somewhere on purpose.
Gratitude is when a memory is stored in your heart and not in your head.
The Devil Does Not Bargain.
Our eyes can only see what our minds are prepared to comprehend.
"Most people don't get to where they're going, not from a lack of skills or talent. It's a lack of kind of ability to keep going when it gets hard." -Bear Grylls
Intentions + Actions = Magic.
There are not a lot of straight lines in life. Instead, life is filled with rhythms-day and night, hot and cold, summer and winter, up and down.
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