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The Magic of Compounding

I used to think that compound interest only mattered when it came to money. But now I realize everything else in life compounds and that’s where the honey is hidden. Naval Ravikant once said; “all the benefits in life come from compound interest-money, relationships, habits–anything of importance.” It is the difference between meeting a person

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In Praise of Suffering: How I Ran My First 10 Kilometres With Zero Experience…

I had never run before. My only memory of running was trying to qualify to represent my house in primary school and never cutting through. My other memory are all the times I dodged the early morning jogging sessions in high school. I never thought of running as my thing. It’s one of those things

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So What?

My mother gave me a formula for dealing with the fear of people’s opinions and many other fears. She often told me to keep asking the question; “so what?” I invest in a business and it fails. So what? I hit on a girl and she rejects me. So what? I try out a different

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Premortem: I Wanna Know Where I Will Die So I Don’t Go There!

Charlie Munger loves to say; “I want to know where I will die so I don’t go there.” It is the idea that’s easy to know what not do than what to do. If you can know what not to eat, then you are free to eat everything else there is to eat. If you

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Prune Your Life

One of my first mentors told me that as a young man, it is best to plant as many seeds as possible. A good part of one’s twenties should be spend finding out many things about one self. Twenties is when you try to live life at the extremes. In one’s 20s, he often told

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The Two Choices I Make Everyday

Everyday, I make two choices. I must say, it’s a constant struggle. In everything I do right from the time I wake up, I am making two choices. I am choosing between the Pain of Regret and the Pain of Discipline. When I choose the Pain of Discipline, my future self thanks me. When I

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Clarity, Conviction and Courage

I was having a discussion with one of my mentors. One thing about a mentor, is that they must be the kind of person you are not worried about being vulnerable in their presence. You ask them all sorts of questions. You have no self-censoring when around them. You can tell them all about yourself.

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How Networks Enabled Humans To Rule…

Human beings are special, they are superior. Life has accorded us other advantages that have enabled us to outlast all the other species despite our many weaknesses. If it was purely about weaknesses, human beings would not have survived this long. We are some of the physically weakest species. We are some of the tinniest.

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Memories Are Over-Rated!

The past is over-rated, past achievements are over-rated. Many people get locked in their past and almost never move on. Some people travel and then waste the whole experience taking photos. I used to be one of those people. Not anymore. I have no time for travel selfies. 90% of my experiences have not been

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Let Me Be Wrong In the Short-Term, But I Must Be Right in the Long-term

Someone shared a 2007 Forbes Cover and the title was; “Nokia: One Billion Customers-Can Anyone Catch the Cellphone King?” Goodness, it’s just a decade later and where is Nokia? I had to pause in my tracks and I realised that a lot has changed in a decade. Nokia is not the leader anymore, in fact,

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