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Base Hits > Homeruns

After talking to a number of PhD students, I’ve come to conclude two things. First, that many (especially in “genius disciplines” like maths or physics) are motivated by the goal of being the smartest human who ever lived—“the next Einstein”, … Continue reading

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You may have heard that attitude is everything. Perhaps. How you view the world will definitely affect what you do. But that’s just it: it is what you do that is important, not how you feel or how you present … Continue reading

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Airplane passenger: It was the worst day of my life! First, we had to wait for twenty minutes! before they would let us board. And then, we had to sit on the runway for forty minutes! before they would let us take off!  Louis CK: Oh, really? … Continue reading

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The dairy man had a Ph. D. in mathematics, and he must have had some training in philosophy. He liked what he was doing and he didn’t want to be somewhere else — one of the very few contented people … Continue reading

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I Nudge Myself

Many years ago, I was being driven to the airport and observed something stupid about myself. Then I used science (kind of). I remember this so clearly because it has symbolised other challenges since then. I had a bag of … Continue reading

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During the course of his transition from government official to entrepreneur, Kulkarni says he has learned several lessons. The biggest mistake he made initially was that he “recruited very talented people from top educational institutions in India,” he says. Though … Continue reading

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