Concentrate Like a Roman

As a software engineer, my job requires me to be able to concentrate for long periods of time and think hard about the programs and algorithms I want to implement. But, it is all too easy to get distracted when sitting in front of a computer: not only are there meetings and calls, there are also direct messages, emails and the normal distractions from the Internet: Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc....

Antifragility and Skin in the game: Timeless lessons from Nassim Taleb

There is no author whose ideas have influenced me more than Nassim Taleb’s—an options trader turned writer and philosopher—Taleb is the ultimate example of a wise man. He has spent his life learning first hand about risk-taking—on the Wall Street trading floor. Through his studies in linguistics, mathematics, history, and philosophy, he has created a coherent set of rules and mental models that we should all learn and implement in our lives if we want to live better and understand the world....