2019 – A Recap

And i get the year end ritual going as i have been doing for almost past 10 years. It was a terrible year in terms of losing loved ones. 2 in the family and 2 very close friends. It wasnt an easy year. Most of the time was spent watching my daughter grow up. That…

How to Train Your Brain to Think in New Ways

You can train your brain to think better. One of the best ways to do this is to expand the set of mental models you use to think. Let me explain what I mean by sharing a story about a world-class thinker. I first discovered what a mental model was and how useful the right…

The Most Crucial Thinking Skill – Inversion

The ancient Stoic philosophers like Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus regularly conducted an exercise known as a premeditatio malorum, which translates to a “premeditation of evils.” The goal of this exercise was to envision the negative things that could happen in life. For example, the Stoics would imagine what it would be like to lose…