It is always so easy to forget that time is passing quicker than we realise. I checked back on my last post - February 2018. Wuuut? Where have I been, and where am I going? This past year has been a year of great change for me: Left the finance sector Enrolled in a bootcamp, … Continue reading Seasons of Change
Four weeks have passed since I completed General Assembly's Data Science Immersive. While I am now on the lookout for job opportunities, the seasonality of the year dictates that I do a review for 2017. I am very much a private individual and like to keep my cards close, so I have decided not to publish … Continue reading What Now?
If you have not watched Ghost in the Shell, go do it, even if you are not an anime fan. The movie is heavy on tech, in a futuristic world where human-computer interfaces are commonplace, and makes you wonder if we are heading towards a similar world (just look at what Elon Musk is doing … Continue reading Memories are fragile, easily lost, easily altered
Traditional thinking suggests that once past our puberty years, we tend to settle down into a more stable, mature personality that persists all the way till our twilight years. Yet this study from Psychology and Aging suggests that contrary to what we think, our personalities in childhood can be very different from what it will … Continue reading Can humans change personalities as they grow older?
I read an excellent post from the Art of Manliness here, from which I note the following observations: Notions of success are personal. "Thoreau wasn’t ambitious for the traditional status markers held up by society, he was ambitious for something else: life. Life at its very essence. Life in its fullest form." How many of … Continue reading The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation
It is no secret that the fund management industry has been under siege of late. Flip any newspaper that covers the financial services industry and you will see how active managers are finding it harder to justify their management fees, while fending off criticism on their inability to produce returns in excess of the benchmark. … Continue reading Job Security? Whose World Do You Live In?
We are now 1/6 of the way into 2017 already and time really passes so quickly. From my reservist at the start of the year, which then flowed into Chinese New Year and a February marked by my transition into a new function within my corporate job, it has been quite easy to lose track … Continue reading Two Months into 2017
“Imagine you woke up tomorrow morning in a brand new world, identical to earth, but you knew no one. You still have all the experience and knowledge you currently have, your food and shelter is taken care of, but all you have is a laptop and $500 dollars. What would you do in the next … Continue reading Hypothetical Question
Our thoughts shape us. Who we are today is a reflection of the thoughts and beliefs we have held in our heads for the longest time. I was just thinking about my own thought systems and beliefs this morning. Over the past year I have read numerous blogs of digital nomads, people who have been … Continue reading Beliefs