How to Die: An Ancient Guide to the End of Life

Only when you know how to die will you understand how to live.  Too bad I can’t understand the original Latin texts included in this book, but I would imagine it to be as enlightening as the English translation (or should it be the other way round?). 

康熙大帝

如果你是那种看历史书就想睡觉的人,不妨拿这本书瞅一眼。虽然写法不伦不类(好比让周星驰重新编出来的“红楼梦”),但娱乐性高,容易读。只是部分内容有说教的嫌疑,加上说教的部分有时前后矛盾,所描述的历史事件在时间线上也不对办。若想认真对待这本书,则难免有点失望。

Blue Ocean Strategy

Hindsight is 20/20. The problem with books of this nature is that they often appear to be cherry-picking data to fit the narrative. So, do  you want the blue pill or the red pill?

Curiosity

I did a tear-down of an old, non-functional laptop and retrieved these parts. My son saw what I was doing and was curious to watch but my wife told him to study for his PSLE. Way to kill curiosity!

Hmmmm…

After a long layoff (been busy listening to Dan Carlin’s superb “Hardcore History“), I came back and listened to the “How I Built This” podcast again. This show has an impressive line-up of interview subjects (probably thanks to the NPR branding), but the line of questioning by Guy Raz is riddled with many softball questions.… Read More »