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?). 



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?


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!


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 »