Liar’s Poker — Lessons From The 80s Wall Street

I just finished reading Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis. It’s a great book, well worth reading just for entertainment. But it also offers valuable insights into the behavior of organizations and people. Here’s a few of them: Investors (and people in general) would rather fail in groups than succeed as individuals. This translates into huge… Read more Liar’s Poker — Lessons From The 80s Wall Street

Who > What

When people consider their career choices, they usually ask themselves questions starting with ‘What’. What industry seems most promising? What company should I apply to? What will my salary be? But few seem to ask themselves what I believe is a much more important question, namely the one starting with ‘Who’. Who do I want… Read more Who > What

3 Heuristics For Dealing With Your Fellow Humans

Heuristics can be extremely powerful when applied correctly. They simplify our lives, and allow us to make decisions with incomplete information. Here are three heuristics for human interaction that I’ve found useful. 1. Assume positive intent Credit: Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo My father was an absolutely wonderful human being. From him I learned to… Read more 3 Heuristics For Dealing With Your Fellow Humans