Random Thoughts

I use my blog for the "thinking of this" or "saw that" type of random thoughts…

This page is more for aggregate info or conclusions and what not


  • Live the Dream
  • Things that make sense
  • Beyond Scientific
  • Things I believe
    • Choose Happiness
    • Things happen for a reason
    • Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. -Calvin Coolidge


I think it's a very important topic to understand how the in

  • Very good talk that illustrates in a very persuasive way MANY of the international concepts that I feel my fellow Americans are not very knowledgeable on
    • Summed up:
      • The US (and western countries) are not so far ahead of the world in health and other issues as the general conception is.
      • The US is not necessarily a golden land of milk and honey (as seems to be the popular opinion in Asia)
      • The portrayal of wealth worldwide as 2 groups: haves and have-nots or wealthy and poor, seems to be an emotional play, and not backed up by statistics
        • Saying "the gap between rich and poor is growing" is an almost indisputable myth these days
  • International Currency Markets
    • A topic I find fascinating

(non-software) Books that have changed / influenced how I think about life and the world we live in

  • The Cluetrain Manifesto
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • Double Your Dating
  • Blink
  • The Tipping Point

My Fave Intellectual sites

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