Book Review: Ian Leslie’s Curious—The Desire To Know and Why Your Future Depends on It

Everyone is born curious. But only a proportion of the human population retains the habits of exploring, learning, and discovering as they grow older. So why are so many of us allowing our curiosity to wane, when there is evidence that those who are curious tend to be more creative, more intelligent, and more successful? … Continue reading Book Review: Ian Leslie’s Curious—The Desire To Know and Why Your Future Depends on It

Calico: Larry Page’s Venture to Extend Human Life

TIME has a big feature titled “Google vs. Death” on Google’s CEO Larry Page and his quest to extend the human life with a new company he’s launching called Calico. At the moment Google is preparing an especially uncertain and distant shot. It is planning to launch Calico, a new company that will focus on health … Continue reading Calico: Larry Page’s Venture to Extend Human Life

Russian Transporter Planes and FedEx: How Apple Ships its iPhones

Apple unveiled two new iPhones this week: iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S. While the specs of the phones are somewhat interesting, I think this piece in Bloomberg on how Apple is set to deliver the devices on launch date is even more so: The process starts in China, where pallets of iPhones are moved … Continue reading Russian Transporter Planes and FedEx: How Apple Ships its iPhones

Cal Newport on Building a Remarkable Career

Last weekend, I attended the World Domination Summit. It’s a brilliant “un-conference” but together by Chris Guillebeau, whose blog and adventures I’ve been following for many years. One of the speakers at the conference was Cal Newport, who I’ve been following since my time at Georgia Tech. Cal has finished his PhD (and post-doc) studies … Continue reading Cal Newport on Building a Remarkable Career