my top 10 podcasts

Podcasts have become a key channel in my information intake process. They are a perfect way to consume information while working out, driving, and even when trying to fall sleep. I keep two lists, one of podcasts that I subscribe to (and for the most part listen to every episode), and another with podcasts I […]

my tech setup. Creating focus by giving specific purpose to devices

By segregating my devices’ duties I am able to focus on the task at hand, and use the best tools for the right job. As a tech enthusiast, I have always tended to have more devices than I need. However, as I become more deliberate on what I engage in order to narrow and increase […]

what are smart creatives? Book review: How Google works

 – Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg –  How Google works is an inside view of Google’s key practices on talent (from interview to retention), collaboration and decision making. In general, a good read with quotable anecdotes used to illustrate the key points. For me, most of the content was not groundbreaking or eye-opening. However, the […]

planning and metrics vs presence

I was once running through Rome, looking forward to see Saint Peter’s square for the first time. I had drafted my route carefully the night before, woke up early to avoid crowds, and made sure I had the gadgets perfectly configured to guide me. Being my first time in the city, I had my eyes glued to the […]

apple watch – 6 months after

neither a groundbreaking device or a life changing experience, the apple watch is nonetheless a useful piece of technology that does not cost more than the average mid range traditional watch Back in the summer of 2015, I was looking for a new dress watch to wear as a daily driver. I had been using the fenix […]

book review: relentless forward progress

 a guide to running ultramarathons  – Byron Powell – An absolute bargain, this book is and a no brainer for anyone preparing for a long race (even a marathon). Not only a lot of critical information is covered, but is presented in a simple, pragmatic, crisp way that is easy to read and reference. Byron […]

what is the difference between AlphaGo’s success at Go and computer’s dominance in chess?

Go is a game quadrillions of orders of magnitude more complex than chess, and AlphaGo mastered it using learning techniques closer to the way that human brains work instead of raw computational power  AlphaGo’s win over Lee Sedol, a world class Go player, is a major milestone in Computer Science. It would be easy to compare this to […]