When you go to your boss asking for a hike, the default answer is “No.” But this “No” doesn’t mean “Get the hell outta here.” It’s an invitation to mak…
Abhishek Chakraborty
Facts don’t change our minds. The mind is stubborn, and no matter how strong the facts are, we undervalue evidence that contradicts our beliefs and ove…
Abhishek Chakraborty
Snap discoveries based on intuition—as dramatic as they sound—are rarities. All hunches that turn into important innovations unfold over much longer ti…
Abhishek Chakraborty
Most of us aren’t very good at what we do because we settle too early. And once we settle, we don’t switch. That’s not really a smart way to make a car…
Abhishek Chakraborty
The best deals are the ones you can walk away from. But how do you decide when to press harder, and when to walk away? Mountaineer Ed Viesturs may have…
Abhishek Chakraborty
Honesty and truthfulness are not the same thing. Being honest means not telling lies. Being truthful means actively making known all the full truth of …
Abhishek Chakraborty
Despite being absolved of all responsibility, absinthe was outlawed and remains unobtainable in many liquor stores, whereas lead, known to be poisonous…
Abhishek Chakraborty
Metalearning is the process of figuring out how to learn a particular subject based on how knowledge is structured and organised so that it can be easi…
Abhishek Chakraborty
If we were asked how we would feel if we lost our job, or all our savings, or the person we love, we would say we’ll feel devastated, and not without g…
Abhishek Chakraborty
Thought Experiments help us engage in deliberate reasoning by exploring various circumstances, and predict their implications without conducting any re…
Abhishek Chakraborty
When you have options, you don’t have to care about the average outcome—only the favourable outcomes. Because your wins far outweigh your losses. You g…
Abhishek Chakraborty
Had Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim started YouTube in 1995 instead of 2005, would it have been equally successful? Why did Charles Babbage’s …
Abhishek Chakraborty