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
A private decision is something that affects only you. A public decision, on the other hand, affects others as well—who don’t take part in the decision…
Abhishek Chakraborty
Our thoughts and decisions have a set of taken-for-granted assumptions behind them. These are the Invisible Rules that guide us. Unless we uncover them…
Abhishek Chakraborty
Most of us aren’t willing to fail. We may understand intellectually that we’ll fail once in a while if we are trying something new, but most of us aren…
Abhishek Chakraborty
The future is uncertain. No matter what we think or believe, we have no control over it. Uncertainty will be a factor in everything we undertake. It ma…
Abhishek Chakraborty
We tend to give experts infallible statuses. We take their ideas at face value without ever challenging them. On the other hand, we dismiss ideas from …
Abhishek Chakraborty