ThoughtsTREams

Currently I see there are two functions of writing: Writing to think Writing to communicate Below are things I write to understand. Once I did, I will rewrite and publish them to the blog, where I write to communicate. I do want to publish more evergreen notes, and the only way to have more work…

What’s the value of management consulting?

https://elischragenheim.com/2016/07/01/from-a-toc-perspective-paying-tribute-to-a-great-pragmatic-thinker/ In a public speech he gave in 1971 he warned: “The wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a…

Trust Your Judgement

That op-ed from Yuval Harari the other day: the world after coronavirus. Apparently it wasn’t just me who thought it’s a bunch of nothing. https://twitter.com/ne0liberal/status/1248570850258935809 Is this just people trying to signal being more “woke” than Yuval? Or it is genuinely trash? https://twitter.com/TheAnnaGat/status/1248568134983958529 https://twitter.com/TheAnnaGat/status/1248569240074018817 What I took from this is…. speak up. share your thoughts.…

Is there a way to learn non-linearly?

if we can only think linearly (where it’s natural to do cause-effect deduction, reductionism), then it feels learning is an even more restricted / bottlenecked activity in this pandemic it became more apparent how bad we are at wrapping our heads around / making sense of complex adaptive systems like the world. we can’t easily…

The unknowns

People so sure of their own shit giving shit to other people who are also just holding onto their own shit when actually no one has a fucking clue whats gonna happen. we are so sure of things but really no one knows what we don’t see what we don’t know When you grow up…

Sok Tau

lucu jg sih karena hampir semua org pingin tau kira2 ke depannya bakal gimana, strategi apa yg mesti diambil, supaya bisa siap2, curi start, etc. tp saat yg bersamaan semua org sotoy merasa tau dan yakin yg ngebully setiap opini inget: itu opini. nggak ada yg tau semua “ahli” juga cuma bisa menerka mereka dan…

I don’t get the economy

April 6th – 10th 2020 this is an insanely naive view from someone who is still clueless about the economy despite having tried to understand it better by reading intermittently and cursorily about it for 3 years… but I’m a slow learner so stay with me while I think through this trying to make sense…

Why getting ideas out of your head is hard, and how to make it easier

Note: I think all these mostly applies to non-fiction, long-form, semi technical writing. To-do: put more concrete examples to make this piece less abstract as a whole. internal landfill different people work differently. Cal Fussman doesn’t need to break down his writing process into concepts https://www.writingroutines.com/cal-fussman/ Getting ideas out of your head is hard There…

Doing Hard Things Easily

this is a loosely edited brain dump. less clean, tight, and structured than my usual threshold of self-acceptance for publishing things, but I’m trying not to overthink this and just get it out there. hoping to revisit this 1) when I feel overwhelmed to regain perspective and 2) to clean it up for public consumption.…