Every time I learn something new,
it pushes some old stuff out of my brain

Homer Simpson

God in the machine


Are you anxious about what the future holds and the rate at which technology, especially Artificial Intelligence, is advancing? What happens when we’re no longer the most intelligent beings on the planet?

Everything is accumulative: building good habits to move beyond willpower


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle This post is an exploration of positive and negative accumulation — that is, the effect of doing something (however small or seemingly irrelevant) regularly to the point that its effects compound over time. For me, this often revolves around learning a skill, but I think it’s equally relevant for lifestyle...

The Privileged Few


Looking around my pleasant apartment in Salisbury I notice a tasteful array of softly-hued furniture around me, wooden floors, a Persian rug and a gentle warm light by which I can write. Although I’m in the centre of town, the double glazing keeps the noise out — as well as the recent autumnal chill. I read recently that the richest 85 people in the world own as much as the poorest 3.5 billion...

The Art of Continual Self Development


I sat in a camping chair within the base of a wide valley in North America – the towering dark shape of austere, snow capped mountains just a fringe to the infinitely vast ocean of stars above. The warmth of the campfire playfully singed my legs, the cool of a clear, open night sky gently resting on my face as I stared upwards. In that moment, facing a sea of stars, the question echoed into...

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