Sitting across from me is a senior executive that I’ve known for a number of years. He sits with an arm over the chair next to him and talks about the challenges with the ongoing consolidation in his company. …
With considerable effort, pain and money, you will become marginally good at a language that you (and your child) will hate.
The need to be competent in multiple languages is less relevant today than ever before. If your career choice or personal interest involves another language, then you will likely…
If you try to get free boxes from a shop in Singapore, they will generally refuse to provide empty cardboard boxes to you. This may seem strange to people from countries where its common to get free boxes from shops.
There are three reasons for this depending on the kind…
My coffee cup and inbox are full.
The day begins.
I churn text.
Reply. Forward. Archive. Delete.
Each reply encourages another.
I find pace. I flow.
Yet, my box isn’t empty. Never empty.
Anxiety fades. The haze clears.
I’m exhausted yet content. So many today!
Then the meetings.
Important and draining.
The meetings, meetings and the meetings.
The day ends.
I could stop. I should stop.
I check. Again, it’s full.
Just a few. I could start.
For a better tomorrow, I could give of today.
And, tomorrow I’ll start again.
I’ve wanted to work on a project to compile a daily representative update of all the world’s news. This update would include a single article from a single publication in each of the world’s 195 countries. This post details my thinking about such a project. What it might cost and…
Breaking up tech is a quick way to appear strong to the public while accomplishing little and making things worse for the average person. Instead, tech companies need to be regulated, forced to provide mobility and universal access to services like messaging, identity, authoring, ownership and storage. …
Since I’m not forcing you to read this article, I’ll argue that I’m not breaking this promise. Early on I realized that I didn’t like being lectured by other parents. It was often done in a talk-don’t-listen manner which was frustrating. Ever since, I’ve been reluctant to give other parents…
Looking at both options, neither looks especially good. And the issue isn’t actually the countries, it’s the underlying assumption that some country or set of countries has to dominate the world. I’d hope that in the future we have a more enlightened view and way.
In my answer, I wrote…
I’m comfortable with our democracy ranking (for what little value such rankings hold) and that we are steadily moving up year by year.
Questions around democracy in Singapore often make reference to the index published by Country analysis EIU also on Wikipedia - Democracy Index.
Singapore is ranked in the…
The features for a screen should be obvious on the screen. I shouldn’t need to go through so many menus and sub lists. If I’m dumb, I won’t understand why I can’t see the feature I want to use.
Most apps, services, equipment assumes a level of understanding that the…