I have been trying to understand how certain nation-states are "more successful" than others. You can compare and contrast the West and South East Asian nations (as one cohort) with other "developing economies" of the world (the other cohort). This blog post (long-form) is a mix of generic and factual statements (and I am trying … Continue reading Deconstructing success
Are you lucky to get these kind of emails to apply for a research position you recently advertised? John Carmack on Twitter: People like the idea of hard and fast rules, but putting +/-infinity as a factor in a policy decision is almost never the best plan. Hiring is an obvious example, with "requirements" that … Continue reading On hiring
https://twitter.com/chrissyfarr/status/1438914101330124806?s=20 Something to spark off ideas AI in healthcare is a classic case of putting the cart before the horse. Yes, this one: Transformation can begin only if there is a felt need. If there's none, you can roll off hype straight from the consultants marketing pitch (or sales deck). What is that isn't working? … Continue reading The stasis of “healthcare innovation”: Get new ideas!
The blogs were all about "serendipity". I have been blogging for years now, and I have no been able to formalise and crystallise my thoughts. As I have mentioned here many times, reading and writing change you fundamentally. It is the "low order" of writing that sparks various interconnections and ideas, and it is exhilarating. … Continue reading Bring back the blogs!
This is a brilliant exhortation from a general who emphasises on reading (and learning from the experiences). One thing I genuinely miss from my residency is the exposure to broader set of reading texts; the history of progress, for example. The general text is so dry that it would be difficult to marvel at the … Continue reading With rifle and bibliography: General Mattis on professional reading