Find ideas on what to read next and read my essays on some notable works.
Between Jerusalem and Athens
Between Jerusalem and Athens is a 7-part essay series on worldviews. It’s a response to seeing a siloed world; a quest for integration.
Theoretical Dichotomies: When Either-Or Thinking Gets You Nowhere
Theoretical analyses can simplify too much and forget the messy reality they come from. Read more about the downfalls of either-or thinking.
A Child of East and West, Part 2
As an Eastern living in the West, I see myself as a child of East and West. This is part 2 of my story through the lens of these world cultures.
A Child of East and West, Part 1
As an Eastern living in the West, I see myself as a child of East and West. This is my story through the lens of these world cultures.
The Joy of Discovery
Excerpts from Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl on the joy of discovery and the mysterious wonder of the smallness and magnitude of a scientific finding.
Asian and Western Minds, Part 2: How They Differ
This is part 2 on how Asian and Western minds differ, summarizing the key findings from Richard Nisbett’s social psychology studies.
Asian and Western Minds, Part 1: Why They Differ
In an interesting series of social psychology studies, Richard Nisbett outlines why and how asian and western minds differ. This is part 1.
Reading and the Life of the Mind
“Reading well…is thus not only a good in itself… It also serves to keep our minds alive and growing.” – Adler
Two New Books That Celebrate Women and Science
Two new books released today that celebrate women and science, two subjects that are great on their own, but super fascinating when combined.
How My Reading Habits Change
How my reading habits change as a result of reading more slowly, aiming to gain understanding and wisdom instead of speed.
Wonder and Fear: Thinking Two Thoughts at Once
The art of thinking two thoughts at once. In the wonders of living, experiences that seemingly contradict each other can co-exist.
Excellence: Why It Matters
Not only excellence makes good business sense, it also enhances people’s experiences and fulfills our lives.