Knowledge

What do I know? The answer is: I don't know. I know that I know something. How much I know, I do not know. Sometimes I feel like I know a lot, usually I feel like I know little. The more I learn the less I feel I know. Rather, I realise the sheer volume …

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Why bankers make so much money

I have a friend who works at a fruit company. He brings home a lot of free fruit. "Just take it" his bosses say. I have a friend who works for a chocolate factory. She brings home boxes for biscuits for everyone she knows. "Don't worry, we've got loads" her bosses say. What is a …

Random observations on raising children (from someone who has not)

"A father's love is not measured in words, nor kisses, but in time." Raphael Honigstein in Klopp: Bring the Noise Yes, I'm of that age. Virtually everyone I know has had or is having babies. I haven't, but it has given me something to write about, which I'm doing here. Children change lives. People get …

Generalists

The world marches forward. Our ingenuity knows no bounds: We are creating machines more intelligent than ourselves. We will soon cheat death. We are going to Mars and beyond. We are making meat from plants. We are curing diseases. We are becoming masters of our own destiny. We are doing this through incredible collaboration and …