On the Feynman approach

As a young physicist, Richard Feynman had already established himself as an outstanding figure in his field. The leading scientists of the time, including Albert Einstein, Wolfgang Pauli, and the great Danish physicist Niels Bohr, who made significant contributions to our understanding of the atomic structure, immediately began engaging with Feynman. When Niels Bohr and…

Shedding tears of joy

Sometime during the past week, as we were wrapping up the class, an entrepreneur started shedding tears in front of the class. As we went over the course material, she realised her flaws in business and, in a sense, experienced a breakthrough, and this made her emotional. It seems as though she has been stymied…

Tears of joy

Sometime during the past week, as we were wrapping up the class, an entrepreneur started shedding tears in front of the class. As we went over the course material, she realised her flaws in business and, in a sense, experienced a breakthrough, and this made her emotional. It seems as though she has been stymied…

Missed opportunities…

Research shows that people don't regret the mistakes they made at the end of their lives, but rather the risks they didn't take. The worries that kept you from going for it. I have a chance to be on a new platform, try something new, and be a part of the art that defines our…

The hen that lays eggs

Lamont: “Listen pop. You have been in here all morning’; does it take this long to fix eggs?” Fred: “Listen, nobody rushed the hen that’s supplying them, so don’t rush the cook that’s frying them.” Building a business is like taking care of a hen that lays eggs, you can't rush it. There is a…

Things fall apart

Chinua Achebe, a giant of African literature, entered the world on this day. If he were still alive today, he would have been 92 years old. At age 28, he penned his debut novel, "Things Fall Apart," which has already sold over 20 million copies and been translated into more than 50 languages. One of…

Memento mori!

When powerful Romans, such as duces [military leaders[, needed to be transported, they would hire an auriga, a slave with gladiator status whose job it was to drive a biga [a light vehicle driven by two horses]. As a personal "chauffeur," an auriga was handpicked from the most reliable slaves. It has also been suggested…

Can I trust you?

The fall of Sam Bankman Fried's FTX Future Fund a few days ago has to be one of the biggest financial falls for crypto so far. You put your money in a fund, and the next thing you know, it's gone. Trust is impaired. You work for a company, the new owner comes in, and…

Trusted but untrusted

The fact that people are willing to work with me, invest in me, and meet with me is largely due to the fact that they trust me. No one has ever sued me or taken legal action against me. But at home, I am both the least and most trusted person. When it comes to…