Chasing the Essence of Healthcare
Series of essays where I try to deconstruct the complexity of healthcare systems into a few distilled fundamentals.
- Why bother?
- Precious creatures, unsolved problems, and morality
- What does the patient need?
- More coming soon
Colleges are special clubs
What is bundled as college education? I believe that college is mostly about the badge and the social experience. But why colleges are such a powerful thing in society? Could we reinvent them with technology? Read it here.
Religion as a subtle mechanism for cooperation
Religion can be seen as a cultural innovation that helped humankind scale to larger groups that didn’t break down due to cheaters. For obvious reasons, there are many interesting layers to unpack on this topic. Read it here.
Finding the life’s work
Being able to choose, what should someone require from her work? Learn what is my framework and how I’d apply it to my own personal choices. Read it here.
Trying to figure out what makes someone tick
When working with other people, it helps to have values aligned. Values are what makes people tick. They can be better inferred when digging beyond superficialities. How to do that? Read it here.
Interesting small teams (a collection of their stories)
I am personally very keen on small teams and I’ve been collecting facts and anecdotes about some interesting, extremely successful ones. Read it here.
What product-market fit really looks like
Everybody in startups has heard of the concept of product-market fit. But I’d say few people know exactly what it looks like. Let’s learn from real examples then: Steve Jobs astonished by the early success of the App Store, Slack’s pivot to escape from leaky buckets, and what signs have worked for Elad Gil and for Andy Rachleff. Read it here.
Previous breakthroughs in health were against invaders
How did we get significant victories against death in the past? What do these victories have in common? Why do we face different challenges now? Read it here.
Other Worldly Observations
Watches and rings are sticky products
There’s something powerful about watches and rings that you don’t find very often. Read it here.
The digital life
Life will very likely continue to become more and more digital. And technologies that alter the way we perceive and interact with reality will be a relevant part of that. Read it here.
Collective human behavior quantified
The aggregate behavior of us, human beings, can be remarkably stable over time. Did you know that we can get steady numbers for the time one spends daily on traveling? And for how many people one really knows? And also for the number of places one usually visits? Read it here.
A conversational and jargon-free introduction to cryptographic hashes. It should be a fun read for anyone trying to build from scratch an intuitive understanding of what hashes are, why they’re everywhere, and their virtues and limitations. Certainly longer than the other essays, but also much gentler than any technical book. Read it here.
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