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Improving Focus with the constraint of Time – Pomodoro Technique

Have you felt like you don’t get something done (email, writing, chore, or reading) in its allocated time? Get distracted before you have finished it? Or find yourself multi-tasking and not completing either of the tasks? I have experienced those problems in getting work done. Thus, for the month of January 2019, I wanted to conduct an experiment to improve focus by using constraint of timers (aka pomodoro technique). ContentsThe Problem of Focus without a ConstraintThe Solution of Timers for

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Recap of 2018’s Blog Posts

With 2018 coming to a close, here is a recap of the blogs on this forever learning blog. Doing this recap allows me to revisit the learnings and add more colour to it. Overall, I did much less public-facing blogging that I have been able to do in the previous years. The reason behind that is primarily because other projects have been consuming more of my time and focus. Planning ahead, I hope to increase my overall public-facing blogging output

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5 Critical Personal Lessons Learned in 2018

As the year (2018) looms to its end, it is worthwhile to self-reflect on critical lessons learned during the year. Personally, I find no better way to appreciate the escaping finite time than to extract lessons learned from it. I find that such reflection allows us to see the big picture (instead of just the highs and lows of the year) and go into the next year informed on what worked last year. For 2018, here are the critical personal

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Book Summary of Cryptoassets – The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond

“Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond” by Chris Burniske & Jack Tatar is a well organized book on the investing side of “bitcoin and beyond”. It breaks down the complex topic into digestible chunks of “What”, “How”, and “Why”. Below is the summary of each of its chapters: ContentsIntroductionPart 1 – What? Understanding the Foundations of CryptoassetsChapter 1 – Bitcoin and the Financial Crisis of 2008Chapter 2 – The Basics of Bitcoin and Blockchain TechnologyChapter 3 –

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Understanding Google’s Investment in JD.com

Google just made a move to rival Amazon by investing $0.55B in the Chinese online retailer, JD.COM (second largest chinese online retailer after Alibaba). Why is it interesting? Because its Advertising (Google) + Retail (JD.com) coming together to form a mutually beneficial partnership.  ContentsPartnership Benefits for Google and JD.com“Relevant” advertising of ProductsSearch Engine Exposure Increased Competition Against Rivals Partnership Benefits for Google and JD.com This is how each party WINS: “Relevant” advertising of Products If Google know’s what JD.com customers like

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