Kintsugi: The Art of Precious Scars

Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair"), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. Source: Wikipedia Very interesting concept. Instead of hiding... Continue Reading →

Ames Window and Feynman’s First Principle

I came across an interesting optical illusion called Ames Window. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KrpZMNEDOY This shows how the optical illusion fools our brain even though we know that the reality is different. This is a very good example to keep in mind, because our brains are really susceptible to make such mistakes, and this is... Continue Reading →

Invert, Always Invert

One of the few people I closely follow is Charlie Munger. He often cites the mathematician Carl Gustav Jacobi Jacobi while talking about his favorite mental models. The mental model he borrowed from Jacobi was that of Inversion. Jacobi said: "Invert, Always Invert" Inversion is really a powerful too and I often use it in... Continue Reading →

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