I’m going to spend the next 30 days away from writing.

Instead, I will use the space I normally hold for writing to do some much-needed reflection on foundational questions like:

how do I want to put myself out in the world?

what do I want to express?

where do…

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how well we understand something is predicated, at least in part, on our ability to ask good questions about it.

basic, but foundational questions like:

  1. why is this interesting?
  2. if it seems like a problem: why is this a problem?
  3. of the things that seem true, why do they seem…

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In 2008, John Cook shared a powerful example of queuing theory:

If you have one bank teller, an average of 5.8 customers per hour, and an average of 10 minutes required to serve each customer, customers will have to wait almost five hours — an entire afternoon — before being…

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There’s no such thing as perfect decision making — there are just the decisions we make with the best knowledge and judgment we have available to us at the time.

If you’re spending what feels like too much time deliberating about what to do, it’s because you’re trying to accomplish…

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You may not be able to control what others do, but you can always choose to add kindness to the world instead of hate.

You can choose compassion instead of disdain — remembering that everyone is fighting their own battles.

You can choose constructive words instead of callous criticism.

You…

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William Liao

William Liao

Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (ephemera.photography)