Monthly Archives: September 2014

When To Postpone Tasks And When Not To

We saw earlier a number of reasons why we postpone tasks. Some of them are reasonable, while others belong to the procrastinators. Here, we’ll look at some valid reasons to postpone a task, as well as when we should not … Continue reading

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Travel Pricing

Let’s look at a simple example of travel pricing. Say there is a train route from Bangalore to Mumbai. Tickets are two way, for simplicity, with the onward journey on Friday, and the return journey on Sunday. Such tickets are … Continue reading

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Quotes on Inquiry

  It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry. -Thomas Paine, philosopher and writer (1737-1809) Basic research is what I am doing when I don’t know what I am doing. – Werner von Braun They know enough … Continue reading

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Bad Visualization

Have a look at this graph, which depicts the money raised in awareness campaigns for various health problems, and the number of deaths from the same problems.     Is there something seriously wrong with this graph? There is. I’m … Continue reading

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Colosseum

The Colosseum is a vast amphitheater in Rome, built to host gladiatorial events. It was commissioned in 70 AD by the Roman emperor Vespasian. After 10 years of building, it was inaugurated by the emperor Titus in 80 AD. What … Continue reading

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