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Slower than the Flash. Bigger than a duck.

Slower than the Flash. Bigger than a duck. The last twelve months have been a big mix of surprises and personal milestones. I have managed to live a year with reduced working hours, limiting office to just the first half of the day. I lost

Three minutes

Three minutes On the outskirts of Tehran, about an hour’s drive away from the city center is a hotel that once dreamt of hosting Olympic athletes from across the world. Hotel Olympic is part of the Azadi Sport Complex, the largest sports facility in Iran. 

On rational thinking. Rationality is overrated.

Rationality is overrated. On rational thinking. A few months ago I was asked to address an audience of budding actuaries. As I spoke to them about model building, I touched upon the fatal attraction of rationality in making bigger choices and decisions. Of how it deceives

Arrival (2016) – The movie

Arrival (2016) – The film you shouldn’t miss. Rating – 5 stars. Premise. Alien first contact. How will we talk to them when they land? Three word review. Must watch, brilliant.  I have always had a weakness for good science fiction. When I heard about

The brand new APICTA documentary is here.

The Team Pakistan APICTA documentary. I promise this is my last APICTA post. No more. Everything else at work has been on hold since mid-November and this whole APICTA focus needs to shift to the other 99% of my life and work – so cross

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