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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


Non traditional actuarial careers

Non traditional Actuarial Careers. On 19th October 2016, the Pakistan Society of Actuaries graciously invited me to speak on non traditional actuarial careers to an audience comprising largely of actuarial students. The objective was to give them a purview of all the non-actuarial things actuaries

Actuaries are boring – My life as an actuary

Actuaries are boring. Musings on actuarial careers One of my favorite interview question that throws candidates into all kinds of hissy fits is: “What do you think you will be doing every day once you start working at our firm. You walk in the door

475 North Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL

475. North Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL. It’s the address – etched deep inside my memory. For eleven years as I registered for actuarial exams, took them, anticipated results and wrote to the Society of Actuaries (SOA), the snail mail address that I wrote down hundreds


Data Analysis Excel. Five tools in 20 minutes

Excel Data Analysis Yesterday I ran a short twenty minute session for 60 civil activists participating in the city’s first civic hackathon. The topic was data analysis in Excel. Here are my notes from the session on data analysis excel. As a data specialist there

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