Interesting Things

“It’s easy to believe in something when you win all the time…
The losses are what define a man’s faith.”
― Brandon Sanderson, The Well of Ascension

Being on the Internet for hours at a time can flood you with a lot of useless information. This is my collection of videos, articles, and websites that I’ve found super interesting and worth sharing.

The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

April 28, 2016

I have used the technique of incubation for my writing and most of the times in general thinking. It really does allow your brain to have time to create new ideas and form new neural connections leading to more creative and wonderful ideas.

Working for Yourself is Not Freedom

April 26, 2016

Most of us including myself find that I can truly be free if I start my own company and run my own business. However, I came to realise that that is not the right way. It actually does not matter what job you have or whether you own a business or not, freedom will come based on your own definition of it. If you love your job and you find it uplifting and able to do your own things whenever you want, that is still freedom.


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On Recognizing that the World does Not Revolve Around You

April 26 2016

A lot of us are consumed by our own things and our own life that we fail to realise that the world is much more than ourselves.


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Life Happens in a Flash; Memories are Forever

April 26, 2016

I have been thinking about this for quite a while now. Life is quick and almost instant. We cannot stop life from moving forward nor can we reverse it. What we can only do is to appreciate it as it happens. However, the memories that we have gained and experienced from that moment in life is forever. Memories will last with us as long as our brains can still function and as long as we are alive. Therefore, I have been trying to gather memories and appreciate life as it happens and to invest in experiences rather than material things.


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Ted’s Secret to Great Public Speaking

April 24, 2016

I am sure that all of us have seen one video or another of a speaker speaking at a Ted Conference and are in awe listening to the messages that they have brought along. Some of us might even aspire to give such amazing talks with the ability to capture the attention of the audience. Well, the good news is that there is a way that all of us can learn and strive to be such wonderful speakers.

Regret Is Poison

April 16, 2016

Regret is something not any of us want to experience in the future when we are old and frail. Do what we can now so that we do not have regrets in the future.

How To Sound Smart

April 13, 2016

This talk shows you how powerful intonation and basically, the way you carry out your talk matters when giving a presentation. You will learn nothing but something.

10 Ways to Have Better Conversations

April 10, 2016

I have always strived to have awesome conversations. I remember the feeling of having an amazing conversation with someone. The feeling of having shared wonderful experiences and having learnt something new that you have never thought about or known before from the other person. It is the talk that will leave you inspired and excited for what is to come. I have always wanted to have more of such conversations.

Inside the Mind of a Procratinator

April 10, 2016

This is a really interesting and funny talk about procrastination and how it works. There are some things that we have to be aware of which can help us.

The Gospel of Doubt

April 5, 2016

Question your beliefs. We might be believing in the wrong things.

Best Speech Ever

April 4, 2016

I believe this is the best speech ever. Speech by Charlie Chaplin.

Why We Shouldn’t Tell People About Our Goals

March 26, 2016

Most of us share our goals and dreams with the world through social media and blogs hoping that it will make us feel accountable, however, there is a problem. Most people don’t really care about it much to hold you accountable for it. Instead, tell to a few friends or family that actually cares about it if you want to feed off the accountability effect.

Why We Play The Game of Life

March 23, 2016

The thought of the Finite and Infinite Game where the former is to play a game just to win or lose but the latter resembles life better. The infinite game means that we play a game just to continue it just like life. We cannot lose or win in life but we can always live it for the sake of continuing life.

Gary Vaynerchuk: 92Y Talk with Stephanie Ruhle

March 15, 2016

This is an amazing interview with the famous Gary Vaynerchuk. I have to admit that this is one of the most fired up interview of his that I have watched! It is amazing the amount of honesty and knowledge that he has dropped in this one interview!

4 Logical Paradoxes

March 10, 2016

Some super interesting paradoxes that will blow your mind! I personally think these paradoxes are just the few most amazing ones.

How to Learn Any Skill

March 5, 2016

In this video, Chase Jarvis introduced a structure on how we can learn any skill at all. The idea is pretty straightforward, Get Started, Find a Mentor and finally, Practise.

How Do You Measure Your Life?

March 4, 2016

These are some of the best quotes out there that will open up your mind to new perspectives.
All of us have different ways of measuring success and life but are our units of measurement the right ones? The ones that will lead us to success? In this article Mark Manson introduced a technique called the Happiness Hypotheticals which will easily and quickly help you to prioritise what you really want from what you kind of want. A pretty good read for anyone out there who wants to have a hold on their lives.


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10 Incredible Quotes to Guide Your Life

February 29, 2016

These are some of the best quotes out there that will open up your mind to new perspectives.

I personally love this quote:

“There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.”

― Marshall Mcluhan

It just tells me that no one is on this ride on Earth for free and that everyone has a part to play in making this planet work. If you do not do so, others will suffer.


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Here’s Why You Have Absolutely No Time In Your Life

February 27, 2016

All of us want more time. All of us are always chasing for that extra hour, minute and even a second but here’s the shocking thing, 99% of the things that we do do not matter.


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How Can I be Human?

February 27, 2016

This is a beautiful article and it resonates with what I was thinking at that point in time. Humanity is addicted to technology and with sharing our life on social media hoping to be more social. However, we become even more distant from the people around us. Gone were the days where we sit down in a bus or a train and start a conversation with a stranger. Gone were the days where people truly communicate…


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There Is No Yesterday

February 27, 2016

For all the Thinkers out there, I believe that this article will give you an amazing thought to ponder about. It gave me some chills down the spine just thinking about it.


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8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 0800HRS

February 23, 2016

I have stressed before about the importance of having a daily ritual. Allow me to refresh, a daily ritual will bring you all sorts of benefits such as ensuring you are in the right mindset, reminding you of your long-term goals and motivates you for the day ahead. This article suggests certain activities that you can include in your daily ritual. For me, I’ve adopted the cold shower! It is super refreshing!


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Building a Start-Up Doesn’t Make You Special

February 23, 2016

About passion. The funny thing is you do not need to build a start-up to live your passion. I did fall into that mindset not long ago until I read this article. Living your passion is to live doing what you love. You can do that as an employee too.

Also, know that if you are to build a start-up, you are not entitled to anything different. You are in the fundamental term, a businessman. You do not deserve luxury or free money but instead, the life of a start-up founder is hard like what Gary Vaynerchuk said, “You have to work harder than your employees.”


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Get Sh*t Done

February 23, 2016

The last time I was productive was a few months back when I was doing up this website. However, from then on, there was no motivation to do work at all. I’m sure all of you experience the same thing and have the wish to be productive again. If you’re like me, I search high and low and tried all possible techniques that promise productivity. I’ve tried To-Do-Lists, Time Tables and such but they seemed to not work.

However, when I read this article, the concept introduced is so straightforward. He introduced the idea of #FlightTime where one will experience no distractions except work. I’m so trying it!


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How to Find Your Passion

February 23, 2016

Most of us are unsure of what our passion is. We become confused and lost. However, what if I tell you that it is very easy to find your passion?

Passion is something that you would still do even if you’re not paid for it. Activities like reading, writing, making videos, creating music and even web design can be your passion. However, don’t just stop there, instead, GO ALL IN and master the craft!

Be a F****** Weirdo

February 19, 2016

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. It is about being yourself. I don’t understand why so many people are afraid to be themselves. They put on a fake front on social media and tries to be someone else entirely. However, they fail to realise that fake doesn’t last and that being you has more benefits than you think.


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Telling a Good Story

February 21, 2016

We all know the importance of good storytelling. Here’s an article by a General Manager of Vine on the lessons he learnt and the experiences that he had. The article is pretty insightful especially for people are who interested in building businesses and being a successful entrepreneur.


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12 Stupid Things People Care Way Too Much About

February 18, 2016

People do stupid things. I mean, we are human after all but there are just some things that some of us care about that just don’t bring any value to society or to themselves at all! This is another article from Mark Manson which I find painfully honest and that most of us need to be aware of.


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How Tesla Has Turned The Auto Industry Upside Down

February 18, 2016

Elon Musk is one of the most amazing and successful entrepreneurs of our time. He has built two amazing companies, Tesla Motors and SpaceX, both of which had he persevered through and brought them out of near failure. Now, Tesla Motors is on the rise threatening traditional fuel engine companies to become the next IN thing. Read about how they’re doing that.


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The Science of Analysis Paralysis

February 17, 2016

I realised that I’ve been suffering from ‘Analysis Paralysis whereby I research a lot about a subject and I hesitate to act on it.

However, I believe that this is a problem for many of us. We have to realise that ‘Analysis Paralysis’ is a problem and we have to solve it head-on. ‘Analysis Paralysis’ drains a lot of our resources and when we learn how to make a decision quickly and decisively, things would be done much quicker.

Remember that making a decision is just the first step to conquering a problem. So, kick out ‘Analysis Paralysis’ and by borrowing Nike’s slogan, “Just Do It.”


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Twenty-Four-Seven-365

February 14, 2016

If you want to know how a CEO go about their daily lives. You should definitely check this video out! Gary Vaynerchuk is the true meaning of #hustle. He lives and breathes #hustle. He has been working his butt off since the beginning and even though he has reached what everyone terms as ‘success’, he is still hustling. Check out his website: www.garyvaynerchuk.com

Shut Up and Be Patient

February 10, 2016

Firstly, I have to say that this article is super hilarious! I mean, I laughed by myself while I was commuting.

Anyway, this article taught me that even though we live in a fast-paced world, we can never get the fast-paced results that we want. It is just not possible. Changing takes time and like everything else that has got to do with time, we require patience.


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Strange Morning Habit of Highly Successful People

February 13, 2016

We all have that one task that we hate, that one task that we procrastinate on and instead of wasting our time away thinking about that task, why don’t we do it first? That is precisely the idea Marisa Peer introduced in the video and it totally makes sense!

Removing Doubt

February 10, 2016

All of us have doubts. Especially when we make a goal or a plan to do something. We become afraid and question ourselves if that is what we really want to do. However, removing doubt is quite simple actually but the most important step is to face them head-on.

“I’m Not Enough”

February 8, 2016

Many people around the world are falling into various states of depression due to many different factors such as the stresses of their careers, family and life itself. However, regardless of what those factors are, the underlying cause the depression is the feeling of not being ‘enough’.

First Comes Smarts, Then Comes the Hustle

February 8, 2016

Being born in an Asian family in an Asian city with Asian friends, I was always told to work hard to achieve success and I did (in terms of school work). However, over time, through the invention of high-end technology, I realised that working hard alone does not promise success, we now have to work smart.

People fail to realise that we need to work smart and to work hard to achieve success. One cannot survive without the other. In this article, Gary Vaynerchuk talked about how working hard and working smart work hand-in-hand.


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Life of Travel Over a Career

February 8, 2016

I’m sure there was a point in our lives where we dreamt of quitting our job and live a life of travel. We might’ve thought about it but shrugged it off when we realised how can we possibly do that. This article is written by a blogger who did precisely that. She took the risk and did it. There was an opportunity for her and she took it.


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Fleeing to Survive

February 8, 2016

The migrant crisis has been in the speeches of many world leaders and in the minds of countless government officials. It is a problem which we cannot deny and unfortunately, it is a problem that will stay with us for a while. Instead of trying to push away the migrants and the refugees, we need to find a way to accept them and receive them with open arms. Unfortunately, we let our fears lead our decisions and our insecurities influence our actions.

The refugees and the migrants themselves are also making it difficult for locals to accept them. The countless vandalisms and criminal acts are good reasons why locals are fearful of them.


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Spend Money on Experiences

February 8, 2016

This has always been a principle of mine, to spend money on experiences and not on physical things. Experiences are a kind of investment. You can learn from it, teach it and apply it. You ultimately grow from it. Material things depreciate over time, however, the beauty of experiences is that it appreciates instead.

Hooked: How to Build Habit- Forming Products

February 7, 2016

I’ve been wanting to read this book for a pretty long time now, however, lucky me, there was a summarised video version on FightMediocrity’s channel. We never knew that we were never in control but instead under the bidding of multi-billion dollar companies. By watching this video, you will understand how our habits worked and how they are kept in mind during product formation. At the end of the video, like me, you might think you’ve been manipulated all along.

First World Problems

February 7, 2016

It is pretty saddening to watch this video and to know that this will be happening in our near future. We need to realise that we need to stop making money the main priority in our lives but instead prioritise happiness. This video clearly expresses the REAL first world problems that the world is and will be facing. Open your hearts and your eyes and understand the disastrous trend we are living.

1 > 0

February 7, 2016

This video struck me hard. I mean, Gary explained it beautifully the notion that hard work will somehow pay off in the end. Nowadays, people give up easily, myself included because we do not have the patience to do so. Take it step-by-step is the overarching message of the video. This video cannot be clearer than it already is.

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