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Survivorship bias: The story about Abraham Wald and the WWII airplanes

Don't let the success of others dictate your strategy. Survivorship bias is a common fallacy; at times it's better to study those who failed.

Why the climate debate needs a new narrative

Climate change is a complex beast to communicate. Instead of polarising left versus right, we should balance short- and long-term goals.

A deep-dive into how natural selection works

Collaboration and communication are potent evolutionary strategies for natural selection. But somehow, lots of people seem to overlook this.

Craving more — creating an illusion of scarcity

The principle of scarcity is well-defined in scientific literature. Scarcity makes us want rare things more — simply because they are fewer.

My 2017 annual review

Time for my 2017 annual review. The year of the midlife crisis.