Learning Points from Existential Comic’s “Desert Island Economics”

I thought this was an interesting hypothetical situation of several people trapped on an island making up their rules as per either capitalism or communism. Shows the pros and cons of each system, though neither is perfect, as our world is not ideal. http://existentialcomics.com/comic/234 I for one, if the world is ideal, would lean more… Continue reading Learning Points from Existential Comic’s “Desert Island Economics”

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Learning Points from BBC Capital’s Article Titled “Are People Misinterpreting Your Email Sign-Off?”

The intermediate point in terms of being formal between a text message and an official letter, emails are rampant in our working lives. While much attention is paid to the sign off for formal letters, for emails, the distinction is a bit more grey. Is there a right or wrong way to do so? http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180413-best-wishes-kind-regards-or-an-icy-yrs… Continue reading Learning Points from BBC Capital’s Article Titled “Are People Misinterpreting Your Email Sign-Off?”

Learning Points from Gary Wilson’s TEDx Talk on “The Great Porn Experiment”

Chances are many of you readers, especially males, are eager test subjects of the largest scale experiment ever conducted. Watching porn. Gary Wilson shares the experimental outcomes in this TEDx talk. https://youtube.com/watch?v=wSF82AwSDiU 1. Because of the novelty of internet porn, where a guy can see as many hot babes in 10 minutes as his ancestor… Continue reading Learning Points from Gary Wilson’s TEDx Talk on “The Great Porn Experiment”

Learning Points from Malcolm Gladwell’s TED Talk on “The Unheard Story of David and Goliath”

David equals underdog while Goliath equals the much stronger opponent who towers over David. Right? Wrong! Malcolm Gladwell dissects the biblical passage and explains why David was far from being an underdog in this case. https://www.ted.com/talks/malcolm_gladwell_the_unheard_story_of_david_and_goliath 1. In ancient warfare, there were 3 types of warriors: infantry, cavalry and artillery (comprising of archers and slingers).… Continue reading Learning Points from Malcolm Gladwell’s TED Talk on “The Unheard Story of David and Goliath”

Learning Points from BBC Travel’s Article Titled “In Hawaii, Being Nice is the Law”

A place where everyone is nice to one another. Sounds too good to be true? Enter Hawaii! http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180422-in-hawaii-being-nice-is-the-law 1. Tourists normally know the word "Aloha" as both their "hello" and "goodbye". It is a lot deeper than that. It represents the spirit of the Hawaiian islands. 2. The Aloha spirit law is broken down as… Continue reading Learning Points from BBC Travel’s Article Titled “In Hawaii, Being Nice is the Law”