Blade Runner 2049

I watched Blade Runner 2049 at the IMAX last week. It’s visually stunning. Beautifully shot, and I love the immersive experience you get at the IMAX – it’s massive and the sound is so good! I’m not a huge fan of the original. Like a colleague of mine said, it’s ahead of its time but “thin on story”. 2049 makes […]

Ray Dalio on Principles, Strengths and Weaknesses

I listened to Ray Dalio promoting his new book on Tim Ferriss’ podcast recently. I promptly bought the book, which must be one of my most highlighted so far. I am loving it! Here’s Ray’s TED talk where he talks about building Bridgewater, (one of the most successful investment companies in the world), and some of the secrets behinds its […]

Musings on Domestic Abuse

Reading and watching clips of the Emmys this year, I was reminded of two recent conversations. One was about sexual discrimination, another was on domestic abuse. Why? I recently caught up with a family member who I don’t see often. Let’s call him Tim. On greeting Tim, Andrew shook his hand, and Tim yelped in pain. Apparently, he had spent […]

Emmy Inspired Thoughts on Sexual Discrimination

Reading and watching clips of the Emmys this year, reminded me of two conversations I had over the weekend. One was about discrimination. It was while watching Elizabeth Moss, (who had just won the Outstanding Lead Actress award for her role in The Handmaid’s Tale), being interviewed backstage. Elizabeth described how, in relation to women in show business, “we have […]

On Not Being Able to Have Children

Having children seems to be the easiest way to give your life meaning and direction. And for most people it’s what they’ve always expected of their future. Having their own family is what they always dreamed of having – many since they were kids themselves. It’s a right of passage. You get a job, fall in love, (buy a property), […]

NHS and the WannaCrypt Virus

Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE the NHS. However, I was pretty shocked and majorly disappointed when I learnt that parts of the NHS’ IT system was run on Windows XP…. By now most people would have heard about the ransom ware attack that managed to affect most of the world’s countries and cause a huge amount of chaos […]

Synchronicity, Fate, and Coincidences

Coincidences – “a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection.” They’re weird. They seem so random, yet, what are the chances, surely it’s synchronicity in action? Do they mean anything? Actions have innumerable repercussions. They cause ripples that reverberate through the universe, with consequences that we will never appreciate or see. It’s like that famous Steve Jobs […]

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

There’s a lot that I’ve changed my mind on recently. I know this post will grow over time. I’m not talking about regrets – of which I have plenty. And while we’re on the subject, I do think that the “no regrets/my life is perfect/I wouldn’t change anything” philosophy is overrated. Dwelling on regrets makes no sense, but acknowledging where […]

Finding Meaning in the Future

I’ve always been fascinated by the future. Yuval Harari’s Homo Deus is a fascinating book if you’re interested in what the next generations of humanity might look like. I also stumbled across this interview with Elon Musk from earlier this year. I love how this guy thinks (read Ashlee Vance’s Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Space X and […]

The Magic of Flying and Tips for Heathrow

I’ve always loved flying. There’s something about soaring through the clouds in a metal capsule which never ceases to amaze me. Which reminded me of this hilarious Louis CK clip, (the whole thing is worth watching – the flying bit starts 2.40 in). I love airports and always lament how little time I have to do any shopping. I tend to […]