In his address to the graduating class of Northern Arizona University, Bill Gates expressed admiration for their hard work and dedication. He urged them to channel their education toward positively impacting the world’s most pressing issues. Gates inspired the graduates to use their knowledge and skills to create meaningful change and contribute to the betterment of society.Continue reading
Discover the Best Gravel Routes Around the Bay Area: Uncover Scenic Paths and Adventure
Bicycles may change, but cycling is timeless.
Cycling is an excellent way to exercise that offers numerous health benefits. It provides a low-impact cardiovascular workout that helps improve heart health, strengthens muscles, and enhances overall fitness. It is a great way to stay active and improve physical well-being. However, the real gem is the smile it will put on your face.
What’s even better?
To ride your bike off-road.
Over the last few years, gravel bikes have become increasingly popular. This trend lets riders experience the best of both worlds – on-road and off-road cycling. It enables riders to explore a wider variety of terrains and locations.
Here are some of my favorites routes around the Bay Area:Continue reading
Unlocking the Secrets of Longevity: How VO2 Max can Predict Your Lifespan
VO2 max, which measures the maximum amount of oxygen a person can consume during exercise, strongly predicts cardiovascular health and overall fitness. It is measured in milliliters of oxygen consumed per kilogram of body weight per minute (mL/kg/min). Studies have also suggested that VO2 max may be a valuable predictor of longevity, as higher fitness levels have been linked to lower mortality risk.Continue reading
The framing effect is a cognitive bias where people react differently to the same information depending on how it is presented.
This effect can be used in business and personal life to influence people’s decisions and behaviors.
At Meta, it is one of the critical ways of thinking for managers. You wish to lead by doubling down on people’s strengths, which is a superpower that brings results and happiness.Continue reading
Stripe 2022 Annual Letter
Annual letters give us a glimpse into the minds of the founders. It’s an excellent way to understand what drives them and their companies.
Stripe is a financial services company that provides payment processing, software development, and risk management tools for businesses of all sizes. In February 2023, Stripe released its annual letter, which provides an overview of the company’s performance in 2022 and outlines its plans for the future.
The letter, written by Stripe’s co-founders, John and Patrick Collison, contains valuable insights for founders.
“The world is a museum of passion projects”John & Patrick
Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity – Book Review
“Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity” is a book by Peter Attia and Bill Gifford that came out a few weeks ago. It is a comprehensive guide to living a long(er) and healthy life. It combines the latest scientific research with practical advice and strategies for improving your health and expanding your lifespan.
After seeing this quote:
“One of the most important books you’ll ever read.” – Steven Levitt
I decided there was no other option but to read it.
The book explores the latest scientific research on longevity and practical tips and strategies for improving and extending lifespan. What I really liked was the balanced approach to the process.
Peter discusses the different angles you must take to improve the overall result. It’s not just about drags or supplements but also your: food, sleep, brain, and smile.
How To Run Your Next Trail Mararthon
Trail running marathons are a true test of endurance and determination and require careful preparation and planning to ensure a successful race day.
I’ve been running marathons and ultra-marathons for the past 25 years. Along the way, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from some of the best trail runners in the world and gather insights.
In this blog post, I’ll share some things that work for me – It will (hopefully) help you prepare for your next trial run.Continue reading
How To Pack To An Ironman Like A Pro
Preparing for an Ironman triathlon requires significant time, effort, and dedication. As the race approaches, packing is one of the most crucial aspects of preparation.
The other two are: eating and resting, but these are for another post. Properly packing for an Ironman can make all the difference on race day, and a little practice can go a long way.
This Post will discuss how to pack for an Ironman like a pro and share my real-life examples and tips to avoid common mistakes.
First, let’s talk about the essentials. There are several important items that you’ll need to have with you on race day, including:Continue reading