I’ve been completely taken in by Jekyll, a simple static blogging utility after having used Wordpress for the past several years, and I’m in love. Sure, there are plenty of online content management systems that have a thousand bells and whistles, but how many of those features does the average user actually use? Not many, I’ll bet.
Rolf Dobelli in his book, The Art of Thinking Clearly, writes in Chapter 18 about the concept of incentive super-response tendency. More simply, people respond to incentives by doing what is in their best interests. Coming to law from the business world, I’ve always been baffled by the billable hour model in law.
Obiter Dicta; is Latin for Said in Passing. In Common Law jurisdictions where many laws are judge-made, the judicial decisions often contain writing that are non-binding, yet provide clues as to the direction the law is developing.
Often we look to the great heroes of our time for inspiration, and undeniably, Nelson Mandela is a hero among such heroes. The Economist, a magazine that often reserves a one page obituary, dedicated three pages to commemorate Mandela’s lifelong fight against an unacceptable model of racial segregation that was the Apartheid in their December 14-20th issue.
Tomorrow marks the beginning of the end. There’s 3 more months to go, and I’ll be officially complete the JD/MBA program at the Western Lawand the Richard Ivey School of Business. Admittedly, the past 2.5 years have been a period of grueling hard work, of much failures, but also some triumphs. Still, I have loved these experiences all the same. On the eve of the Spring semester of the JD/MBA, I’m reflecting on some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned since I commenced law/business school. And it happens to come from an Ironman Triathlon friend’s blog, where he talks about Melanie McQuiad (a Professional Triathlete) saying:
New to photography, I recently picked up a new digital SLR camera (Nikon D3200) while studying at the National University of Singapore. In search for beginner resources, I stumbled on the personal homepage of photography guru, Ken Rockwell, who says something incredibly insightful: