Open-mindedness

I often hear people talk about “open-mindedness” as a trait they desire, whether in friendship, relationship, or a working relationship. However, when I ask people to define what open-mindedness is, they struggle to do so. The dictionary definition, “willing to consider new ideas,” is rather unhelpful. Obviously, someone who’s not willing to consider new ideas […]

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Morality and Entrepreneurship

Part of aspiring to be an entrepreneur is tossing myself some tough questions to answer. What this self-inquiry has led me to is the personal belief that entrepreneurship is as much a question about impact as it is about morality. I’m not religious, but I would imagine I’d have hell of an easier time sleeping […]

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A Viral Conversation about School

For my required Stanford freshman writing requirement (PWR), I am taking the class, “Rhetoric of Education.” For my first rhetorical analysis, I wrote about a video of great impact in my high school years, one that triggered a deep reflection of the self, questioning of my life, and drive to action. If you haven’t watched […]

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Mathematics and Entrepreneurship

One of the special things at Stanford is the so-called “entrepreneurial spirit,” well backed by an army of CS majors that comprise of 40% of the undergrad population. I like to think of the entrepreneurial spirit as euphemism for six-figure-salary opportunism that inevitably develops in a campus surrounded by tech giants but it is generally […]

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A Linear Algebra Analogy

I got destroyed by my LinAlg midterm – didn’t study. On the positive note, here’s a new way I discovered that helped me understand the Rank-Nullity Theorem, which states for a linear transformation , We can rewrite this as: Imagine we are at a party, and is a mapping of boys to girls. The basis […]

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Science vs Engineering

I believe the world’s first trillionaire will be a scientist. Bill Gates encourages potential opportunity-seekers to study science. Mark Cuban believes the world’s first trillionaire will be whoever masters artificial intelligence (a stronger version of my claim). Why? First off, a big shout out to the app Dictate, the new voice to text app I’m […]

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From Love to Mind Control

This post came out of a discussion I had online with a close friend this week on a girl he likes. I’ve spent many a night helping him optimize his chances with this girl, so why not write a blog post about it? Now, I’m not one to give sound relationship advice. In fact, most […]

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