Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and the Oxford Tutorial System

On my way back from the barracks in the middle of nowhere Switzerland I was reading ”Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Robert M Pirsig. In this book at one point the argument is made by one of the characters that to remove the hypocrisy from the University system students should not have […]

An interesting Idea on why some people can’t draw

This idea comes from two main sources, ”Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” and ”Drawing with the Left Side of the Brain” as well as my own observations. I’m not a particularly good artist and I’m a novice drawer at best. But that I believe put me in the perfect position to make the […]

The Power of List Making

I’ve never been stellar at time management. I always seem to bite off more than I can chew when it comes to work and projects. Recently, however, I’ve managed to stay on top of some pretty daunting time management tasks. Over the past month I’ve been juggling working on my masters thesis, working on a […]

Negotiators should be trained in the same way as undercover operatives in high-risk areas

Ok, I know. It’s been a while, but I have decent reasons for not updating which I think I’d rather keep to myself :D. This little idea is one that came up in a conversation I had with an acquaintance of mine way too late at night with unrecommended levels of alcohol in the blood. […]