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Hello fellow thinker,

First and foremost, thank you for subscribing and letting my thoughts into your day. I do not take this privilege lightly, at all.

My goal is to post meaningful and well researched content every 10-14 days.

The blog is a more poised version of my ever-growing marginalia. In my writings, I explore sparks of friction that result from my thoughts colliding.

On that note, here is a bit of what I wrote, read and thought about recently:

What I wrote:

Why I write

Since I first started my blog, I have questioned everything about my writing: motive, style, subject, frequency, readability, ability. I questioned if my articles were too long. I questioned if I wasn't publishing often enough. I questioned if I was expecting too much attention from the readers. In an age of clicks and viewers, I questioned what my measure of …
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Importance of Pursuing Ignorance in Data Science

Why do 80% of data science projects fail? Why is pursuit of ignorance critical for their success? Why "bad" data is actually an asset? How can the Johari Window help?
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What I thought about:

  • A book:
    Microcosmographia Academia: Guide for the Young Academic Politician. First published in 1908, this short book is now available online for free. Here is a popular quote from the book: "...propaganda, defined as that branch of the art of lying which consists in very nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies. "
A few articles:
  • Our Aversion to A/B Testing on Humans Is Dangerous This article addresses the negative connotations associated with randomized experiments and why it is critical to address them to evolve towards a world where practices, policies and treatments are as evidence-based as possible.
  • Scrum Master Problem Dealing What strategies do Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches use to change the system? Who are their most important allies? And what else can we learn from them?
  • Against disenchantment The move away from myth and toward reason is an ancient human impulse. But must enchantment be the enemy of enlightenment?


Yours truly,
Aarzoo



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