Monthly Archives: December 2016

How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking


This has to be one of the books that should be read for business and leadership. The title might lead you to think about the book is about using math to prove things around us, but it is actually to guide you on how to better approach on making everyday decision.

The author, Jordan Ellenberg, gave several stories about how we sometimes clouded our judgement from using wrong information and looking at them from a less accurate angle.

For example, does certain number on roulette has “higher” chances than others? How to look at the chances of winning a lottery? Why democracy works in a way that voters appeared unpredictable?

It was fascinating to read about how to think mathematically around us and it certainly changed my way to make decision.

Goodbye, 2016

Let’s take a look at the goals I set for 2016. I accomplished 4 out of 5, just like the way I did for 2015.

I found 2016 was a year of self improvement. I participated a challenge, improve my organization skill, and got a better perspective with success.

I broke my personal record on having read 14 books. It was because I replaced reading social network or news during lunch time and before bedtime.

Evernote is a very good digital notebook for the Internet, but pen and paper is still the best way to capture my thought.

Let’s carry on these habit to 2017 and onward. Thank you, 2016.