Quick Thoughts on “Towards a Definition of Disciplinary Cultures” (1981) by Tony Becher

I find the paper by Tony Becher, very interesting with a very deep sense of humour which kind of differs from many academic papers in the early '80s. Using 6 academic disciplines (Physics, botany and zoology, sociology, history, mechanical engineering, law), he sheds some light on these different misconceptions people have (an outsider's view) about …

Still On Affordability and Accessibility

I have been off social media a long time, I plan to continue to enjoy the peace and sanity of the real world away from the toxicity and propaganda of humans determined to outdo each other. You may see automated blog updates on my timeline, but I am not active on those platforms. Some of …

Elizabeth Holmes, Cutthroat Entrepreneurship and Turtlenecks

The world is filled with so much falsehood, narratives and propaganda, you wonder where the world is headed. We have become a society that defines what success and failure look like based on how others live their lives even though we know this is not our truth. We have become such a materialistic and ego-driven …

Climate Change of Elites and Experts?

Climate change and all the different activities around it still relies on "the elites and the experts" which defeats any potential for gathering the momentum and partnership required at all levels of the society. In the words of Ulrich Beck, "why have the most pressing issues of our time-climate change and ecological crisis -not been …

Book Review #8: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

Book review #8 is coming after such a long break from the last book review, Shoe Dog by Phil Knight. One of my goals in 2022 is to improve my financial intelligence on my wealth journey. This holiday period away from the stress of academic work, I am reading Morgan Housel's book "The Psychology of …

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