Charlie : The guru I never met

Yesterday (Nov 28, 2024), Charlie Munger passed away. Charlie is someone I learnt a lot from. Even though I never had the opportunity to hear him speak in person, his speeches and talks have played a profound influence on me. He was wicked smart, down-to-earth and brutally honest.

One my favorite quotes of Charlie is from his 2007 Commencement speech at USC. On choices in life, he said “Let me use a little inversion now. What will really fail in life? What do we want to avoid? Some answers are easy. For example, sloth and unreliability will fail. If you’re unreliable it doesn’t matter what your virtues are, you’re going to crater immediately. So, faithfully doing what you’ve engaged to do should be an automatic part of your conduct.”

You will be much missed Charlie :-(.. RIP.

Overheard : friend

“A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.”

– William Penn


James Cameron successfully completed a deep dive into the deepest part of the ocean today. And with it, he repeated a feat that was tried 50 years ago. I cannot wait for the documentary he is going to make out of this dive. I put this on the same scale as someone flying to the moon and back. Yes, I know it was done before. But it has never been repeated again.

By doing this, Mr. Cameron has inspired to start dreaming again. That we can still fly to the moon.. that we can one day travel beyond the boundaries of our solar system

Thank you Mr. Cameron, for letting us dream again.

Help a brother out..

Amit Gupta, a fellow geek and photographer, has been diagnosed with Acute Lukemia.. He needs a matching bone marrow to survive the odds. How can you help? Two (well three) simple steps

Not a lot of things in life are free and satisfying.. This is one of them.