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NOT NORMAL

A random collection of back-of-the-envelope calculations, short stories, half-baked theories, bad poems, and more. 
Many of these relate to the idea of normalcy what it entails and what it does not.
We are fortunate to live in a time where right and wrong, traditions, and norms are being renegotiated.
Yet, only through exploring what is normal can we see the depth of the clash and be earnest with our hopes.

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On the WEIRD HENRY WASP

The market segment composed of these three sets of acronyms describes one of the most coveted market segments. That is wrong.

CityHub and Disruption

Many a eager beaver CEO has laid awake at now hashing plans to disrupt their industries. Some have succeeded. Many more have failed. This...

The past sucked. Yet we forget

A major flaw in our brains makes us forget how bad the past was. Most infants died. We lacked food and warmth. Yet some flaw makes us forget

Magic and Strategic Kryptonite

The revelation principle of mechanism design is an amazing piece of work. It feels like magic to me, a kind of magic, I cannot perform.

Don't Expect People to be Exceptional

How often do you feel people need you to be exceptionally great? It's tiring, no? Here I equate exceptionally to luck and give some thoughts

A Lost Month

During the last year, we have direct evidence that four million people have died while infected with the SARS COV2 virus. This is a lot...

Los Dioses de Hatillo

A direct plagiarism of John Green's Kentucky Bluegrass chapter of "The Anthropocene Reviewed" applied to daily Costarican life.

Inequality, Structure, and Temperature

The 2nd law of thermodynamic explains that as a whole the universe becomes less structured with time. We see the opposite in society. Why?

Winnie-the-Pooh is Pura Vida

Costa Rica is the land of Pura Vida. Germany the land of Verantwortung. As national of one and resident of the other I discuss some tensions

Mediocrity Principle

As we grow up we learned biased ideas that we assume are normal. This is the mediocrity principle a foundation of science.

Not Caring About Millionaires

It is easy to care for the lives of celebrities. But as we do we forget to care for our lives and the lives of people who really suffer.

The Contingent Leader

Where I argue that leaders are neither born nor chosen, they emerge from situations that require them.

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