Took an LLM Tutorial

In the preface of my book,
I talked about the layman’s struggle
to understand

10 years since then,
I find myself
a formally trained computer scientist—
to understand

Not because I don’t understand
how the software
but because despite knowing
how the software
what it does
is still

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In our second episode of the season, we host Luke Segars, Co-Founder and CTO of Subsalt.

Having experienced both the positive and the negative impact of culture, Luke wants to ensure that the company he leads becomes an example of the former. In this episode, we explore his inquiry into building such a culture from scratch.


Often times
what we are doing
is nothing more
than exploring.

At the heart
of an exploration
is the fact
that we don’t know.

We may try to make it seem
like it is more
than a mere exploration,
by saying we have
a question
a vision,
or a hypothesis.

But deep down,
we know
we are simply

Launching Empathy 101

I cannot believe
it’s been 10 years
since the publication
of my book.

To celebrate this occasion
and to share my work more broadly,
I’m launching a 10-part series
of short writings (mostly 1 pagers)
on empathy.

Click here to gain access at free-of-charge.

This is a work-

You can comment on it
so as to influence my direction

The first 6 parts
have already been published.

I plan to publish the other 4
throughout the year.

Fear vs Danger

When using
a table saw,
there is the danger
of severing
our fingers.

What’s remarkable
is that so long as we have
a clear understanding of the danger
in using the table saw
many of us find it sufficient
to work up the courage
to engage with it
despite the danger,
instead of staying stuck
in the thought
of severing our fingers
which merely gives rise
to fear.

A Difficult Case

When someone judges us
a “difficult
it can be easy
to blame ourselves
for being
a “difficult,

While this may mean
there is something extraordinary
about us,
it also means
that someone with greater skills
will not not judge us
a “difficult

p.s: This was inspired by a meeting with a doctor who called my wife a “difficult case,” while asking her to work with another doctor with more experience and skill. An unfortunately common case of compassion without empathy, displayed by many of us, including yours truly, when we take on the role of caregiving.

Season 2 
of “The Journey of Realizing Empathy
is now live.

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In our inaugural episode, 
we host Priya Amin
former Founder and CEO 
of Flexable.

During COVID, 
Priya had to close Flexable down 
both because of financial strain 
and her own personal burnout.

In this episode, 
we explore her inquiry 
into being more compassionate with herself 
as she moves through the next phase 
of her entrepreneurial

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