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The Inclusive Pursuit of Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are important and beneficial, but should be pursued in an inclusive way. I get a queasy feeling when I read quotes like this, on why the interviewee prefers Elizabeth Warren to Bernie Sanders as the Democratic nominee: “If I have a chance of voting for an old white man or a less … Continue reading The Inclusive Pursuit of Diversity and Inclusion

Achilles rupture recovery update: 1st post-surgical appointment

I had my first post-surgical appointment this morning, and I received good news and bad news. The good news is that my leg seems to be healing well, with no sign of infection or other post-surgical complication. Since this is the main downside of surgery versus non-surgical treatment, it looks like the decision to have … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update: 1st post-surgical appointment

Achilles Surgery Update

Hi folks! Since many of you were kind enough to express your sympathy and well-wishes on my recent injury and surgery, I decided to take the time to explain what happened, both for myself and anyone else who might be interested. The Injury: I ruptured my Achilles tendon playing basketball on Sunday, something that I … Continue reading Achilles Surgery Update

In Memoriam: John L’Heureux

This Memorial Day weekend, I had the pleasure of attending John L’Heureux‘s funeral. That is not a typo or mistake; John’s funeral was a true pleasure, and I left with a smile on my face, as did many of the other attendees. I should probably explain. John was my faculty advisor, and oversaw my Creative … Continue reading In Memoriam: John L’Heureux

Chris Yeh Is Making His Primetime TV Debut

Next week, Mental Samurai, a new television show hosted by Rob Lowe, will be making its debut in the Fox Tuesday night lineup, right after MasterChef Junior. Yours truly will be one of the Season 1 contestants.  I might be making a cameo appearance during the season premiere, but I will definitely be playing a … Continue reading Chris Yeh Is Making His Primetime TV Debut

The Mischaracterization of Harvard Business School

When Vanity Fair ran its recent piece, “The Miseducation of Sheryl Sandberg” by Duff McDonald, a number of friends sent me links to the piece, asking for my reactions to his criticisms of her and my alma mater, Harvard Business School, which he described as producing “corporate monsters” who “lack a functional moral compass”. I … Continue reading The Mischaracterization of Harvard Business School

So About My Prediction Last Year That Bitcoin At $16,000 Was Ripe For A Crash

A year ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “Bye Bye Bitcoin Bubble“, in which I compared the popular cryptocurrency to prison mackerel, and wrote: “As I write this, Bitcoin just past (sic) $16,000 in value.  I would bet any amount of money that on December 7, 2018, the price of Bitcoin will be below … Continue reading So About My Prediction Last Year That Bitcoin At $16,000 Was Ripe For A Crash

How I Think About Christine Blasey Ford’s Accusation Against Brett Kavanaugh

I have witnessed a lot of men (and curiously enough, no women) in my social circles, including a number of good friends, saying that the Senate should not consider Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh held her down, groped her, and tried to take her clothes off in 1982, when she … Continue reading How I Think About Christine Blasey Ford’s Accusation Against Brett Kavanaugh