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

Awareness, Control, and Acceptance

We’re often tempted to ignore our animal nature.  In our hubris, we believe that our culture and habits trump the billions of years of evolution that have led to this point. That’s a mistake. As individuals, we’re better off acknowledging our animal nature, not to blindly accept it, but to make conscious decisions about how … Continue reading Awareness, Control, and Acceptance

The Trump Cheat Code

Old-school videogames often had a cheat code–a special sequence of actions that, when entered, would make your game avatar invincible.  Cheat codes weren’t particularly sporting, but they made it much easier to win a game. Donald Trump has found a cheat code for our current national politics, and he seems content to use it every … Continue reading The Trump Cheat Code