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  1. Macro Hive Predicts England to Win the World Cup

    Bilal Hafeez

    Surely, Brazil will win the 2022 World Cup. Betting markets have them as favourites, followed by Argentina. Brazil has won the World Cup...

  2. The Sins Of Isaac Newton  

    Bilal Hafeez

    In Western society, there is a common narrative around the history of science and religion. It argues that we were on the right track of rationality and science...

  3. What’s Your Pronoun In the Metaverse?  

    Bilal Hafeez

    Cisgender. Gender fluid. Non-binary. Transgender. Many are having to learn what these terms mean. To some this is liberating, to others, this is an outrage.

  1. 13 Rules for Radicals to Gain Power 

    Bilal Hafeez

    Saul Alinsky wrote one of the most influential works on setting up grassroots movements: the 1971 book Rules For Radicals. Here are his 13 rules.

  2. Politics = Bloodsucking Insects?!

    Bilal Hafeez

    Given the never-ending source of drama coming from UK politics, I thought it’s worthwhile hearing how politicians over the ages have mocked their own profession:

  3. The Sentence with the Most Information

    Bilal Hafeez

    The supremely entertaining and smart physicist, Richard Feynman, was once tasked to giving introductory physics lectures to Caltech students.

5 Striking Short Videos To Watch

Bilal Hafeez

In a world with TikTok, it’s easy to get used to throwaway short videos – you view and forget. But there are some really good creators who creating genuinely cool short videos.

You: I Can’t Find the Teacups. Partner: It’s in Front of You!!!

Bilal Hafeez

Your wife tells you to get the teacups from the kitchen cupboard. She tells you it’s on the second shelf in the cupboard above the cooker. You go, look, and cannot find it.

  1. Adam Smith Was Not the First Economist

    Bilal Hafeez

    Adam Smith is known as the ‘Father of Economics’ but concepts Adam Smith elaborated on the Wealth of Nations may have come before him...

  2. What Kings Charles Told Me

    Bilal Hafeez

    I’m using quotes from King Charles, so it’s more like a general telling, rather than a personal conversation. But I also didn’t say which King Charles!

  3. Einstein on Living a Meaningful Life

    Bilal Hafeez

    I’ve recently come across some of Einstein’s writings on life and politics. I thought his views on the meaning of life and religious experience was fascinating – here are some quotes...

The Dark Art of Power

Bilal Hafeez

When I think about power in all its forms, whether in politics or business, I often refer back to Machiavelli, Shakespeare and Sun Tzu. The latter wrote stated that all warfare is based on deception.

The Best Scathing Quotes from Game of Thrones

Bilal Hafeez

I was a huge fan of Game of Thrones when it came out, and now we have the prequal – House of the Dragon. I went through some classic lines from the original...

  1. Napoleon As Management Guru?!

    Bilal Hafeez

    I recently re-read a book on Napoleon by British Historian Andrew Roberts. Napoleon of course is known to some as one of great military commanders in history.

  2. Stop Breathing Through Your Mouth!

    Bilal Hafeez

    When was the last time you thought about how you breathe? I’m guessing you think more about what you eat, how you exercise, or even how you sleep.

  3. Want to Know How the Big Bang Sounded?!

    Bilal Hafeez

    My head hurts when I think about the Big Bang – the moment when the universe started. How did something come out of nothing?

How to Look At the World In a Completely Different Way

Bilal Hafeez

Images are powerful and the standard world map is etched in our minds. But alternative versions of the map can make us look at the world differently.

How Luck Looks Like Genius In Hindsight

Bilal Hafeez

Jaws is the most successful 'horror' movie of all time. Adjusted for inflation, it also comes in at number seven for all genres of movie.

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