SIJMS #3 – the serial entrepreneur

So I Just Met Pascal Leblanc a few Fridays ago. Pascal is a serial Bitcoin entrepreneur and blockchain expert. He built his first company back in 2014 and is now working on different projects, still very active and willing to disrupt organisations with blockchain technology.

We discussed Bitcoin, entrepreneurship, how to handle failure, what to look for in the blockchain space. Jump in for an overview of what is being built in Montreal.

SIJRT#6 – The great mental models

So I Just Read “The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts” by Shane Parrish. The book is about multidisciplinary thinking: the art of combining thought processes, or mental models, from different fields of knowledge into a better understanding of the world. Combining ideas from psychology, mathematics, engineering, etc. gives one a larger setContinue reading “SIJRT#6 – The great mental models”

SIJMS #2 – History and stories

Last February I had a long chat with Benoit Desgroseillers. Benoit has a background in history and works as a Senior Director at Finances Montreal whose mission is to develop and promote Québec’s financial services industry. Following my curiosity, I wanted to have his opinion regarding the place of finance in our society. We hadContinue reading “SIJMS #2 – History and stories”

SIJRT #5 – What’s mine is mine

So I just read “Capital et Idéologie” by Thomas Piketty. This book is about history and more specifically the history of ideologies. The author studies how economic inequalities and their justification evolved in the last centuries. I think it’s worth the reading. It gave me more hindsight regarding the current state of society and theContinue reading “SIJRT #5 – What’s mine is mine”

SIJRT #4 – The good life

The thread So I just read “Stillness is the key” by Ryan Holiday. The book is about the knowledge of self and the pursuit of happiness. Because what’s the point of having a head full of knowledge if you are not at peace with yourself ? Nobody realizes just how much they love someone whileContinue reading “SIJRT #4 – The good life”

SIJRT #3 – Debt and hangover

If you are interested in learning about large systemic changes that potentially mean the ruin of millions of people, this book is for you. It is about credit and debt and how they are embedded in society. Just like alcohol or lack of sleep, a bit of it is “ok” (and may even help sometimes) but get used to it and you slowly implode. 100% guarantee.

SIJRT #2 – Two monkeys one brain

“Thinking, Fast and Slow” So I just read “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman. Long story short, the book explores what is behind your decisions and thoughts process and mostly, what were the mistakes along the way. It is easy, empiric, fun and more often than not, you see how goofy your thought processContinue reading “SIJRT #2 – Two monkeys one brain”