reflection

This is water / esto es agua

This is water

David Foster Wallace called his commencement speech at Kenyon College, “This is water”. He began with a short story about two young fish swimming in the ocean who met an older fish swimming in the opposite direction. This fish nodded at them and said, “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish looked …

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Mr. Scrooge / Sr. Scrooge

Mr. Scrooge

Once upon a time, on a cold Christmas Eve, Mr. Scrooge was sitting in his counting house, watching his clerk in the cell beyond. Suddenly, a cheerful voice cried Merry Christmas, Uncle! The bearer of this voice was a bright-eyed and handsome fellow, Mr. Scrooge’s nephew. Merry Christmas! What right have you to be merry? …

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Entitled to our opinions / Derecho a opinar

Entitled to our opinions

Are we entitled to our opinions? This is a controversial topic. If everyone is entitled to an opinion, are all opinions equally valid in all contexts? Ideally, opinions should be based on facts. And yet, humans have a limited capacity to gather information from reality. What facts should we consider? How do we know what …

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Violence / violencia

Violence

Violence in all its forms has been a pervasive aspect of human history. Whether it’s physical aggression, verbal abuse, or acts of war, it has often been used as a means of resolving conflict, expressing anger, or exerting power over others. We have all seen its effects on human relationships. From an ethical perspective, however, …

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Purpose / Propósito

Purpose

I’ve talked of purpose many times over the years. Today, I want to return to it and offer a different perspective. For many of us, the purpose provides us with a map to navigate life. Along with our set of values, it gives direction and meaning when making decisions and establishing objectives. But more importantly, …

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Importance of ethics / importancia de la ética

Importance of ethics

If it’s legal, it’s right. That’s what many say when asked about some sort of business practices. And yet, recent history shows us the importance of ethics while pursuing business objectives. Regulation will always be behind business This era of digitalization, the use of artificial intelligence and data processing tools, along with changes in people’s …

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Thank you / Gracias

Thank you

Today is my birthday. To be honest, I was actually considering skipping my writing today and spend this time doing nothing as a birthday present. But I finally decided to write a couple of lines to say thank you. This last year, it was great. I got the opportunity to work in some interesting projects, …

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Ockham's razor / La navaja de Ockham

Ockham’s razor

It is said that simplest explanations are usually the right ones. This statement is known as the Ockham’s razor – after an English philosopher named William of Ockham. The rationale behind is easy to understand: why should we complicate things that apparently have a quite straight reasoning? This fallacy is so powerful that it’s easy …

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Totally obvious / Lo que es obvio

Totally obvious

After some weeks away, I’m here again, hoping that you too had some time to do nothing and have fun. During this time off, I reflected about how our context impact our lives. And, being that important, how there are things that we take for granted, and never question because it’s the water we swim …

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