When I visited India on a vacation, there was one monument I had to see before leaving. It was the Taj Mahal and I read a lot of about it while growing up in school. The monument was commissioned by Shah Jahan who was the erstwhile emperor of India. He built it as an act of love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal who died during child birth.
The Taj Mahal was designed by the architect Ustad Iza and took over twenty years to complete. The emperor even chopped off Iza’s thumbs so that he would never design a more beautiful building in his life time. The Taj Mahal is made up of white marble and is one of the modern wonders of the world. During my trip, I was stunned by the level of architecture and amount of details that has gone into making this monument. It was trip to cherish for life.
I admire women who wear a pixie crown. I would want one for myself, and I can definitely flaunt that, but I can’t for some important reasons. I see such females as the confident and determined ones, especially those in their late twenties and early thirties.
Most of them are successful, at least those that I know of. And I hope to be like them someday. They are the women who are successful in every aspect of their lives. Those who are able to maintain the balance between their career and social life. Right now, I am having a hard time doing that. Maybe girls just simply get better as they age.
I've been wanting to write this post for a long time, because it's the kind of post that will allow me to write more posts, linking this one as background. Because it's so important, I've been waiting for the right time to write it. Sometime like now, when I'm fed, tea-caffeinated, motivated, and have a few hours with no anticipated distractions.
Expected Value, or EV, is the fundamental building block of decision-making. If you don't understand it, whether by name or not, you are not making optimal decisions. If you do understand it, at least you stand a chance.
EV is a term that describes the mathematically predicted outcome of an action. The EV of you finding a dollar on the ground is one dollar. Whenever you find a dollar on the ground, you gain one dollar, so that's the value of that event.
Let's say that you and I are going to flip a coin. If it's heads, nothing happens. If it's tails, you give me a dollar. The expected value for you is negative fifty cents because half the time nothing will happen, and half the time you'll lose a dollar.