There is a tendency for people to attach information that is familiar to them. Survivorship bias. Availability bias. The list goes on. Connect two points of information, and you have arrived at an infinitely limited point of view. Then the reinforcement cycle begins. The more you notice your inaccurate pattern of causation, the more you attribute to it. While in fact, your model is so highly flawed that you’ve started and accelerated head first in the wrong direction. …


Despite what my baby-face may suggest now, five long years ago, I was seventeen years old. At that time, I had endured my first internship at a prestigious post-doctoral research institute in Princeton, NJ.

A few weeks ago, I found an old blog post describing my experience, and boy, did it hit too close to home. Though I feel relieved that my own perspective has not changed, I am deeply disturbed at how my latest career pursuits relate to it now. Complacency, inefficiency and lack of purpose.

Here goes:

These are my joyous experiences as a first time worker in an office. I cannot know how real this is though, because it’s an educational facility, so the people here are probably nicer. But what do I know? I’ve not yet immersed in a corporate world to know much more than what I hear and see in films. …

Yana O

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