One Formula to Rule Them All: The Maillard Reaction

A friend of mine recently asked me a question that seemed simple at first glance: what is your favorite deep, elegant, or beautiful explanation for some topic of your choosing? Though I took stabs at his question over and over, I couldn’t conjure up a fitting answer. Nothing I knew about seemed “deep, elegant, or beautiful” enough to…

Speed-reading Nonfiction Books

If I could have any superpower at all, I would want to be able to read at superhuman speeds and have perfect recall of everything I read. At first glance, that seems like a stupid power to have; however, in the film Limitless, Bradley Cooper’s character uses those very abilities to become a successful author, financial…

Time Management in Complex Projects

Often, when we are working on complex projects, our final deliverables are over-budget and behind schedule. Obviously, this is a problem not only for businesses, but also for people who value their time and money (i.e. most people). What is it about complex projects that creates so many problems for us? First, we should look…