2019 New Year’s Resolutions

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A new year brings new hopes. New hopes sprout into new resolutions. Here are some of mine.

Foremost of my New Year’s Resolutions is to publish more on my blog and LinkedIn. The idea is to share thoughts, meet new people and most importantly learn from others. I am hoping that this public commitment will force me to write and publish more.

I also plan on learning a new programming language and operating system. As for the programming language, I am leaning towards exploring Rust. I would also like to revisit the programming language Scheme, which I learned a few years back and used for fun, small projects. As for the operating system, I have been meaning to try Arch Linux.

Moreover, since I love reading and I plan on reading some quality books. Not those that topped the 2018 or 2017 charts. But those that have stood the test of time. Those that Nassim Taleb identifies in his discussion of the Lindy Effect. For example, more of Rumi, John Locke, Peter Drucker, Adam Smith, and the like. I also plan on reading more fiction since I find it sufficiently lacking in my repertoire. Maybe more Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf or Gabriel García Márquez this year.

I have played squash this past year year; I think I will go for something less strenuous in 2019. Possibly more walking in nature.

Lastly, last year my entrepreneurial venture breathed its last after having seen some modest success for 8 years. The best and indeed priceless thing about this failure is the lessons and experiences that I have accumulated. In this new year I plan on at least thinking of something new on the entrepreneurial front as well.

What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

I wish you and your family a great year ahead! I hope it brings you success, health, and joy.