Hello, my name is Abhishek Chakraborty (better know as coffeeandjunk on the internet). I live in Mumbai, India. Welcome to my internet home!

I’m a designer and an entrepreneur based out of Mumbai. I have a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Agartala, and a master’s degree in Interaction Design from IIT Bombay.

I write about clear thinking and decision making. The central theme of my work is to help you identify how the world works so that you can make it work for yourself.

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There are always two sides to everything—the good and the bad, the seen and the unseen, the upside and the downside. In other words, the coffee and the junk. I address both. How to both avoid and exploit cognitive biases to get things done. How to both avoid and exploit logical fallacies to win arguments. And also, how to see both the positive and the negative aspects of a strategy.

I follow the adage of the great Charlie Munger:

“Well, the first rule is that you can’t really know anything if you just remember isolated facts and try and bang ‘em back. If the facts don’t hang together on a latticework of theory, you don’t have them in a usable form.”

“You’ve got to have models in your head. And you’ve got to array your experience-both vicarious and direct-on this latticework of models.”

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My dream is to help a million people through my work—help them get better jobs, build better relationships, make better decisions, build better habits, achieve both wealth and success, and live a good life.

I spend my free-time reading books, building products, and playing board games.

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My email address is hellocoffeeandjunk@gmail.com. I love talking to individuals and small businesses at any time, for any reason. So please feel free to drop me an email. I respond to as many as I can, time permitting. Nothing makes me happier than helping people out.

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