Redpath Seminar: The Future of Asia

On Saturday, I attended The Future of Asia Redpath Seminar. It was an opportunity to learn from some incredible thinkers, I couldn’t have been happier with the mental meal I gorged on.


Inspired by this guy (+ this) and a study that found doodlers actually often have better memory recall, I tried drawing the speakers while taking notes. I’ve never seriously drawn anything in my life, I actually kind of liked it, might try to get better at it.

You might enjoy my summary page which contains some interesting nuggets out of about 15 pages of notes. Here’s the event’s brochure for more data.

Redpath Seminar Note Summary

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