Hi there. My name is Rick Zhang and my passion is to help you reach your potential. To that end, I am writing a series of books aimed at applying the latest evidence and best practice techniques to all facets of life. I cite interesting anecdotes and crunch the numbers on what is the best way to achieve wealth, health, and happiness. This blog is meant as a companion to those books by expanding on details and address relevant topics in the news. Every so often, I will also post answers to reader questions.

My background is in electrical engineering and cell biology, but for some reason, I went on to medical school. Today I mix in freelance work with side businesses, writing, and travel. Somehow along the way while growing up I acquired an interest in history, politics, and economics, which I sometimes apply to my books and blog posts.