Noah Blaff

Noah graduated from the Smith School of Business at Queen's University with a specialty in finance and strategy. Noah's spare time is filled with reading, writing, and plotting. His work has been featured in The Queen's Business Review, JNS, and Medium

Books: The Intellectual Anarchy Of Brave New World

One year before graduating high school, I befriended a math teacher. His entire essence was the very antithesis of other, more traditional, teachers. Openly engaging in conversations that surpassed functions and trigonometry, he was well-received by students as an honest teacher, genuinely driven by the development of his pupils. A...

When Optics Conflict with Truth

There are always simple ‘truths’ that are weaponized to represent highly nuanced issues. Along gender lines, this might include the ill-cited ‘fact’ that women make seventy cents on the dollar to men. In university, many of my female friends had become so enveloped in this chimera, that they refused...

Acknowledgements

Storytelling. It’s a gift that some are born with. Some higher-order being must grant certain souls this ability. Entrust them with the power to make our society chug merrily along through fascinating tales. The same way great athletes are born—people with naturally superior physiques and an affinity for certain...

Inspiration is Overrated

On a frigid January morning in 1961, the suave, charismatic John Fitzgerald Kennedy stood on the Eastern portico of Capitol Hill and delivered his inaugural address to the nation. Though he spoke softly, his words carried the stick – and his dogged resolve – as he pledged to fellow...

Lost and Found

I open my eyes and see the world for the first time. This world, at least. Aroused from transient hibernation, I sleepily survey the setting. Gradually, the haze subsides and the world around me forms.I’m sitting at a desk—a carrell, actually—on the third floor of a wood-panelled library. I...