Hey, I’m Mattved, legally Matěj Adámek. Data analyst by profession, economist by education, behavioral psychologist by book collection, cancer survivor since 23, and mentor to a good few.

This is my blog, where I share various academic and technical resources in addition to thoughts on daily struggless, books, and wonderful opportunities. My Views may give you a general context and if you want background, you can check out my profile. And those those who have inspired me are mentioned in My Squad.


I have decided to leave my home country, the Czech Republic, in order to achieve a valuable degree in Economics, as the current academic state of Economics there follows methods of learning highly successful in a group of scientific disciplines, which never have or never will contain Economics.

a year ago in Academic Portfolio

And by Home, I mean more like a country of origin. Because for people who are all over the place, the term becomes increasingly ambiguous. Some even end up saying that their home is everywhere and can be wherever time shifts them. Anyway, for me, the country of origin is

a year ago in Scribbles

I haven’t written anything about books despite the fact that based on recent measurements, all the clothes I wear last me between washes roughly the same time as reading two books. For that reason, I feel it would be reasonable to go back in time by about a

2 years ago in Scribbles

So, I had quite a hard time recently. Worked on a dissertation about the convergence of European post communist nations toward the west, which I thankfuly managed to submit on time at a quality level I am not particularily proud of, but of which I am not too ashamed, still

2 years ago in Scribbles

My first ever serious girlfriend has had a passionate relationship with a band that was then slowly but surely rising up towards the top of popmusic charts. But their growing popularity was the reason for her affection for them, nor was it the reason of the one I came to

2 years ago in Scribbles

The number of languages in the world has been a matter of discussion ever since the birth of linguistics. The number has been varying between 2,000 and 80,000 at a volatility of a twitter stock price and between many, nobody can tell whether it is a dialect or

2 years ago in Scribbles

A friend of mine from high school has recently approached me shortly after reading through my blog with a couple of remarks and questions. And she was right in one thing, that I mostly write about too many things that had been done to me instead of focusing on things

2 years ago in Scribbles

Sixth chapter of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson has lead me to agree with his point that everybody is always wrong about everything. It is not that there would be no correct answers to a specific question. 8+8 = 16, right? Or is it

2 years ago in Scribbles

Okay. There is an issue with John Green’s books, if you are somewhere between generations Y and Z and moreso if you happen to be a nerd. They suck you in and don’t let go until you are done reading them. turtles-all-the-way-down-john-green.jpg And it is

2 years ago in Scribbles

Recently, I have started reading a self-help book with a well put name, The Subtle Art og Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson. He...

2 years ago in Scribbles

Have you ever had a period of time, which was a clear opportunity to achieve something and blew it? I am currently going through one like that and so far, all I have done entailed climbing the ladder in League of Legends. I mean, getting out of bronze is an

2 years ago in Scribbles