Availability bias: causes us to base decisions on information that is more readily available in our memories, rather than the data we really need.
Hindsight bias: causes us to attach higher probabilities to events after they have happened when we did before the happened.
The problem of induction: leads us to formulate general rules on the basis [...]
When I was thirty, I was living my dream. I’d already accomplished most of what I’d set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill Walton’s finger in the eye when battling for a rebound. I made mistakes. [...]
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In honor of the upcoming Bond flick, the Economist put together the below chart measuring various Bonds by their kills, conquests, and thirst quenching:
“I am currently the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Australian
National Sprint Cycling Team and have been for about five years. I am also
the Strength Scientist for the South Australian Sports Institute in
Adelaide, Australia, where the National Sprint Program is based. In
addition, for “fun”, I help coach a group of developmental sprint cyclists,
which form the [...]
You know you spend too much time in Excel when it starts sending you invitations.
Because everybody loves a graph. No, really, let me show you with this chart. This axis represents the appreciation of visualized data…
Over the weekend I went on a roadtrip to New England with these guys:
in this car:
Mostly we did this:
If you would like to see more photos, they are here.
Here is a great page of alt key symbol shortcuts:
To access, hold down the alt key and type the number code in the numerical keypad then lift the alt key.
Mostly a note for me because I can never remember how to generate the different little symbols
Commitment: When you have it, people can tell
Having just read the PALE KING by David Foster Wallace, I have been thinking about concentration. Concentration is key element in learning, in being respectful, and in being efficient, things that have always been important to me. So I took a look around and found a couple of simple concentration exercises that I thought were [...]