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Shane Parrish (Farnam Street)
Lives in Ottawa, ON, Canada
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"Meditation takes gumption. It is certainly a great deal easier just to sit back and watch television." So why bother?
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"At first, poaching stars from competitors or even teams within the same organization seems like a winning strategy. But once the star comes over the results often fail to materialize."
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In this interview, Billy Beane offers an interesting perspective on decision making, challenging entrenched thinking, and avoiding biases.
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We automatically connect a stimulus (thing/person) with pain (fear) or pleasure (hope).  As pleasure seeking animals we seek out positive associations and attempt to remove negative ones. This happens easily when we experience the positive or negative consequences of a stimulus. The more vivid the event the easier it is to remember.
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“Sitting still,” says Pico Iyer, “is a way of falling in love with the world and everything in it.”
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he notion of regression to the mean was first worked out by Sir Francis Galton. The rule goes that, in any series with complex phenomena that are dependent on many variables, where chance is involved, extreme outcomes tend to be followed by more moderate ones. ...
Regression to the Mean says that in any event where chance is involved —think good or bad performances— extreme outcomes are followed by more moderate ones.
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“We are each a river with a particular abiding character, but we show radically different aspects of our self according to the territory through which we travel.”
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