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Stuart McMillan
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Very Stable Idiot Week 26: June 18-24 2018
THE FIRST WORD “If you do what you’ve always done, you will get what you’ve always gotten.” … Improvement is not infinitely linear in nature.  After the exponential improvement in the initial period of learning a new skill, the rate of improvement slows dow...
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Very Stable Idiot Week 25: June 11-17 2018
THE FIRST WORD  "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently." - Warren Buffett … RANDOM RAMBLINGS I’m a big fan of Brad Stulberg’s writing.  He wrote a good book with Steve Magn...
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Very Stable Idiot Week 23: June 4-10 2018
THE FIRST WORD  “Contrariwise,” continued Tweedledee, “if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain't. That's logic.” — Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass … From an interview with Naval: “I think eventually we wil...
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Very Stable Idiot Week 22: May 28 - June 3 2018
THE FIRST WORD  "It is not necessarily the one with more information who will come out victorious; it is the one with better judgment, the one who is better at discerning patterns.” - Frans P.B. Osinga RANDOM RAMBLINGS The Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are ...
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Very Stable Idiot Week 21: May 21-27 2018
THE FIRST WORD  “No, everybody DOES NOT deserve a ribbon.” - Tianna Bartoletta … RANDOM RAMBLINGS I didn’t write a lot this week. I read a lot - but wasn’t feeling very creative, and ended up not taking very good notes, and what I did write was a total mess...
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Very Stable Idiot Week 20: May 14-20 2018
THE FIRST WORD  “In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” — Charlie Munger … RANDOM RAMBLINGS “The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become n...
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Very Stable Idiot Week 19: May 7-13 2018
THE FIRST WORD  “You never change things by fighting the existing reality.  To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” -  Buckminster Fuller … I wish I had Brian Mackenzie’s energy. I’m really digging his stuff right now...
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Very Stable Idiot Week 18: April 30 - May 6 2018
THE FIRST WORD  “All mankind is divided into three groups: those that are immovable, those that are movable and those that move.” — Benjamin Franklin … From Naval’s recent Periscope: “The education system “was developed, and still is this way to some degree...
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Very Stable Idiot Week 17: April 23-29 2018
THE FIRST WORD  How to improve race results: Get faster Get better at racing Many ignore the importance of the latter.   My advice: understand your race model practice your model stabilize your model under varying degrees of arousal … "Mediocrity recognizes...
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Very Stable Idiot Week 16: April 19-25 2018
THE FIRST WORD  “We learn not in the school, but in life.” - Seneca ... Most people are time-wasters.  This is a fact.  Whether it is wasted playing video games, perusing social media channels, watching TV, or otherwise, most of us spend far too much time o...
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