or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by narmno

Don't have permission to edit, so adding on (last post--promise!): If you like reading and have spare time to learn more about Gladwell, read here: http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2009/11/pinker-on-gladwell.html  The blogger is a genius theoretical physicist.
 So Eriksson found some accomplished violonists and saw the best ones had put in 10,000 hours of work. Gladwell puts this in his book and constantly references a "10,000 rule" which (quoting Wikipedia) states that "the key to success in any field is, to a large extent, a matter of practicing a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours." This is called saying something out of thin air. The rule has since been debunked many times. It's fine to read Gladwell for his...
 You should certainly learn from teachers, coaches and mentors. Try things that coaches tell you, listen to your teacher, listen to feedback, etc. but you should never blindly follow the "life advice" someone gives you. You should internally understand it and then carry out what you think is best. If you do end up following the advice for a bit, you'll end up constantly re-evaluating it, stopping if it feels wrong, having some sense of control/autonomy, etc. You'll perform...
What have we learned from this?   1. If you practice for 10,000 hours you can become good at anything.   Jk. Here are some of the real lessons:   1. Never follow anyone else's advice.   Never trust what an "expert" tells you. Unless you're dealing with something repeatable that he's seen before, he doesn't know better than you.   Instead: Gather data. Understand the feedback other people give you. Critically evaluate the suggestions of others.   Dan's mistake:...
Somewhat encouragingly, Dan is taking a step into "common sense" territory. He asked Mark Broadie about strokes gained and said he would check out his book:   https://twitter.com/thedanplan/status/480360173865668608   "Strokes gained" is a solid statistic. It will unequivocally tell him his long game sucks and is not trending towards Tour-level.   The previous stats he's been using have been worse than useless. They've given him the freedom to 'weasel' with stories...
The scores are high: average of the rounds turned in so far is 73.83!
One possible argument against a DQ is that the Masters is supposed to be about historical traditions. Historically, you wouldn't have people at home carefully reviewing video and interview transcripts to conclude that Tiger should be DQ'd.   This is really blowing up on Twitter. Hank Haney is worried (Haney thinks Tiger will win if he doesn't get disqualified). Bob Estes says it was a clear infraction. The list goes on and on.
New Posts  All Forums: