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by TheProcess
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

Re: Hi!

Smashter wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:21 pm
Whoa! Why bury this in a PM? I'm sure a ton of people could benefit from your actionable advice.
Possibly because it's been covered on the forum...I highly recommend reading through cimorene12's journal from a couple years back if you haven't yet.
by TheProcess
Thu May 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Usefulness of Strategy Consultancy models
Replies: 10
Views: 2796

Re: Usefulness of Strategy Consultancy models

Great thread. I worked as a management consultant for the first 6 years of my career. Not an MBB firm, although we competed successfully against them in a number of places. We owned a niche part of a niche business and executed on it very well. (Which, incidentally is a textbook strategic approach.)...
by TheProcess
Tue May 28, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Range by David Epstein
Replies: 13
Views: 2868

Re: Range by David Epstein

Good podcast with Epstein out today that shares a lot of the ideas (Invest Like the Best): https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/mathew ... refid=stpr
by TheProcess
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 543
Views: 74564

Re: Reading Recommendations

Relevant books from my reading list as I've grappled with psychological issues / unhappiness / whatever since 2012, with some sort of descriptor from my reading journal (some are more helpful than others), presented in the order in which I read them. Quite a list! Thank you so much. Enjoy these par...
by TheProcess
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 543
Views: 74564

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

I've continued my reading into meditation, having recently slogged through a dense book on the intersection of psychology and meditation. I may post some of my reading notes here some day, but I don't have the energy to try to condense my 6 (!) single-spaced pages of reading notes into something co...
by TheProcess
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Will a Robot Take Your Job?
Replies: 22
Views: 3975

Re: Will a Robot Take Your Job?

Re: the white collar / blue collar dichotomy, isn't it plausible that white collar jobs be just as affected? Maybe in a way they are more vulnerable because you don't even need a robot to replace you, just a good enough computer program. The computing resources needed to run these programs are cheap...
by TheProcess
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Nonconformity is the highest evolutionary attainment of social animals
Replies: 24
Views: 4022

Re: Nonconformity is the highest evolutionary attainment of social animals

I remember hearing a discussion about this someplace, but damned if I can remember where. Hell, it might've been on this board... The upshot was that the species will produce some number of iconoclasts/misfits. And that these members of the culture take risks and deviate from the behaviors of the no...
by TheProcess
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best places to fly to on the weekend? (assuming lodging = friends & flights = Frontier)
Replies: 26
Views: 2816

Re: Best places to fly to on the weekend? (assuming lodging = friends & flights = Frontier)

@OP: You're in FL? Done the keys? Get a kayak and paddle around, the whole state has tons of water trails (maybe some pictures here https://www.floridarambler.com/florida-camping/kayak-trail-fisheating-creek-florida/ are inspiring?). Everglades are gorgeous. Learn to sail? Take a small craft from Ke...
by TheProcess
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: How to deal with being a sore loser
Replies: 29
Views: 4177

Re: How to deal with being a sore loser

+1 on Finite and Infinite Games. Really unique book. It might actually be enough of a mindshift to solve this problem.
by TheProcess
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: DIY software development and/or electronics?
Replies: 22
Views: 4142

Re: DIY software development and/or electronics?

I recently hacked up a web app(*) to help myself find people to follow on Twitter. Basically you input two twitter users that you like, and I show you the friends they have in common so you can see if there are others you'd like to add. This isn't novel or difficult, but it's implemented in a way th...
by TheProcess
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Which Nassim Nicholas Taleb Book Do I Read First?
Replies: 8
Views: 3802

Re: Which Nassim Nicholas Taleb Book Do I Read First?

I have read most of them. There are common threads and interesting connections throughout them all but I can't think of any single book that summarizes all the ideas. I would pick whichever one seems the most interesting. They all took me longer to read than I thought they would - good ideas, discur...
by TheProcess
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Hacking Professional Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 1931

Re: Hacking Professional Experience

I have been pondering this exact thing for a while. My current role is managerial and I have no technical training except self study, but I'm slightly obsessed with machine learning. We have some PhD data scientists in our department and I would much rather be doing their work. But I'm paid to manag...
by TheProcess
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Scale
Replies: 3
Views: 2531

Re: Scale

Reminds me of this book I had checked out of the library a couple of months ago (sadly it came due before I could get more than a chapter or two in, but would be a good read for someone who found the OP interesting). What I remember learning from it is that the self-similar nature of natural and hum...
by TheProcess
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: un-lurking
Replies: 12
Views: 1994

Re: un-lurking

So I was buried in work all week and am surprised to see this thread still on the 'active topics' page. Thanks everyone for the love. Honestly, I don't know how some of the power-posters here do it- such a large amount of well-formulated prose on a variety of topics! I definitely can't keep up. I do...
by TheProcess
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Barbell Investments and Other Ways to Reallocate Cash
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Barbell Investments and Other Ways to Reallocate Cash

There's something called the volatility skew ...And I've already learned a new vocab word. Thanks! Reading up on it. Regarding tail risk, I guess what I'm trying to say is that I feel like it's starting to get elevated, and so I'm looking for a way to position myself such that I'm able to benefit f...
by TheProcess
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: un-lurking
Replies: 12
Views: 1994

un-lurking

I have been inspired slash maybe a bit shamed into posting here. I have been reading the blog/forum since (oh jeez) 2009. Basically after graduating from college it took less than a month before I came home and asked google how to retire as early as humanly possible. Since then, I've made a lot of p...
by TheProcess
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Barbell Investments and Other Ways to Reallocate Cash
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Barbell Investments and Other Ways to Reallocate Cash

[Hello! First post. I will introduce myself shortly on the introductions sub-forum (edit: here ). This is an investing question, but I usually find investing boring overall and generally neglect it. So if it's too noob, please say so and I will remove it.] My current asset allocation contains a lar...