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A Mind for Numbers- How to Excel at Math and Science by Barbara Oakley

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1 There are two major memory systems:
Working memory—like a juggler who can keep only four items in the air.
Long-term memory—like a storage warehouse that can hold large amounts of material, but needs to be revisited occasionally to keep the memories accessible.
2 Spaced repetition helps move items from working memory to long-term memory.
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A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley

Very good to learn about how to study, especially useful if you have school going kids at home

Week 1
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1 Surprisingly, your brain can also work on a problem even while you are sleeping and are not aware of anything. But it does this only if you concentrate on trying to solve the problem before falling asleep.
2 Students most commonly use the strategy of repeated reading—simply reading through notes over & over. We & other researchers have found that this passive & shallow strategy often produces minimal or no learning. We call this “labor in vain”.
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Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction
by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner

Week 3
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1 It makes sense that giving analysts a basic grasp of psychology will help them avoid cognitive traps and thus help produce better judgments. But does it? No one knows. It has never been tested.
2 Don’t believe until you test.
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Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction
by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner

Week 2
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1 It’s a rare day when a journalist says, “The market rose today for any one of a hundred different reasons, or a mix of them, so no one knows.”
2 Scientists must be able to answer the question “What would convince me I am wrong?” If they can’t, it’s a sign they have grown too attached to their beliefs.
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Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction
by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner

Week 1
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1 Forecasting is not a “you have it or you don’t” talent. It is a skill that can be cultivated.
2 The one undeniable talent that talking heads have is their skill at telling a compelling story with conviction, and that is enough.
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Unlimited Memory
by Kevin Horsley
Week 1
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1 I am learning to use mind maps so will try to illustrate the broad theme of the book with them.
Will post a complete mind map when I finish reading it.
2. Your memory is the glue that binds your life together; everything you are today is because of your amazing memory. You are a data collecting being, and your memory is where your life is lived.
#memory
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Thought of arranging my earlier tweets on #mp_amt in serial order. Hope it would be useful-
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2. Composite portrait of the Model Superforecaster By Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardener in Superforcasting
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#WeekendReading The Universal Principles of Successful Trading by Brent Penfold
read good reviews of it many times in past
1 If u function only in an environment of certainty & security, like being in a secure relationship or secure job, then trading is not for u
2If u r n intellectual who rarely admits 2 being wrong, then trading is not 4 u,as markets have regular tendency 2 belittle u & make u wrong
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