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Infinite Loops

Aug 10, 2023

Why is hard work a form of laziness? Why should we be wary of short-term success? How can imagining parallel worlds help us make better decisions? Author, management advisor, and researcher Luca Dellanna joins us to discuss these questions and more!

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Show Notes:

  • Ergodicity: survival is king

  • Why sample size matters

  • The two types of competitors

  • Teaching by signaling

  • The parallel worlds approach to decision-making

  • Racing to the bottom

  • Why working hard can be a form of laziness

  • The three things managers should prioritize

  • Why desiring change isn’t enough

  • Fighting avoidance with actionable small steps

  • “Mixed values produce mixed results”

  • Thinking by writing

  • What Luca has learned from living in multiple countries

  • Luca as Emperor of the World

  • MORE!

Books Mentioned:

  • Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder; by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  • What Works on Wall Street; by Jim O'Shaughnessy

  • Ergodicity: Definition, Examples, And Implications, As Simple As Possible; by Luca Dellanna

  • The Control Heuristic: The Nature of Human Behavior; by Luca Dellanna

  • 100 Truths You Will Learn Too Late; by Luca Dellanna

  • Tao Te Ching; by Lao Tzu