How to Prepare for a Big Event (From a Jeopardy Champion) & Making Sense of Statistics
Where do potholes come from? Did you know there is a “pothole season” when they are more likely to happen? This episode begins with a discussion on one of my biggest pet peeves - potholes. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/642198/reason-roads-have-potholes
We all have big events we need to prepare for. Whether it’s a speech or an interview or a performance of any kind, you need to be prepared. So what is the most effective way to prepare? One person who knows a lot about preparing for a big event is Buzzy Cohen. He was a 9-game winner on Jeopardy who then went on to victory in the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions. Buzzy claims it wasn’t that he was so smart - he just prepared better. Listen as he shares his insight into the best ways to prepare for any big event or performance. He also talks about his experience on Jeopardy. Buzzy is the author of the audio book Get Ready: A Champion's Guide to Preparing for the Moments that Matter (https://amzn.to/3tSdp04).
While people often use data and statistics to make an argument or support their case, it also seems that more of us are less trusting of that data. Should we be? It often seems that you can use data to support any argument. So how can we better understand how data and statistics work and how can we use these to improve our understanding of the world? Here with some excellent advice is Tim Harford who has been called “the best popular economics writer in the world.” He is author of the book The Data Detective: 10 Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics (https://amzn.to/3jENog6).
Have you ever forgotten something and worried that your memory maybe isn’t working right? It happens to people at every age. Often the reason it happens is simple and relatively easy to fix. Listen as I explore 3 things that can mess with your memory. Source: Scott Hagwood author of Memory Power (https://amzn.to/2LO2ofm)
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