Puzzle Rush

Puzzle Rush

Update: 2019-06-2085
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Malcolm challenges his assistant Camille to the Law School Admissions Test. He gets halfway through, panics, runs out of time, and wonders: why does the legal world want him to rush?
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Sean Noonan

Good episode. I wasn't sure why Malcolm insisted that decisions about time limits (LSAT, chess) are arbitrary. I don't see why that is necessarily true. Presumably there may be valid reasons for the selected time limits. Off the top of my head (and this may be a poor suggestion on my part), it may be related to how well a candidate or player performs under pressure. I suppose you could say 35 minutes specifically is an arbitrary number but it would have a specific purpose (to apply pressure), and honestly unlimited time is as arbitrary as a specific time limit.

Aug 27th
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Vernon Shoemaker

Sean Noonan If it were competition, the time constraints represent an even playing field, both sides equal. (One of Mr Gladwell's books addresses this subject by contrasting a Mozart and a Darwin because in the game of life we're not the same and it becomes an issue of both fairness and exploiting potential.) If a test, it probably suggests the ability of a person to process information quickly and accurately. This was my understanding when I took the ACT, that it tested a set of skills related to success in college.

Sep 2nd
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Jacob

Sean Noonan i really like this episode

Aug 28th
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Justin Malek

Thank you so much for covering this topic! I grew up living the hare mentality, and managed to navigate it well. But, as I enter my late 30's and further my career, I find much more value in adopting the tortoise mentality. Great decisions require time to process and examine, especially when the stakes are high. Having passed, every timed, standardized test I have ever taken, the only award I have to show you is my ability to navigate complex issues quickly. Some call this efficiency, and I do know there are times that this skill is useful. However, I always emerge from the other side, knowing I could have done better... if only I had more time Please keep it coming Malcolm. I am always willing to wait... Cheers, J. Malek Boise, ID

Jul 17th
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Drew Brid

Justin Malek Great! Cheers!

Jul 18th
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Vince Quinones

Malcolm - for the sake of science and curiosity, what was your LSAT score?

Jun 24th
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Puzzle Rush

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