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Old 05-18-2015, 07:21 PM   #26
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Re: How Beginners Can (Sometimes) Beat Pros at Poker

Op sucks. Would it kill you to put some cliffs in Op rather than forcing people to re-direct to another site and wade through the piece themselves?
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:09 PM   #27
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[He is an expert at becoming an expert.
Exactly enough said
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:23 PM   #28
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Op sucks. Would it kill you to put some cliffs in Op rather than forcing people to re-direct to another site and wade through the piece themselves?
Sorry bulls_horn...no on second thought I am not...read the damn article...not everything can be shortened to 140 characters.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:40 PM   #29
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I didnt think so, Ferriss is extremely risk averse and had mentioned not been aware poker was skill based. I just double checked with a search on my Kindle version and there's no mention of poker.
Ah! I very well could be/ mixing it up with another book but could swear there's a passage in the beginning that goes like -

"There are plenty of jobs where you can work remotely, example, example, poker player, example. (All of which I've tried at a time.)"

But am probably just mixing it up. Thanks for checking.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:03 PM   #30
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Tim is insufferable. Which I hate to say, because I do actually dig a lot of his philosophy...largely just trying to bring a Pareto / 80-20 effort/benefits approach to as much of life as possible.

I'm a big fan of life optimization and personal development...but why does it always have to be delivered in huckster packaging. I just want to wring the guy's neck and tell him to drop the fake laughing and self-promotion that just bring on douche-chills. He's also a serial exaggerator (read: liar), notably in the realm of nutrition and fitness. Listen to any podcast, and he'll tell you how it's not uncommon for people to lose 20 pounds of fat in their first month of his "slow carb" diet (just run of the mill low carb dieting.) Oh yeah, and you can do it without exercising. Everyone I know who's got any fitness knowledge whatsoever think it's basically criminal that he's getting away with making claims so preposterous.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:51 PM   #31
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WTF are you talking about?! I'm a HUGE Tim Ferriss fan!
Ferris is not risk averse.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:53 PM   #32
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Tim is insufferable. Which I hate to say, because I do actually dig a lot of his philosophy...largely just trying to bring a Pareto / 80-20 effort/benefits approach to as much of life as possible.

I'm a big fan of life optimization and personal development...but why does it always have to be delivered in huckster packaging. I just want to wring the guy's neck and tell him to drop the fake laughing and self-promotion that just bring on douche-chills. He's also a serial exaggerator (read: liar), notably in the realm of nutrition and fitness. Listen to any podcast, and he'll tell you how it's not uncommon for people to lose 20 pounds of fat in their first month of his "slow carb" diet (just run of the mill low carb dieting.) Oh yeah, and you can do it without exercising. Everyone I know who's got any fitness knowledge whatsoever think it's basically criminal that he's getting away with making claims so preposterous.
He has tonnes of success stories...
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:07 AM   #33
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Ferris is not risk averse.
Well those are his words, not mine, so i'm not sure what you want me to tell you. He has an extremely conservative angel investment strategy, almost entirely limited to one sector and only in early stage startups that have a 10x potential return, and for which he does months of research for before investing. He's stated many times he HATES gambling, in the poker episode he's playing a $500 sng (maybe less?) but trembling at the prospect of losing, despite having probably an 8 figure net worth. He's so nitty he still drives a 10+ year old truck!! (and no, its not the same as Buffett).

But you're right, i know NOTHING about Tim Ferriss....
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:44 AM   #34
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I'm going to go with the guy who is spelling the author's name right
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:06 AM   #35
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He has tonnes of success stories...
Now there's something you never see in an infomercial.
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:26 AM   #36
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i heard ages ago from people that know him a couple of times that he is kind of full of ****, but I honestly don't really know details... could be misinformation
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:49 AM   #37
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Well those are his words, not mine, so i'm not sure what you want me to tell you. He has an extremely conservative angel investment strategy, almost entirely limited to one sector and only in early stage startups that have a 10x potential return, and for which he does months of research for before investing. He's stated many times he HATES gambling, in the poker episode he's playing a $500 sng (maybe less?) but trembling at the prospect of losing, despite having probably an 8 figure net worth. He's so nitty he still drives a 10+ year old truck!! (and no, its not the same as Buffett).

But you're right, i know NOTHING about Tim Ferriss....
Investing in the riskiest investments were what I was basing it on.
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