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Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #23

February 23, 2018

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment:   Falcon Heavy Thought I was watching a movie: Speaking of rockets, […]

Is your business too worried about Amazon?

February 5, 2018

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Many business articles revolve around: Artificial intelligence Amazon I wrote a lot about AI in 2017. Let’s talk about Amazon in 2018. – FOMO never fails Fear Of Missing Out. The business version of peer pressure. You feel you need to get on, or copy, Amazon because everybody else is. History is littered with downsides […]

Be careful trying to predict clients

January 10, 2018

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Predicting the future has always been good business. So much media is either talking about what just happened, or what’s going to happen next. Of course, nobody knows what’s going to happen. In sports, we say “that’s why they play the game.” With personal training, with new clients, I consider there to be two kinds […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #22

December 18, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – How an Olympic Runner Hits Race Weight This topic needs more […]

Can deep learning tell you when you’ll die?

December 1, 2017

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–Improving Palliative Care with Deep Learning This is an artificial intelligence study. The researchers took electronic health records, age gender diagnoses treatments scans drugs to predict whether you’ll be dead in 3-12 months. If so, you’re a candidate for palliative care, rather than continuing e.g. aggressive cancer treatment. The authors have good intentions, but start […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #21

September 11, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – Our monthly reminder of what Facebook thinks of us First, Facebook bought […]

How much money can a personal trainer make?

August 21, 2017

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I’ve previously covered the average personal trainer salary in The financial reality of being a personal trainer. In this post we’ll go outside the average and think about what’s a plausible maximum income. – General assumptions: You will work morning OR nights, but not both The fact is in a gym the middle of the day is largely […]

AI will not take all jobs- looking at artificial intelligence through the lens of sports

July 24, 2017

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It’s hard to go a few days without seeing yet another article about the impending doom of artificial intelligence. This doom is related to two arenas- Skynet Taking jobs Most AI researchers don’t take 1. seriously. Pedro Domingos, in The Master Algorithm, says “The chances that an AI equipped with the Master Algorithm will take over the […]