Philosophical Friday #039: Goals, Visions, And Self-Outsourcing

In the spirit of the Holidays, Peter and Duncan discuss goals, visions and New Year’s Resolutions. Why does setting goals seem to be so important and yet they fail to materialize so often? What are some typical pitfalls and how can they be mitigated? How does the concept of “self-outsourcing” fit into this picture?

Philosophical Friday #038: Long Bets

This week, Peter Bermingham joins Duncan Palamourdas again to discuss the old-fashioned website longbets.org where people make predictions into the (far) future on all sorts of topics ranging from politics and the environment all the way to investing and artificial intelligence. Join them as they attempt to dissect some of these bets, but also talk about the concept of long term speculation in general.

Philosophical Friday #036: Would You Reroll Your Life?

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and the upcoming Holidays, Brad and Duncan discuss the concept of Gratitude and appreciation for one’s poker career and life in general. Why is it important to be grateful and what are some ways to achieve organic and honest content with our achievements, whatever those may be?

Philosophical Friday #034: Juggling Poker And Personal Life

Following Steve’s great suggestion on Twitter, Brad and Duncan discuss the intricacies of personal relationships as they relate to the poker profession. What are some challenges poker players face when it comes to significant others and what is the best way to navigate them in order to find success in both?Join Brad and Duncan as they share their thoughts about the incident and discuss their different perspectives.
What really transpired and which theories make the most sense and why?

More importantly, how do some of the past topics on accountability, influencers, uncertainty, biases, freedom of speech and even Metahumility tie into this bizarre situation?

Philosophical Friday #033: How To Disagree Constructively

Taking a break from all the poker drama, Brad and Duncan dive into the world of disagreement. When are dissenting opinions in good faith and what purpose does that serve? How can one use contradicting conclusions as a tool of identifying areas that potentially need improvement and what is the price that one has to pay to achieve this?

Philosophical Friday #032: The Hand That Shook The Poker World

To nobody’s surprise, this week’s longer than average podcast is about the recent controversy between Garret and Robbi that shook the poker world.
Join Brad and Duncan as they share their thoughts about the incident and discuss their different perspectives.
What really transpired and which theories make the most sense and why?

More importantly, how do some of the past topics on accountability, influencers, uncertainty, biases, freedom of speech and even Metahumility tie into this bizarre situation?

Philosophical Friday #031: Outbursts

This week Brad Wilson and Duncan Palamourdas discuss public outbursts and other extreme emotional behaviors in poker. Are they desirable and entertaining or just an inevitable fact of an otherwise highly stressful game? Is letting out steam a lazy response to an uncontrolled instinct? What are our responsibilities as poker players that can contribute towards a better experience as a whole?

Philosophical Friday #030: Censorship

Motivated by a recent controversy, Brad and Duncan take on the uncomfortable topic of censorship (or lack thereof) around various poker platforms.

How much internal policing is necessary (if at all) and when does it become too much?

What are some good heuristics to improve these environments and what is the role of leadership and communication in any of this?

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