Josh Waitzkin Interview

I just finished Josh Waitzkin's fantastic book "The Art of Learning" and wanting to learn more about him, and his approach to learning, I found this video on Tim Ferris' site


Josh is a former child chess champion, as well as a Tai-Chi push hands champion (national and international)… He has now taken up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is looking to compete in 2010, or 2011…


Check out the following video! It is a very good interview about his approach to learning, keeping composure during competition, with brief mentions of neuro-plasticity, Buddhism, Robert Thurman's "Tolerance of Cognitive Dissonance," and more…

Highly recommended! 

(Note: I hope to have a review of his book later this week)

The Goon

It's finally up! 


My friend Hugo Hanriot's first indy movie… As well as my first movie to choreograph the fight scenes… 

Warning! Unless you work for the Russian mob, Italian Mafia, or Homeland Security (all various forms of the same thing) this movie is NSFW, or children under 17…

Barring that… Let me know what you think of it!


Thought for the Day

A friend sent this to me via email:


"I think Congressmen should wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers so we could identify their corporate sponsors."


I don't know whether to laugh or cry…