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I am Keith Ledig, host of the Super Smart Guy podcast. My passion is to research and explore how to be happy and successful in life through personal development and continued learning. I leverage 27 years of engineering and problem solving experience to research topics and report them on the podcast.

I’m here to SHIFT your paradigm.

Recent Content

2808, 2017

Optimize Reading Retention – 112

August 28th, 2017|

Skim the material beforehand If you are familiar with the subject, or have prior knowledge that can be associated with the new knowledge, the new material will be retained more effectively. immerse yourself in the material. Don't read with the TV on. Read with deliberate practice. Take notes repeat the material to remember better teach it to others, or prepare [...]

2107, 2017

What If There Was No Tomorrow? – 110

July 21st, 2017|

Pontifications More apologies for lateness, I've been sick lately. Also I've been working on my other podcasts: The Confirmation Bias podcast www.confirmationbiaspodcast.com and Every Day Prepper www.supersmartprepper.com. New car fiasco - I bought a new Honda Accord V6 Touring just to find that it makes some whining/ringing noise at highway speeds. The dealer heard the noise but could not fix [...]

2106, 2017

The Secret To Success – 109

June 21st, 2017|

Originally it was thought that the predictor of a person being successful was IQ. Traditional intelligence is a critical factor to being successful, however there are some attributes to intelligence that can lead to ones downfall. One is ego. Ego is the enemy. Also Tetlock in Superforecasting determined that the most intelligent forecasters were not necessarily the most accurate. IQ [...]

206, 2017

The Signal and the Noise – 108

June 2nd, 2017|

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't by Nate Silver Nate silver writes on his blog http://fivethirtyeight.com/ about sports and political forecasting. Most economists try to predict too accurately and are too confident about their skills. Every prediction always needs the proper assessment of a human being. You can use Bayes’ theorem to account for [...]

505, 2017

Hit Makers – 106

May 5th, 2017|

Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson discusses why and how things become popular. He has thoroughly researched his material and the book is written in a storytelling manner which lends itself fantastically to audio. I highly recommend this book for its educational value as well as how easy and enjoyable it is [...]

304, 2017

Human Limits are Arbitrary – 104

April 3rd, 2017|

Human limits are arbitrary. There are many levels of capability, most people are not aware of. When you think you can't, you probably can. When I use to play racquetball there were people I could easily defeat, and those who could easily defeat me. None of which were considered professional. There are many levels of capability. It's a long journey [...]

2303, 2017

What is your Homeostasis? – 103

March 23rd, 2017|

I have seen many people go on a diet. They looked great as a result of their weight loss. They worked hard and achieved their goals through exercise and diet. The problem is pretty much all of them went right back to their original weight and fitness levels a year or less after achieving their goals. Getting to your goal [...]

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