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(A guest post from CFAR April ’13 alum Brienne Strohl) I used to be afraid of checking the balance of my bank account. I felt as though finding out how much money I had caused me to lose money, so I’d go weeks, sometimes a month, without checking it–even though my income was tiny and

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(This is a guest post from Louie Helm, CFAR alum April ’13 and the founder of Rockstar Research Magazine.) Like many people, I have goals. And because I care about my goals, I try my best to track them. Therefore I use the standard tool for tracking goals: Beeminder. With Beeminder, I can see in

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At each of our workshops, we run prediction market games throughout the weekend, which are a chance for participants to check their credence and practice updating their beliefs based on new evidence. When one of the participants suggested a Game of Thrones-themed market at our June workshop in Berkeley, I was happy to acquiesce. Betting

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It’s been almost four weeks since CFAR touched down in Melbourne, Australia — our first foray into running international workshops, after having thus far limited ourselves to the Bay Area and New York. We dove right in with not one, but two back-to-back four-day workshops, plus a short workshop for Aussie startup Draftable. Some highlights

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Scott Adams may be best known for the comic strip Dilbert, but he’s also an entrepreneur many times over. He’ll be the first to cheerfully admit that most of those businesses failed — and to turn those failures into some very thoughtful insights about success and rationality. I checked out Scott’s latest book, “How to

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