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Are you tired of putting in the hard work without getting the results you were expecting? Factor 2.9 wants to help you learn, grow and evolve in the true sense of the words! Aiming to see reality for what it is, David (son, 17 yrs) and Magnus (father, 49 yrs) discuss important books and speak to insightful people who have already produced important results in an interesting field. Feel free to listen in and join us on the journey to learn, grow and evolve by a Factor of 2.9.

Are you tired of putting in the hard work without getting the results you were expecting? Factor 2.9 wants to help you learn, grow and evolve in the true sense of the words! Aiming to see reality for what it is, David (son, 17 yrs) and Magnus (father, 49 yrs) discuss important books and speak to insightful people who have already produced important results in an interesting field. Feel free to listen in and join us on the journey to learn, grow and evolve by a Factor of 2.9.
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Are you tired of putting in the hard work without getting the results you were expecting? Factor 2.9 wants to help you learn, grow and evolve in the true sense of the words! Aiming to see reality for what it is, David (son, 17 yrs) and Magnus (father, 49 yrs) discuss important books and speak to insightful people who have already produced important results in an interesting field. Feel free to listen in and join us on the journey to learn, grow and evolve by a Factor of 2.9.

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Episodes

Wiiit #1: The Benefits of Compounding Economic Growth

11/18/2018
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In this first epidode under the headline "Why it is important to" Magnus contemplates the importance of sustained economic growth for any economy. Some people argue that economic growth isn't as imortant anymore, instead we should focus on distributing the wealth better. Listen to get the case against that argument. More compelling & exhaustive arguments for the importance of growth here: https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2006/11/xxx.html

Duration:00:04:30

ToT #2: The ONLY way to Lose or Gain Weight in the Long Run

11/15/2018
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Change bias is becoming more common. As we seek more & more stimuli from our foods and phones we go to the sources of information which will give us the most reward in the moment, the newest, most flashy, the Change. This at the expense of what will actually yield the best long-term results for us. If you REALLY want to gain or lose weight, first of all, don't forget muscle mass is generally healthy, but second, get the basics right before you go in to the nitty gritty.

Duration:00:02:48

#35 Combining Deliberate Habit Formation with Mindfulness Meditation

11/13/2018
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In this first episode with a freer discussion format we talk about how we form new habits and the difficulties we face as we try to keep them, in particular regarding Magnus’ attempt to start meditating regularly. David tells us about his own mindfulness meditation habit and we contrast our personal experiences against Charles Duhigg’s “The Power of Habit” and Sam Harris’ “Waking Up”. TIME STAMPS -------------------- 00:30 Today’s topic: Unknown 01:10 Background: Charles Duhigg’s “The Power...

Duration:00:35:56

ToT #1: How to Evolve Complex Sub-Systems of Reality by means of Anti-Fragility

11/8/2018
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Truth of Thursday! Any purpose or goal that you have set up for yourself is interdependent on some of the complex sub-systems of reality. The brain which came up with your purpose/goal is one! Join David on this first ever Truth of Thursday episode as he explores a property of the majority of the complex sub-systems of the universe, Anti-Fragility. Practically applicable to everything you do, are and think about.

Duration:00:03:26

#34 Learn, Grow & Evolve - Podcast Update

10/24/2018
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In this special podcast update we tell you about the new format of the podcast, what you can expect from us in the future and why we are doing the makeover. TIME STAMPS -------------------- 00:20 Welcome to the new Factor 2.9 podcast 1:00 We will not follow scripts anymore 3:25 We drop the two-week publishing schedule 5:20 We will, on occasion, bring our all-own discussions and topics to the podcast 8:00 We will expose each other's weaknesses on the podcast 12:30 We align the process of...

Duration:00:13:50

#34 The Power of Habit - Shaping the Future You

10/23/2018
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Good habits constitute a powerful tool to create a better future. Bad habits, however, can lead to ruin. But how do we replace bad habits with good ones? Learn how to focus your life using the methods we discuss from Charles Duhigg's "The Power of Habit". TIME STAMPS -------------------- 00:25 The Power of Habit - why are habits important? 2:00 How habits work - the neuroscientific and the psychological perspectives. 4:05 The psychological perspective on habits: cues, routine and rewards....

Duration:00:41:50

#33 Learn Better - Putting Things into Context

10/9/2018
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Being competitive in our era of rapid change requires a growth mindset and a will to constantly acquire new skills. Among such skills, becoming an efficient learner may be the most important one. We discuss principles for acquiring and internalizing knowledge and skills and how they relate to the model proposed in Ulrich Boser's "Learn Better". TIME STAMPS -------------------- 01:00 Two sorts of meaning. Subjective and "objective". 03:00 Systemical learning & thinking - putting things into...

Duration:00:52:28

#32 The Awakened Ape - Practical Health and Happiness

9/25/2018
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For many people the modern way of life leads to stress, anxiety and obesity. This is due to an evolutionary mismatch - we don't live in sync with our genes. By re-adopting some key elements of the ancestral lifestyle we can get healthier, happier and rid ourselves of stress. This is the topic of "The Awakened Ape" by Jevan Pradas, which we talk about in this episode. TIME STAMPS -------------------- 00:30 Intro The Awakened Ape by Jevan Pradas 02:00 Updating our view on happiness 03:00 How...

Duration:00:38:07

#31 21 Lessons for the 21st Century - Shaping a Sapiens-friendly World

9/11/2018
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As we move from the age of liberal democracy we need a new deal for the planet. Facing truly global threats, the rise of nationalism cannot be the answer to the problems of humanity. In "21 Lessons for the 21st Century", Yuval Noah Harari discusses the challenges we are all facing, whether we like it or not, and suggests that the solution is closer to us than we may think. TIME STAMPS --------------------- 00:50 21 Lessons for the 21st Century - background and brief intro 2:30 Part 1: The...

Duration:01:01:19

#30 How To Win Friends And Influence People - Tips for Success in the Digital Age

8/28/2018
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In the self-development classic “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie we learn a multitude of approaches to get the most out of our contacts with other people, be it in relationships, business interactions or other contexts. We discuss these approaches and focus on how they relate to your counterpart’s ego - what drives them in the short and the long run respectively. We also include some of the lessons for the digital age that were added in the updated edition that came...

Duration:00:37:31

#29 Brain Plasticity & our Powerful Unconscious with Ginger Campbell, MD

8/14/2018
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In this episode we speak to Ginger Campbell, MD, long time host of the acclaimed Brain Science podcast, we discuss the difference between the subconscious and the unconscious, whether we can really claim to have a free will and how to address the fact that we tend to be certain about things even when we are actually wrong. TIME STAMPS -------------------- 00:50 Brief Intro of Dr. Ginger Campbell and the Brain Science Podcast. 2:30 How Ginger got to where she is today. 4:05 The most common...

Duration:00:36:52

#28 Endure - Push your limits

7/31/2018
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We know that the ability to "put one foot in front of the other", to push yourself even when everything in your system tells you to stop, is essential to becoming a top performer in any field. But what makes some people better than others at doing that? Is there anything you can do to develop that skill? We give you the answers to these questions along with practical tips for pushing your limits both mentally and physically in our discussion about Alex Hutchinson's "Endure: Mind, Body, and...

Duration:00:36:59

#27 Blink - Develop your Intuition

7/17/2018
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We make snap judgments and assess situations in the blink of an eye - sometimes this is the best way to do it, but sometimes it is not. In episode 27 about Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink" we discuss the science behind snap judgments, what intuition is and how to avoid letting prejudice get the better of our subconscious mind. We also give practical tips for making better decisions by choosing when and where to make them. Time stamps ------------------ 1:00 Blink by Malcolm Gladwell - brief intro...

Duration:00:37:03

#26 Algorithms to Live By - Recipes for success

7/3/2018
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We go about our lives trying to make the best decisions, often without knowing all the variables that influence different situations. In “Algorithms to Live by” by Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths we learn how some of the greatest algorithms used in computer science tackle uncertainty and how they can be transferred to and exploited in daily life. In our discussion we go through a number of practical real life examples to make the takeways truly useful. Time stamps ------------------ 0:30...

Duration:00:50:38

#25 Superforecasting - Get ahead by anticipating the future

6/26/2018
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Our lives consist of predicting what will happen around us - from tiny things in the next few seconds to which job or education will yield us the best outcome. Some people are good at forecasting events that take place in complex systems, such as who will be the next Prime Minister in the UK or the melting rate of the ice in Antarctica. In this episode of Factor 2.9 we discuss the takeaways from the book ”Superforecasting” by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner. You will learn what makes a...

Duration:00:23:48

#24 Extreme Ownership - Owning your shit

6/19/2018
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The only way to truly influence the important things in your life is fully owning them yourself. If your role is to lead other people this is even more important. In “Extreme Ownership” Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share their hard-won insights from years of leading Navy SEALs in combat as well as helping business leaders perform on their battlefield. We draw on the lessons from Jocko and Leif as we provide practical tips for efficiency, decision making and getting results. Time stamps...

Duration:00:25:28

#23 Crypto Voices - Bitcoin, blockchain and the next 100 years

6/12/2018
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In this debut episode of Factor 2.9 in English we speak to Matthew Mezinskis, one of two hosts of the renowned podcast Crypto Voices. Starting at a basic level, Matthew explains what is - and what is not - special about Bitcoin and blockchain technology. Anyone who wants to gain an understanding of these two potentially disruptive phenomena should listen to Matthew’s take on the future for cryptos. This episode in English is published simultaneously as our last and final episode in Swedish,...

Duration:01:01:09

#22 (Swe) Kryptospecial - Bitcoin och blockkedjor

6/12/2018
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I detta vårt sista avsnitt på svenska ger vi en grundkurs i Bitcoin, altcoins och blockkedjor. Fabian och Niklas från Market Makers reder ut begreppen, medan David och hans kompis Davva ger svar på några av de vanligaste frågorna om Bitcoin. I fortsättningen kommer podden att heta Factor 2.9 och vara på engelska - i slutet av det här avsnittet berättar vi varför. Och parallellt med detta sista svenskspråkiga avsnitt lägger vi upp det första på engelska, även det en kryptospecial. Där pratar...

Duration:00:40:58

#21 (Swe) Market Makers - hitta rätt i börsdjungeln

6/5/2018
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En av nycklarna till ett bra liv är en god ekonomi. Fabian och Niklas från Market Makers tar vid där Unshakeable-avsnittet slutade och berättar om vad som krävs för att bli kunnig och framgångsrik på finansmarknaden. TIDSSTAMPAR 1:25 Market Makers - intro o bakgrund 3:30 Niklas och Fabians placeringsstilar och fokusområden 7:30 Om man inte vill placera själv utan använda fonder, hur gör man? 8:45 Hur hittar man intressanta bolag att investera i? 11:15 I vilka områden letar ni bolag? 13:10...

Duration:00:35:48

#20 (Swe) Del 2: Bible of Biases - Listan

6/1/2018
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I del 1 förklarade vi varför det är viktigt att se och förstå kognitiva biases. I denna del fortsätter vi med att gå igenom 37 viktiga biases som du verkligen har nytta av att ha koll på. TIDSSTAMPAR 1:00 De tre kategorierna av biases: att utmana egot, jämförelser mellan olika information, förstå verkligheten 3:35 Kategori 1: Att försvara sin egen uppfattning / världsbild 3:50 Confirmation bias 5:25 Commitment bias 6:45 The sunk cost fallacy 8:50 Reactance bias 9:55 Consistency bias 10:25...

Duration:00:54:12