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Rolf Nelson's "The Rational Entrepreneur"

11 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 04 November 2009 09:31PM

New blog up by longtime OB/LWer Rolf Nelson, "The Rational Entrepreneur" at rolfnelson.com.  On "the overlap between entrepreneurship and the modern tools of rationality".  Rolf will post daily through November, and after that it will depend on how much traction the blog gets.

First posts:  Pay more attention to the statistics! (which say to do what you know, not what you love) and Having co-founders is valuable but not crucial (according to a study).

Comments (3)

Comment author: Vladimir_Golovin 05 November 2009 07:05:56AM 2 points [-]

Excellent find. That's exactly the kind of thing I was looking for. Thank you.

Time to resurrect my RSS reader.

Comment author: bgrah449 04 November 2009 10:38:31PM 1 point [-]

I think the "base rate fallacy" and Eliezer's "privileging the hypothesis" are the same thing. Sound about right to anyone else?

Comment author: Cyan 05 November 2009 04:23:32AM 1 point [-]

In the base rate fallacy, you at least have the likelihood ratio. In the fallacy of privileging the hypothesis you don't even have that.