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61 Post author: lukeprog 07 May 2011 01:38AM

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Comment author: gwern 08 February 2012 06:02:21PM 6 points [-]

Sorry, that is entirely not ruthless enough. You also need to be willing to lie, cheat, steal, kill, use people, betray them.

Agency is still pretty absent there too. As it happens, I have something of an essay on just that topic: http://www.gwern.net/on-really-trying#on-the-absence-of-true-fanatics