David Elikwu

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David Elikwu

🧭Decision Fatigue: The Silent Thief of Willpower (Wayfinder #14)

Welcome back to Wayfinder, your fortnightly compass for navigating life’s toughest decisions. Today, we’ll explore a phenomenon that stealthily compromises our ability to make sound judgements: decision fatigue. In Homer's epic, The Odyssey, Odysseus faces a multitude of decisions on his journey back to Ithaca. Perhaps...

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The trap of a good puzzle

The problem with trying to optimise for certain things is that the more data points you collect, the more complex navigating to the outcome can become. If you decide to run and all you do is open the door, run, and come back after a while, running isn’t complex....

David Elikwu

Get in the film room

Not enough people watch game tape. I’m always surprised when I hear podcasters say they don’t listen back to their recordings. When I played American football in university, we watched 'game tape'. Every week we’d gather together in a small lecture room and the head...

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VCs keep waiting for emails

Venture capitalists often complain about founders who suck for not sending monthly update emails. I think a lot of people talk about this like it's a leading rather than a lagging measure. And that's largely because VCs are getting the ensemble average of returns vs time-series...

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Find the right fuel

Marvin Gaye wrote one of the best albums of all time (Here, my dear) because he didn’t want to pay child support. During divorce proceedings, Marvin was ordered to pay more money than he actually had on hand as alimony, so a deal was arranged - 50% of the...

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