The Art of Unlearning

Jordi Visser

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Below is an excerpt from President and CIO Jordi Visser's recently published whitepaper, "The Art of Unlearning." You can access a full copy of the document by clicking here.

“Over time each chess principle loses rigidity, and you get better and better at reading the subtle signs of qualitative relativity. Soon enough, learning becomes unlearning. The stronger chess player is often the one who is less attached to a dogmatic interpretation of the principles. This leads to a whole new layer of principles — those that consist of the exceptions to the initial principles. Of course, the next step is for those counter-intuitive signs to become internalized just as the initial movements of the pieces were.”

-Josh Waitzkin, The Art of Learning

Historically, I’ve written papers when I felt there was something having to do with the markets or the economy that, in my opinion, differed from the consensus. After all, why write about your views if they cannot add value to people’s thoughts by providing another angle? Read more...

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