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(CNBC)   The idea of marginal gains: make a 1% improvement in a range of things and all of a sudden you're a champion   (cnbc.com) divider line
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2021-02-25 1:39:03 PM  
They discussed this concept in "Joys of Compounding" that i read awhile ago.

Essentially try to improve yourself 1% a day, and you will hit a 37x. (1.01^365). If you decrease yourslf 1% a day by doing things that dont allow you to grow, then you get reduced to 3% of who you were.(.99^365).

Can you really improve yourself 1% per day? Most likely not. But it is there to show that incremental gains compound on themselves in all areas of life other than finance.

/surprisingly not subby
 
2021-02-25 2:12:21 PM  
This concept is fundamental to quality control in Japanese manufacturing.
 
2021-02-25 2:25:00 PM  
Kaizen. It has been around for a long, long time.
 
2021-02-25 2:26:52 PM  

AsparagusFTW: Can you really improve yourself 1% per day? Most likely not.


"Most likely" not? More like absolutely not.

I don't care how weak your starting point is, you aren't going to increase your bench press or running speed by 37x in a year.


1% per week (1.67x over a year) may be feasible if your starting point is "untrained"
 
2021-02-25 2:33:55 PM  

OptionC: AsparagusFTW: Can you really improve yourself 1% per day? Most likely not.

"Most likely" not? More like absolutely not.

I don't care how weak your starting point is, you aren't going to increase your bench press or running speed by 37x in a year.


1% per week (1.67x over a year) may be feasible if your starting point is "untrained"


As I said in my post.....

it was used as an example to show the theory.

/please read
//thanks
 
2021-02-25 3:17:54 PM  
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I wrote that a few nights ago and this philosophy was my inspiration.
 
2021-02-25 4:28:09 PM  

king of vegas: [Fark user image 425x210]

I wrote that a few nights ago and this philosophy was my inspiration.


You erased your last name twice but didn't do it for the third time in that short example.  I think you are losing 1% daily, not gaining 1%.  :-P
 
2021-02-25 4:29:03 PM  

tedduque: Kaizen. It has been around for a long, long time.


It's why Toyotas are Toyotas and not Chryslers.
 
2021-02-25 6:04:33 PM  
"Marginal Gains" was the team philosophy of Sky Cycling as far back as 2011. Combined with a ton of money and a focus on every aspect, it worked and they dominated the sport.

Now, after a decade, cycling fans are SO tired of hearing those 2 words next to each other that you can tell the commentators are trying to avoid it and say stuff like "small improvements" and "just that little added benefit".
 
2021-02-25 11:39:26 PM  

Geotpf: tedduque: Kaizen. It has been around for a long, long time.

It's why Toyotas are Toyotas and not Chryslers.


W. Edward Deming.
He's an icon in Japan.
 
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