New Breakthrough in Marathon

In 1991 M. Joyner wrote a paper modeling the optimal marathon performance on the basis of physiological factors and predicted a time of 1:57:58 under limit conditions. Yesterday Eliud Kipchoge ran a marathon in 1:59:40, breaking the 2h barrier! Here is the paper:

Indian Cricket Player – A Multibagger?!

Saw this interesting post on Twitter. The 1983 Cricket World Cup team members got Rs 2100 per ODI. Today it is Rs 6,50,000 per ODI (Rs 15 Lakh per test match and Rs 3 Lakh per T-20) That's a CAGR of 18.5%! Very close to what Warren Buffett has achieved (19-20% CAGR, but for 55... Continue Reading →

World Chess Championship Begins Today

World Chess Championship begins today! This is the first time when world rates #1 (current champion, Carlsen) and rated #2 (challenger, Caruana) are just 3 points close. Also, this is the first time when both player are rates above 2800. And lastly, this is the first time since Bobby Fischer (1972) that an American... Continue Reading →

The Tipping Point, Chess and My Prediction

  Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller book “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference” was published in 2000. Gladwell defined a tipping point as "the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point". The book seeks to explain and describe the "mysterious" sociological changes that mark everyday life. The overarching theme is... Continue Reading →

Chess, Character and Champions

The World Chess Championship in New York has entered an interesting phase. After seven straight draws, we've finally witnessed a decisive result at the World Chess Championship. Sergey Karjakin of Russia, the challenger, claimed the first full-point on Monday against titleholder Magnus Carlsen of Norway. More interestingly, Magnus Carlsen declined to attend the Round 8... Continue Reading →

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