What Are The Odds This Is True?

So here’s a thought for you. According to a recent visit to the German History Museum, at its apogee, the Roman army had 400-500 thousand troops to protect the empire’s 50-60 million inhabitants. Today, the United States military has ~1.5 million active duty personnel and a similar number of reservists (source) to protect its roughly… Continue reading What Are The Odds This Is True?

Under Pressure

There have been two fascinating articles published in the past few days talking about how we perform under pressure.  Both are fascinating reading. In the first, The Guardian examines why athletes choke.  The short answer: you think too much.  When you’re a master athlete, you have muscle memory and your actions are literally built into… Continue reading Under Pressure