A Ticker A Day Weekend Edition: Applying "Minimum Effective Dose" to My Investor Mindset

  
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Today’s episode is a free weekend edition of A Ticker A Day for all subscribers, where I reflect on the idea of “minimum effective dose” (MED) as it applies to cultivating my mindset as an investor.

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I was originally turned onto this idea by Tim Ferriss, who talks about using MEDs in his books The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Workweek to describe finding the optimal path to achieving a goal such as body change, lifestyle change, and other self improvements through rigorous prioritization of results over activities. I’ve found myself applying this to a wide range of things in my life over the years, including consumption of news, information and investment advice.

I’ve been listening to the latest episode of Sam Harris’ podcast” “Making Sense” this morning, which got me thinking about my own approach to the daily project of cultivating a life worth living. This is on my mind more than ever while stuck at home during Covid, and noticing how repetitive my days can be by default.

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