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Error Correction in Sport is the Key to its Progress

Error Correction in Sport is the Key to its Progress

True philosophers who are burning with love for truth and learning never see themselves . . . as wise men, brim-full of knowledge . . . For most of them would admit that even the very greatest number of things of which we know is only equal to, the very smallest fraction of things of which we are ignorant. Nor are these philosophers so addicted to any kind of tradition or doctrine that they suffer themselves to become their slaves, and thus lose their liberty. William Harvey Alas, I d

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James Smith

Consulting Review- Women's Club Rugby National Champions

Consulting Review- Women's Club Rugby National Champions

1)    “Working with James for a second cycle of coach education consulting has proved invaluable in advancing my understanding of the substrates of high performance sport.  Completing multiple series’ of consulting allowed us to discuss each of the Governing Dynamics multiple times in successive detail; and just as with training or preparation, each time we revisit a concept we are able to develop a deeper knowledge and deeper understanding of the content to then re-integrate into the program. I

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Consulting Review NFL- Cincinnati Bengals

Consulting Review NFL- Cincinnati Bengals

Governing Dynamics of Coaching Consulting Testimonial/Evaluation   Beginning in 2018 I had come to a point in my education and career where I wanted to expand my knowledge. I felt a need to be pushed in areas that may not be strengths of mine and in the past I possibly felt were not needed for me to know or be successful. I spent many years looking for something or someone to provide this education and to be pushed accordingly. I looked into online Doctoral programs and never coul

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Critical Thinking and the Success or Failure of Sport

Critical Thinking and the Success or Failure of Sport

In humans, intellect is tantamount to hardware, while knowledge is tantamount to software; and critical thinking skills are the cash value in most practical circumstances. Intellect approximates to IQ (intelligence quotient) and is relatively fixed by early adulthood. Knowledge, on the other hand, is a mutable domain that is namely distinguished between information (data retention) and understanding.  The former serving a utility during trivia games, computations, or cramming for a test, wh

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Elon Musk as an Example for the Future of Sport Coaching

Elon Musk as an Example for the Future of Sport Coaching

Another Example of Future of Sport Coaching from Elon Musk   At the recent SXSW (south by southwest) event, Jonathan Nolan (screen writer, television producer, director, author) conducted an excellent interview with Elon Musk (CEO Spacex, Tesla, Solar City, Boring Company). Full interview             Those familiar with my social media presence will be familiar with my references to Elon Musk as an extraordinary example of ‘global load management’. For those who do not own “T

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The Independent Cycles of State Space in Sport

The Independent Cycles of State Space in Sport

The Independent Cycles of State-Space in Sport "We are collectively ignorant compared to what we could be. We are a vast population, a vast world, lots of smart people/very capable people. We have many great tools, and we just don't pull that together into a consensus that we can use very well" -    Robin Hanson https://samharris.org/podcasts/119-hidden-motives/ The wisdom contained in the quoted text from Robin Hanson is of universal relevance. In his linked discussion with Sam

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Mathematical Approach to Coaching

Mathematical Approach to Coaching

A deepened understanding of mathematics provides anyone with an added dimensional perspective on the universe as whole. Such is the sentiment that was shared by the famed Charles Darwin who stated "I have deeply regretted that I did not proceed far enough at least to understand something of the great leading principles of mathematics; for men thus endowed seem to have an extra sense". As this regards sport, and preparation as whole well beyond sport, I have found extraordinary utility in no

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James Smith

The Static Institution of Sport

The Static Institution of Sport

The Static Institution of Sport “Infinite ignorance is a necessary condition for there to be infinite potential for knowledge. Rejecting the idea that we are ‘nearly there’ is a necessary condition for the avoidance of dogmatism, stagnation, and tyranny.” -David Deutsch Yet sport remains entrenched in these progress halting factors and the solution to amending this requires a perceptual change. https://www.amazon.com/dp/194620806X In “The Beginning of Infinity” physici

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The Fallacy of the NFL Scouting Combine

The Fallacy of the NFL Scouting Combine

Contrary to the perceptions of ESPN senior writers, the NFL Combine measures everything that doesn’t matter and nothing that does. http://www.espn.com/…/guide-nfl-draft-combine-drills-todd-m… Remember, if everyone knows better, than they'd have done something about it by now See refutations of the article below and if you're interested in reading about the future of sport coaching, coaching education, and hiring coaches: https://www.amazon.com/dp/194620806X 40yd Dash Why is

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What Sport has to Gain from Gastronomy and Building

What Sport has to Gain from Gastronomy and Building

Ask any executive chef, trained in the French discipline, any question regarding the operational specifics of Sous Chef, Chef de Commis, Chef de Partie, Saucier, Poissonnier, Rotisseur…and the executive will provide you with a tutorial on the intricacies of each responsibility and, most importantly, how they are synthesized into the composite of each meal item as a result of either a governing recipe (i.e. blueprint) or what has evolved from what began as a recipe into a broad and deep understan

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Governing Dynamics Consulting

Governing Dynamics Consulting

Culture begins with genetically transferred information at the level of our genes and traces back throughout our genetic ancestry. §  Once born, it becomes a set of ideas that influence all thought and behavior. §  Throughout life, it manifests as the collective of human intellectual achievement. §  It is the bedrock from which every conceivable action emerges and must not be thought of merely as a set of ethical values that resides in posters on the walls of your building.

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A Single Fixed Constraint to Tactical Possibilities

A Single Fixed Constraint to Tactical Possibilities

The following reality exists amidst universal considerations: any physical transformation is achievable so long as it does not violate a known law of physics; and the only reasons a physical transformation is unachievable, if it does not violate a known law of physics, is that there isn't enough knowledge to solve it yet, or it violates a law of physics that has yet to be discovered. The analog to this, regarding the single fixed constraint governing sport/military tactical possibilities, are th

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Invalid Logic in Sport Coaching

Invalid Logic in Sport Coaching

Contrary to public misconception, we do not gain understanding knowledge by imitation.             The reality is that “All knowledge is conjectural, and comes from within at first”- David Deutsch             What this signifies, though non-intuitively at first and in refutation of the fallacy of Empiricist claims, is that we do not gain or create knowledge by way of observing, bearing witness, watching, listening, being mentored, or in any other way explicit derivation. Imitation, su

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