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About 2016-10-22T13:49:14+00:00

What is Confirmation Bias? It’s a tendency to interpret information in a way that confirms your preexisting beliefs while giving less consideration to alternative possibilities regardless of fact. Our goal is to breakdown these biases and get to the root of the issue, and address why your preconceived notions may need to be updated.  To live bias free, you need to approach current events without emotional bias and understand the root of the issue. This doesn’t mean you can’t get emotional about an issue. But, it’s important to understand when your emotion clouds your judgment. We talk about current events in the news and root out the irrational

Credits

Graphics: Javier Juarez

Music: Original score by TrevorStrike

Keith Ledig
Keith LedigHost, Web Design

I am a Systems Engineer with 26 years of industry experience in problem solving. A significant part of my job has been to learn and understand new technologies very quickly. Often I will be confronted with a problem in a domain that I am not familiar with, and the expectations are to learn the domain and solve the problem. This always seems to happen on a tight schedule, I didn’t have a lot of time to figure things out. It’s like a game of speed chess, but without knowing the rules of chess. Management just want results, and the faster the better. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Computer Science, both from the Florida Institute of Technology. I’ve worked on satellite technology and ground stations, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and several weather satellite and data imaging systems.

However, I was struggling with my soft skills. I wanted to become a more well-rounded person, with success in all aspects of my life. So I decided to apply my engineering skills to solve other problems in the areas of health, wealth, and relationships. I’m a regular guy just like everyone else does. I worry about things that keep me up at night. Will I have enough money to retire? How’s my health? What am I going to do when I’m older? Will my kid be OK? What can I do to make an impact on the world? What will be my legacy?

I love home projects, I’m a do-it-yourself kind of guy. It gives me a great sense of satisfaction when I look at a completed project, knowing that I did it. I also love to learn. In this modern age of technology, we have so many sources of knowledge which I take advantage of as often as possible. Books are the first source of information most people turn to. Think about it, someone can succeed or fail for decades and write it down in a book. You can buy that book for 10 dollars and read over a weekend. What a great way to learn from people’s mistakes and expand your wisdom. Audio books are also an invaluable source of information. I listen to them all the time while working out, going for a walk, or just doing day to day activities. And it’s great for long drives or commutes on the train.

The most revolutionary source of information in the history of mankind is the World Wide interWebs. The web is full of valuable information, and the best part is it’s searchable – that’s huge. Within the internet you will find YouTube, the modern version of television. There are many educational videos to be found there, great for DIY people. Just avoid the click bait. YouTube is my television.

I am also host of the Super Smart Guy Podcast. I will help you optimize your performance with health, wealth, and relationships. You can find it in iTunes, Stitcher and everywhere else that has podcasts. Web site: www.supersmartguy.com

I also teach Latin dance, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Cha Cha for 15 years. I love wine tastings, improv comedy class, and working out (biking, running, kayaking and strength training).

Kevin Ledig
Kevin LedigHost
I’m a tax attorney who received my law degree from New York Law School. I also hold a bachelor of arts in journalism from Rutgers University. Although I’m licensed to practice law in both New York and New Jersey, my focus is more in the academic/research area.

I’ve been described as a bleeding heart, a devil’s advocate, someone who enjoys arguing for the sake of arguing, and a dyed in the wool liberal. I guess I could wear those names as badges of honor, I like to think that I simply take a more objective view on things. I get very emotional with regard to current events, but I find it easier to step back and consider events after emotions have run their course.

I enjoy urban exploration, hiking, camping, cycling, sports, and pub trivia. I play the guitar and walk very fast.

Some of my favorite blogs/podcasts include:

the vlog brothers
the cracked podcast
the young turks
how stuff works
the atheist experience
NPR’s planet money
Radiolab
StarTalk Radio