Related to: Extreme Rationality: It's Not That Great
On the recent topics of "rationality is all very well but how do we translate understanding into winning?" and "isn't akrasia the most common limiting factor?", one of the best (non-recent) articles on practical rationality that I've come across is:
Interestingly, it uses a different kind of martial art as a metaphor. I conjecture it to be the sort of metaphor that just works well for humans.
(Most of Spolsky's posts are good reading even if you're not a programmer. I'm not in the New York real estate market but I still enjoyed his posts on that topic. He's just that good a writer.)