Meetup : West LA Meetup 01-25-2012

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Discussion article for the meetup : West LA Meetup 01-25-2012

WHEN: 25 January 2012 07:00:00PM (-0800)

WHERE: 10850 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

When: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Wednesday, January 25th.

Where: The Westside Tavern in the upstairs Wine Bar (all ages welcome), located inside the Westside Pavillion on the second floor, right by the movie theaters.

Parking is free for 3 hours.

Discussion Topic: This week is about checklists. Our tentative goal for the evening is to make a rationality checklist to consider before making big decisions. If you have a chance, try to think of some good examples of bad decisions, and good decisions made under uncertainty. You may find some inspiration browsing Wikipedia's list of cognitive biases. Also see the original source of inspiration for this meeting, Charlie Munger's checklists.

This is also a good time to browse recent posts, as they also make for good discussion!

Whether you're a regular reader or totally new, here for the theoretical musings or the practical things, come by and say hello! The conversation is largely unstructured and casual, and the people are awesome. If we have a large group, we may also play a game!

I will bring a whiteboard with Bayes' Theorem written on it.

Discussion article for the meetup : West LA Meetup 01-25-2012

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Any chance that we can get an East LA meeting?

Representin' in East LA would be a true and bold commitment to improving one's rationality. Big ups.

[-][anonymous]10y 0

If someone organizes it, the West LA folks might come to one of the meetups (I probably won't be at the first one or be a regular, as I get around by public transportation). When I started this, I was the only one who showed up. Now our average attendance is around 4.5 (we've had as many as 8).