Some things are easier to tell whether you're good at than others. I guess you aren't talking about the more assessable things (school/university studies, job, competitive sport, weightlifting, ...) but about things with a strong element of judgement (quality as a friend or lover, skill in painting, ...) or a lot of noise mixed with any signal there might be (stock-picking[1], running a successful startup company, ...).

[1] Index funds are the canonical answer to that one, but you know that already.

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Open thread, January 25- February 1

by NancyLebovitz 1 min read25th Jan 2014318 comments

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