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133: Using sports science to stack probability in favor of trading success w/ James King

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133: Using sports science to stack probability in favor of trading success w/ James King

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Up until recently, James King was the Performance Director at a commodity trading firm in London, Mandara Capital. And it was here that he implemented scientific methods to stack probability in the favour of success—by using techniques he learned from his education in Applied Sports Science and Performance Psychology.

Now, James is setting out on a new venture, Project Thor, which aims to support talented retail traders with extra capital and other beneficial resources—which we discuss briefly towards the end of the episode. But for the most part, we cover…

Topics of discussion:

  • Identifying principles which allow individual traders to stack probability in the favor of success, and the necessity of choosing the right things to focus on.
  • How James used a scientific method for hiring talent—doing away with interviews, the use of technology during initiation, and testing for resilience.
  • Ensuring you have a healthy motivation for what you do, how stretch targets can 10X your results, and the one question that should drive every single decision.

James King: Contributor to Men’s Health, former Performance Director at Mandara Capital, founder of Project Thor.

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