The Great Game Theory Guide: #14 Using “Big Data” to Create Winning Strategies
Q. Lewis, where do you get the information you need to create winning game-based strategies?
A. Many ask how I access so much information across so many disciplines and fields of exploration, and do it so quickly and accurately. My research, sourcing, and process has been developing for over forty years.
Now, before I answer your question it might be helpful if we begin with a short introduction to the basics of game theory. Below is an article (a 6-minute read) as well as a more in-depth video embedded in the article. Both were created so they would be understood by 12-year-old.
Using all of the gaming skills you have learned from the sandbox, through Rubick’s Cube, and now into video games and sports will change your life in every way, for the better.
The Article: Click on the title ‘the Best Introduction…’ just below.
A. Now to answer your question. In recent years my information gathering process has unfolded in the following way.
1. I put a concept into the subject line of any number of internet-based search engines. For esoteric or obscure subjects I often go to specialized search engines or offline sources including general knowledge English-language encyclopedias such as Encyclopedia Britannica.
2. Often my entry into and initial exploration of a subject takes place on Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia. Wikipedia at times, being a collaborative information vehicle consisting of a diverse pool of contributors (some biased towards a certain person or subject) has been known to miss state facts or offer inaccurate information. Because of this I seldom use information directly from Wikipedia but use it as a starting point to explore the specific information in greater depth.
3. At At this point I usually check quotes or facts in Wikipedia pages for accuracy against at least three sources other than the original — meaning that the information in these sources is not drawn from Wikipedia or other online dictionaries or encyclopedias.
When I use information from Wikipedia, I always comply with one of the licenses Wikipedia uses to protect intellectual property under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike license (CC-BY-SA); unless otherwise indicated. I may also use them under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; and the CC-BY-SA license as presented by Wikipedia.
Occasionally I provide a conspicuous direct link back to the source of an article or to a Wikipedia article usually by stating “This chapter uses material from the Wikipedia article “URL for the Wikipedia page placed here“ or “This chapter uses material originally presented in article “URL for the article placed here “.
Again all of my work in applied game theory is focused on serving others to have a more love-filled struggle-free life.
As you go deeper into the practical applications of game theory get ready for a sometimes counter-intuitive, intellectual roller-coaster ride. When it becomes the most fun, it is a mind-twisting, poke in the eye with a sharp stick, slap in the face, ice water over your head, assault on what you thought was true but isn’t, and a transformation into a new way of living your life.
Thanks for following this series. I celebrate your willingness to take the risk of giving up your old way of thinking and with it, unnecessary struggle.
In life, it best to create a long-term goal or vision. Once we have done that we can use HAGT (Harrison’s Applied Game Theory) and gamer-psychology to strategize effectively. Doing this frees us to maximize our potential, at the lowest possible cost.
If you are still a bit confused about how to apply game theory in your daily life watch the video below, Just click on the URL.
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