A very short post today, since my brother is in town.
My dear brother is visiting for the week from Melbourne, so we've been spending the time catching up and enjoying as much as we can. We've gotten to two hockey games (go Stars!), a homecoming parade, and today we had a good look around the Dallas Museum of Art (in the process taking me a few loyalty points closer to the dream of curating a music playlist for their audio tour).
As a result, there's not really the time to write a complete post this week.
In the meantime, you might want to check out this essay by Miles Kimball and Noah Smith, entitled "There's one key difference between those who excel at math and those who don't". In the first part of the MBA course, I heard a lot of people say that they were not "math people". The essay attacks this concept, arguing that mathematical ability can be learned through hard work, and to believe that such an ability is innate is to condemn yourself. And it's a premise I agree with. Mathematics is one of those skills that rewards hard work and practice.
And I promise that more of that work and practice will happen next week. But my first priority is family time... :)
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