Non-Linearity in Marginal Gains

Non-linearity has literally has won and lost the Tour de France. Josh breaks down this important concept — one he admits to sometimes having a tough time wrapping his brain around. The metaphor? Extreme betting during what would turn out to be a very expensive round of golf. 

From there we apply non-linearity to cycling and aerodynamics. Let’s just say that after this episode, you will give serious consideration to shaving your head. 

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2 thoughts on “Non-Linearity in Marginal Gains

  1. Hey Josh and Team, Loving the podcast. Question regarding Math and its application. Josh have you ever encountered a problem where the theoretical math didn’t match up with the outcome in reality?

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