Adam Robinson: Cracking the System and Simplifying Life’s Complexities
Adam chats with us about his unique approach to spot trends before they actually happen, how to simplify financial markets, his experience at the Princeton Review, his definition of struggle, the role of mentors, and so much more.
Who is Adam Robinson?
Adam Robinson was born in New York City and grew up in Evanston, Illinois, just outside Chicago. He attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School before receiving a degree in jurisprudence from Oxford University. After graduate school, he became one of two co-founders of The Princeton Review. His first book, originally entitled Cracking the System: The SAT, remains the only test prep book ever to become a New York Times bestseller.
Robinson currently advises the heads of large hedge funds, family offices, and other financial institutions on all global asset classes–global equities, US sectors, bonds, currencies, and commodities–using a unique approach that combines game theory, systems thinking, Bayesian analysis, and behavioral economics to outthink global markets and anticipate when major trends will change.
Robinson is a rated chess master, having been awarded a Life Title by the United States Chess Federation. He lives in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.
What did we talk about with Adam Robinson?
00:00:15 - About Adam Robinson
00:02:39 - What are the indicators that help determine the status of the world in the world market today?
00:15:38 - His process of simplifying relatively complex subjects
00:29:15 - Are his systems for relatively complex topics just discerning patterns in the information?
00:36:14 - What allows him to see clearly as an “idea architect”?
00:43:51 - How did he develop a Bayesian Approach of adjusting based on feedback?
00:58:52 - Adam’s struggles
01:03:03 - His take on how children should look at struggles
01:14:57 - How important is it to tighten the feedback loop versus having a longer feedback loop?
01:16:09 - Is there a common thread between any of his mentors?
01:24:39 - Adam’s advice for people that are jack of all trades
01:35:38 - How does Adam set up his routines?
01:49:22 - What are his concerns about humans right now?
01:53:04 - How can he fundamentally change the way people look at the world?
01:59:26 - What is fun for Adam?
02:06:32 Exciting news about Adam Robinson’s upcoming book releases!
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