Monthly Musings #011

Newsletter Apr 25, 2020
“No matter how sophisticated our choices, how good we are at dominating the odds, randomness will have the last word.” ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Fooled by Randomness ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

monthly musings

Once a month microdose of the coolest things I discover.

1. Favorite Tool update comes from the brillant Luke Benz's ncaahoopR thesis update. In this R update, Luke has updated win probability models for the upcoming 2019-20 college basketball season. In the above link, Luke provides some background on the statistical details of the model.

2. Reading the three part advice series from Joel Spolsky. It's an older read but still very relevant in today's times. Much of the article is about software design and the initial phases in product management and software, but the more that I am involved in sports performance, the more I am recognizing crossover themes resonate from both. I highly recommend reading. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

3. Enjoying this interview video with John Danaher after BJJ athlete Gordon Ryan won the absolute division at ADCC 2019. During this video, John Danaher shares some of his thoughts about coaching BJJ (or any sport for that manner).

I'd love to have coffee with you if you're around Boulder. I'll buy

Some of my favorite links lately.

1. Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise
2. The Key To Raising Brilliant Kids? Play A Game
3. Dean Oliver – Godfather of Advanced Basketball Analytics

I've recorded a few new Decoding Excellence episodes. Check them out.

1. Decoding Excellence Show on iTunes
2. Decoding Excellence Show on Spotify
3. Decoding Excellence Show on


Adam Ringler

Adam Ringler, MS, SCCC, CSCS is a hard working, loyal, and competitive Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Colorado. Born on Television, Raised by wolves.