What is the project?

The primary goal of this ultralearning project is to trade a paper account throughout 2024 and attain a Sharpe ratio of 3 for the final quarter.

The secondary goal is to document my journey in doing so.


I want to learn about the world, and its people, have grounded opinions, be able to put my money where my mouth is, and survive doing so.

I also believe strong financial stewardship will pay dividends throughout my life.

If I get rich along the way, I will have a better idea of how to put wealth to work.

Why blog?

I want to improve my communication skills and hold myself accountable for past statements.

Learning methods?

  1. Hands-on paper trading as soon as possible

  2. Relevant coursework

  3. Collaboration with other people in the space

What about the rest of my life?

I'm 30, married, have a dog, and am cofounder and CTO at a real estate marketing company called TwnSqr.

As things stand, my schedule looks roughly like this:

  • 5:45: awake

  • 5:55: exit bathroom

  • 6:05: walk Oliver and journal (voice memo)

  • 6:20: meditate

  • 6:30: stretching and mobility work

  • 7:00: workout

  • 8:00: shower

  • 8:10 - 9:00: Breakfast and skim news

  • 9:00 - 12:00: TwnSqr

  • 12:05: Quick walk for Olly

  • 12:10: grab a quick snack

  • 12:30 - 1:00: Finish up any needed work for TwnSqr

  • 1:00 - 2:30: Ultralearning

  • 2:30 - 3:00: Longer walk for Olly, listening to audiobook/podcast

  • 3:00 - 4:30: Ultralearning

  • 4:30 - 6:00: Dinner and family time

  • 6:00 - 8:00: Ultralearning

  • 8:00: Blog

  • 8:30: brush teeth etc, family time

  • 8:50: in bed, reading

  • 9:15: asleep

I will also need to field things that come up for TwnSqr during those Ultralearning periods, so they will not be "pure", but I do not expect this to form too much of a detraction. Generally, I expect to have at least 3 hours I can dedicate to ultralearning on weekdays, probably closer to 4.5 hours. On weekends, 6 should be readily attained.

Progress Today

Today was abnormally consumed with TwnSqr for a Saturday: I was catching up from traveling yesterday.

Regardless, today I focused on the project definition and metalearning. Key accomplishments: