I was recently interviewed by Details Magazine for this month’s May issue to discuss the quantified self movement since I help to co-organize the NY Meetup group. I think the author takes an overly critical of the field, but there are some interesting points made each way.
“By the time Andrew Paulus, a 23-year-old product manager for a Manhattan-based start-up, has brushed his teeth and slipped into his standard uniform of a T-shirt and dark pants each morning, he has already charted and evaluated his sleep, recorded the nutritional content of his breakfast (usually a Larabar), and likely quantified and cataloged his mood. Throughout the day, Paulus, a regular runner with tousled blond hair, tracks more personal data, including his location (both above- and belowground), time spent meditating, and daily wardrobe choices relative to the weather…”
In this article Kevin Durant explains his drive to be the best and his decision to hire his own personal analytics expert.
Really interesting to see such a high profile NBA player embracing personal analytics to the degree where KD has his own analytics expert. It seems like it is only a matter of time now until all high profile athletes either have their own personal analytics expert or are endorsing their preferred analytics platforms.
Maybe personal analytics is the new gatorade.