Great thread you guys! My first exposure to this concept was Art Devany who i think has a strong intuitive sense of fractal programming, at least in his own training. Unfortunately he has not articulated HOW one might construct programming in this way. Steve, I think you pointed us in the right direction with the recommendation to observe coaches from a variety of sports. If fractal programming is optimal programming, it stands to reason that good coaches are employing these methods whether consciously or not. I think it's very interesting that they describe top coaches as being able to read patterns in the chaos of their athletes. This sounds similar to folks who play the stock market to great success.
Neal, I'll look into that interview.
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