The Case for Working Less

Published on
September 10th, 2019
8 minutes

The Case for Working Less

Mental Game of Trading ·
Featuring Dr. Gio Valiante

Published on: September 10th, 2019 • Duration: 8 minutes

Dr. Gio Valiante, head performance coach at Point72 Asset Management, believes that when it comes to hard work and performance, sometimes less is more. Valiante provides two anecdotes demonstrating how stepping away from the market can improve overall performance, and drills down on the problems with the "sleep when you're dead" mentality. He also lays out the three healthy habits he requires for anyone he works with.



  • ek
    eric k.
    29 September 2019 @ 04:53
    The bed bath bus phenomenon
  • PP
    Peter P.
    11 September 2019 @ 22:55
    Good reminders, but nothing new there.
  • IA
    Izzy A.
    11 September 2019 @ 18:00
    What’s new?
  • JH
    Jesse H.
    10 September 2019 @ 20:36
    Enjoyed this one. Common sense, often ignored.
  • MG
    Michael G.
    10 September 2019 @ 19:59
  • SU
    Shakeel U.
    10 September 2019 @ 19:29
    Excellent, very insightful 😀
  • MK
    Marko K.
    10 September 2019 @ 17:52
    Good stuff. Being a trader now for 20yrs+.... life balance and right mind-set really improves performance imo.
  • TS
    Taranvir S.
    10 September 2019 @ 13:34
    Gotta show this to the bankers who are working 16 hours a day and the analysts who are stuck in their offices majority of the time
  • VV
    Vanessa V.
    10 September 2019 @ 07:28
    Hi Dr Valiante. Really enjoying your input - thank you. Just wondering if something like Nancy Kline's thinking environment (I am sure you have come across it in your field of work?) might be useful for traders who work in the same company as a way to support each other to clear their minds, refocus their thoughts, restore their energy etc? I use it with Executive Teams or Leadership Teams to create environments where people are able to safely explore topics or issues together, and to access generative and creative thinking. The peer to peer thinking environment is always well received. It's such a simple, yet profound process that can have an impact in 5 to 10 minutes of practice. And it would also offer an opportunity for traders to connect with others, which may help to build resilience in an often quite lonely industry. I would love to hear your thoughts?