The books is an in-depth treatise of how we (do not) use our mental faculties to model uncertainties of this world. What the book presents is a way of thinking and one may need to listen to the book repeatedly to avoid the pitfalls of thinking that we so often make evening without knowing.
David is an excellent narrator for reading this book. It is his style that matches with the tone (which is a little arrogant but in a good way) of the author of the book.
OK, not to be overly harsh here, but this book is the prototypical "blinding flash of the obvious". Underwhelming. I very rarely negatively rate my Audible books (because it was me who bought them in the first place!) On this one, I'll just say...I should have listened to the preview before I hit the "purchase" key!
people making decisions
pursuing a career of any kind
do away with the slavery taught to us by the news and certain academics!
The best cases yet for skepticism of the "intelligentsia" and their empty assurances. You know the ones. "Our models work! It's the world that is broken."
The ideas are important and well articulated. There is some overlap with Fooled by Randomness and other titles in this genre, but this book makes unique points.
I listened previously to Fooled by Randomness, which was well narrated. The narrator of this book does not seem to be a professional. This book calls for pronunciation of foreign words, as well as words of foreign origin that have been assimilated into English. His pronunciation of such words is wretched, and this delivery detracts from the listening experience. I never managed to get beyond his voice and focus fully on the words, because it is completely unimaginable that his voice is that of the author. It is not believable.
Great points on why we do so poorly at understanding outliers. Unfortunately it is presented as a ranting manifesto attacking dozens of scholars instead of getting to the point with data. Eventually the Ad Hominem stops around chapter 15 and we get a glimpse of the core topic.