While missing the point.
This book is very hard to follow. It feels like there is not enough material and the author is blowing time and filling pages with useless details.
I'd rather go for something by Michael Lewis or Malcom Gladwell
I'm Trying to see the world with my ears.
.....Nate Silver is the wunderkind who burst onto the scene with his blog that supplied intellectual elbow grease to issues of probability analysis . In his new book he wanders like a modern day Socrates searching for those with true wisdom . And he finds it--among modest , hardworking , humble folks across an array of industries and government institutions . A wonderful read.
The issue is the equations, charts and graphs described in the book. I don't know how you can fix that for an audio book
I love the concept and the introduction of Bayes Theorem
He did a good job
I thought the examples were a little long and over discussed
I plan to return the audiobook and buy a hard copy.
Psychology and Biology nerd. Chemistry enthusiast. Fan of good research-based science books, comedies and crime.
Nate gives a great view of how big data can and should work (or not). I particularly liked that while some case studies had clear central messages, he avoided reductionism and reapplied lessons from other chapters.
This is a must read for any one interested in being correct about the world we live in.
The way the book ties together so many different threads with a single consistent hypothesis is praiseworthy
I now understand part of the reason I kept seeing Bayes' Theorem referenced everywhere when this book was released.
I like how the focus is on confronting priors. not eliminating them, but seeing the effect they have on your view. I confess I will be doing some basic calculations in the coming days.
this does make the second book read by Chamberland that basically slams you with data. much more approachable than Gig Calories, Bad Calories.
Not for everyone and some of the chapters were a bit long, but still a great book dealing our ability to see into the future.
Silver accomplishes a difficult task - statistics are not only understandable they are fascinating. Silver applies his grasp of statistics to real world problems and provides insights into how to navigate financial markets, public threats such weather forecasting or predicting terrorist strikes. The prose is readily accessible and free of jargon. This is a real treat.
Silver’s ability to dissect each of the scenarios into relevant and comprehensible examples shed light into how easily we can become entrapped and misguided by information.Chamberlain's reading is very well done and conveys the book's messages powerfully.