A guide to logical thinking and alalysis of data that should be required reading for everyone. Covers somewhat different territory from that first plowed by Freakonomics and Super Freakonomics, but just as insightful.
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similar to Tactics in that it gives an approach to reason through information
The stories were interesting. Yet I was expecting more explanations, tips, hints on how to filter signal from the noise. The conclusion- it is hardly possible.
Scary and useful. Necessary to read to understand our world. Well written with some necessary repeats.
loved it but thought that possibility hammered the point home a bit to hard. really think this is a book all should read
I really enjoyed this book. It had everything I look for in non-fiction books: a clear story line, well researched content, a plethora of surprising new insights (to me at least). I liked the author's style and had a feeling that a lot of work had been put into every detail of this book. I felt in good hands through the whole book it's right up there with Freakonomics, Outliers and Money ball - entertaining, informative and surprising.
I liked the professional gambler. His house sounded cool and who doesn't like a guy who earns millions from watching sports on tv....
The part about earth quakes, although they are largely unpredictable they still follow a pattern...
And the bayesian stuff. It was really explained very well although it is hard to understand.
I would recommend anyone who enjoy well researched well written science based non-fiction to read this
A decent book. A little too much on the housing bubble, and a little too much of Silver shilling for his blog, 538. There were a few good chapters: one on baseball, one on chess, and a good introduction to Bayes' Theorem. However, the lead up to the best part of the book (the second half) was entirely too much noise.
The narrator reads this book like a news story. He is dry and unemotional, and often chooses to end his sentences with a strange inflection. For a book of this length it gets tiresome pretty fast.