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.
There are a lot of charts in the text version, but it isn't necessary to the story as they aren't often directly referenced in the narrative but are more optional illustrations of concepts. Very good overall
The comparisons between weather and earthquake forecasting, and how they differ.
Thinking about earthquake and terrorism forecasting in a similar light struck a chord with me.
The concept introduced was amazing, but the author hasn't really presented any specifics or practical insights. Yet, the general idea is very essential and mind opening and everyone should believe in the general concept introduce here. Putting my comments together, this book is only an introductory level book.
Truly worthwhile content that goes beyond traditional "critical thinking", and has us start to have probabilistic thinking. I just wished that it had been read by the author
Just the one - the annoying assumption that everyone and their uncle knows baseball vernacular. The book is good, the concept coherent but the examples mystified more than explained.
Nothing wrong with the performance
Silver's book provides a miriad of views on our natural interest of the future. Provinding example after example of interesting predictions without excessive detail, Silver contrasts the problems of our wishful thinking verses weighing reasonable probability with far less bias.
I thought the text of book worked well in an audio format, and the pace of the reader, Mike Chamberlain, appropriate. Worth listening to more than once.
People with background in statistics will find little new. Stories are interesting. Dont expect too detail.