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  • The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don't

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Nate Silver
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
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    Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger - all by the time he was 30. The New York Times now publishes FiveThirtyEight.com, where Silver is one of the nation’s most influential political forecasters. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data.

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    "Fascinating! Can't get enough of this"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Signal and the Noise?

    Reviewing the mortgage crisis and the responsible participants was very interesting, and the fact that a hybrid approach to probabilities (number analysis and expert opinion combined) was superior to the pure Moneyball approach was certainly revealing and practical.I also now appreciate much more the work and efforts of the national weather service, what they're able to accomplish, and why their mission should be important to all of us.


    What does Mike Chamberlain bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Heck, I thought it was Nate Silver the whole time. I'm sorry, Mike! I guess that's how authentic it seemed.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I really enjoyed the content and insight it provided, so I burned through it at 3x speed.


    Any additional comments?

    Really enjoyed it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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