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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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    Would you listen to The Signal and the Noise again? Why?

    I would like to listen to parts of it again. There are some sections which had far too much detail for me, but at the same time, that is likely a plus for others.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Signal and the Noise?

    I enjoy the parts about how he comes up with his predictions - which I thought was a bit light in the book. I would have liked more insight on the political polling - but maybe that will be the content for his next book - which I will also buy.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a tough read and a long book - but it is worth it. If you like predictive math and logic - and want some insight into the future of market research - it is quite valuable.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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