Eliminate all of the poker references. They were distracting, lacked illustrative power, and had far too much emphasis placed on them.
The Signal and the Noise is striving to be something that already exists. Namely, it is at times an almost word for word retelling of the much better, 'The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives.' Anectdotes and examples are all strangely overlapping and one gets the suspicion that Mr. Silver has a well worn dog-eared copy of Mlodinow's book near him at all times.
If you want to reinforce the content in Mlodinow's much better example, then by all means 'The Signal and the Noise' serves its purpose. Just don't be too quick in giving Mr. Silver all the credit here.
Wheelan's treatment of the Central Limit Theorem was well thought out and expertly illustrated. For most readers this will be a rehash-- but a welcome rehash as it is one of the most important concepts in all of statistics.
The reader had a very deliberate style. You can tell he took great pains to convey and reinforce the message. Mr Davis was easily one of the best readers I've had the chance to listen to on Audible.
Every manager and data analyst worth their salt should take the time to listen to this book. There is solid substance on offer here-- without the typically lengthy historical rehashes.
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