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  • Weapons of Math Destruction

  • How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
  • By: Cathy O'Neil
  • Narrated by: Cathy O'Neil
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338

We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly the decisions that affect our lives - where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance - are being made not by humans but by mathematical models. In theory this should lead to greater fairness. But as Cathy O'Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book, the opposite is true. Tracing the arc of a person's life, O'Neil exposes the black-box models that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating and startling look at where big data is blind

  • By Stephen on 10-02-16

Interesting Read

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Reviewed: 08-01-17

A lot of things happen and we have no idea what's really going on, this book opened my eyes on how just simple statistics can make a change in our lives and our future.... Awesome book.... 👍

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  • Start

  • Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average, and Do Work That Matters
  • By: Jon Acuff
  • Narrated by: Jon Acuff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,639

There are only two paths in life: average and awesome. The average path is easy because all you have to do is nothing. The awesome path is more challenging, because things like fear only bother you when you do work that matters. The good news is Start gives listeners practical, actionable insights to be more awesome, more often.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The overall ratings tell the Truth!

  • By Roberts Hunter on 09-05-14

Awesome tool

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Reviewed: 07-11-16

Great tool, on how to escape the average path and become awesome, you can apply this on your current life path and make some adjustments and be AWESOME...