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Work with data like a pro using this guide that breaks down how to organize, apply, and most importantly, understand what you are analyzing in order to become a true data ninja.

From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed with seemingly infinite lines of data knows, numbers aren't enough: we need to know how to make those numbers talk. In The Model Thinker, social scientist Scott E. Page shows us the mathematical, statistical, and computational models - from linear regression to random walks and far beyond - that can turn anyone into a genius. At the core of the book is Page's "many-model paradigm", which shows the listener how to apply multiple models to organize the data, leading to wiser choices, more accurate predictions, and more robust designs. The Model Thinker provides a toolkit for business people, students, scientists, pollsters, and bloggers to make them better, clearer thinkers, able to leverage data and information to their advantage.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Scott E. Page (P)2021 Hachette Audio

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It does not work on Audible

The book itself has its shortcomings, but listening to equations on Audible is not an enjoyable experience. Amazon does not offer discounts to purchase the Kindle version after the Audible version and this is also a terrible mistake.

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  • 07-25-21

Grasp the complexity

Author did a great job by presenting some great concepts that will help you understand the world around you in a more accurate way.

Also, a great performance by the narrator! A bit annoying that he reads P(x) as “P times x”, but otherwise its a pleasure to listen to him.