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Book Review of The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail-But Some Don't

The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail-But Some Don't
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In an imaginary world where people self-motivate to become better people, and to spend each day moving toward substance and moving away from fluff and appearance, this book would be read by every person in the world.

That's frustrating, but at least the people who do read this book can make the world a little better. Seriously. Reading this book will make the world a better place.

Understanding that employing probabilities is wise, and that a demonstration of confidence in knowledge is usually a sign of self-delusion, can help everybody.

Silver looks at baseball, weather, earthquakes, terrorism, poker, chess, Bayes' theorem and a few other things but makes it all easy to follow. No hard math.

Thank you, Nate Silver - you're making the world better.


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