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The Drunkard's Walk by Leonard Mlodinow
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Oct 29, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: science
Read in October, 2008

The structure of this book, the latest in a recent spate to tackle some combination of probability, randomness, statistics and behavioral economics, is your basic statistics course. Or at least the one I took in biz school. A nice refresher if you're already familiar with the concepts, probably interesting if you're not. The final chapter ends on a pretty thoughtful note about how we humans have to balance the need to feel we're in control of things and the knowledge that in many many ways, most of our daily lives are influenced by complex forces completely outside our control.
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message 1: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn i used to work with that guy (leonard mlodinow) when i worked at scholastic in the late 90s! : )

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