Anne Dunham's Reviews > Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up

Head in the Cloud by William Poundstone
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May 06, 2017

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While this book was not a page-turner, it was interesting enough that I finished it by reading a few pages every night. The author is a statistician and poll taker whose premise is that people who know more make more money, are happier, are more likely to succeed, etc. By using random questions in large samples of people, he is able to compare their answers with other seemingly unrelated facts about their lives. It is an interesting way to statistically confirm what we probably already infer.
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March 10, 2017 – Started Reading
March 11, 2017 – Shelved
May 4, 2017 – Finished Reading

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