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Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver




The funny thing here is that Taleb dismisses Nate Silver as a wanker, calling him "does not know how math works"...


I found Taleb's writing style to be extremely pompous and very hard to read. His ideas may be interesting, but I couldn't finish any of his books because every sentence reads like "I'm smarter than anyone else, and I need to remind you as much as I can"


> I couldn't finish any of his books because every sentence reads like "I'm smarter than anyone else, and I need to remind you as much as I can"

You'll probably like the digest summary of "Skin in the Game" by Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/feb/25/skin-in-the-ga...


I laughed so hard at that.

Yeah, I'm reading Black Swan now, and then have Antifragile and Skin in the Game... I get the impression it'll be a journey through the man's ever-inflating ego. Signal/Noise was great though (not that I didn't thoroughly enjoy NNT's Fooled by Randomness), I'd love to read more of Nate Silver's stuff. Also open to recommendations of similar material?




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