The Drunkard's Walk

How Randomness Rules Our Lives

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Leonard Mlodinow's "The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives" is an exhilarating, eye-opening guide to understanding our random world. Randomness and uncertainty surround everything we do. So why are we so bad at understanding them? The ...Continua
Ha scritto il 26/09/15
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This book certainly reminds me of Daniel Kahneman's "Thinking, Fast and Slow" and Nassim Nicholas Taleb's "The Black Swan". Actually, Kahneman's name was mentioned a lot (together with Amos Tversky) in this book and it seems that Kahneman and ...Continua
Ha scritto il 13/10/13
I bought the chinese translation from a local store and read about 1/3 of it but finally decide to switch to the original version. I glad I made that decision. it's no doubt that reading the original text is much more articulate and more ...Continua
Ha scritto il 15/10/12
One of my favourite non-fiction works. Mlodinow provides a very complete picture of important statistical phenomena, with an interesting historical note for each (who knew centuries-ago mathematicians could be so much fun?), easy examples to ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 07/06/11
You can consider the book as the history of development of probability/randomness, with vivid examples of each break-through.It is very similar to "Fooled By Randomness". This book differs by providing better narration on the topic. If "Fooled by ...Continua
Ha scritto il 11/10/10
I wish I read this book before Nassim Nicholas Taleb's book. The story telling skill of Leonard is even better than Malcolm Gladwell after you know he is a scientist rather than journalist. The story told in the book make sense to me, especially ...Continua

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