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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 40 ratings
4 / 5
First of all, if you are at all familiarised with Tim Harford is by train partorisca write you can be ensured this book is until his usual exceptional level: informative, accessible and entertaining. Perhaps it is that it says that Harford the devotion is in professors, like this To the equal that to Do a World Adds Up gives a class of text all wish could have learnt of like this students in pupil or university. It does to absorb the new information and the seat of incisive commentary likes time of leisure more than studio.

But with a recent growth in mistrust of a scientific method and a numerical data he reliably generates, a book I also gives a lesson of entity. By means of studios of chances and argue very reasoned, Harford shows no only that a world can be comprised with a help of numbers, but that we have to be careful of our own reaction to the that these numbers say and a context in that is presented.

Some elements of Harford excellent Cautionary podcast of looks of Histories in some pages of this book and he is all a better for that. If we misconstrue, or worse deliberately abuses, given then unintended the consequences can result in a class of knots of failure more certainly prefer avert. As to Do a World Adds Up is the opinion, the lesson - and it reassuring hug - all immediately.
4 / 5
A book is of the type - beware of your sprains, dipped in of the systems to plant that will leave you to identify your errors and to update your forecasts; it comprises it affects, your emotions; your unconscious predeliction to trust heuristics and your tendency to take the strong faiths in a face of counterevidence. Look In a data attentively and learn to look besides a data. Read Kahneman and try be like me a superforecasters etc..

Kahneman The writings have the data in fact augments to the whole generation of financial and betting phase pundits the one who have fooled his to think that have a capacity to develop the capacity to touch his unconscious process and to develop better executive work and low impulsivity in of the half half/of reward of the risk that other traders; these people believe to be less susceptible to bias influences that another - as that it is has concerned deceptions in deductive and inductive reasoning (the decision that does deficit) raisin to other people. A question is simple, is utmost to build the models but is no better that a next man in in fact predicting a future.

A Superforecasters, to the man has failed takes to predict Brexit and Triumph - a no extracted book this. They were 'less wrong' - to the equal that means that they have attributed the probability to a result of the chance and a chance are past.

In nuce, a rest to conclude that Harford is capitalising the wave of homophily that his insiemi of book were to punished. Birds of the feather and everything of that.
4 / 5
Tim Harford the writing is always strong: the second looks effortless the mix of brilliant episodes has used to illustrate the widest truths in human behaviour. It turns his hand confidently of economy to the innovation to a way eats numbers.

This book, this in spite of, has something extra. Has passion. It is a book of entity . It is the book for our time, the vital book. Tim H Engaged the truth and of the resplandores of facts by means of these pages. It is not so only that develops like this can be lied to - this by train to instrument for modern life, that resupplies the box of tool to cut by means of some lies and falsehoods the one who otherwise threaten to overwhelm calm in of the half comunicacionales social, informative and politician. Anything yours dress world-wide, this book will help to see things more clearly. Really it is that well. And you will have amused reading it too much, thanks to Tim is polished storytelling and excellent selection of fragment of for all leave behaviour and human History.

Strongly recommended!
4 / 5
Tim Harford the presents are spent or Less' those investigations distort statistical, how has been expecting this book to be one same. In fact his centrical point is an exact opposite, that is easy the lie with statistics, but easier the lie without them. It will teach you like this to look in of the statistical claims, and in calm and your own prejudices and (hopefully) truths of extract. I love his global claim that one the majority of the what of entity is curiosity - the desire to look under a surface and really comprise that it is has said. Thoroughly Recommended.
4 / 5
Has thought to cause idea in a world of the mine-/said-/one-information, said with the sense of fun and that leaves calm intrigue with the different perspective and the walk to take never more curious in a world.

A must for any the one who has seen in bylines in some world-wide - I hope can find some balance afterwards.

An author recaps in those in history the one who has done well / a lot like this well, elaborating he so that it goes, and creating the real sense of storytelling throughout. He a bed even more enjoyable.
5 / 5
Everything of Tim Harford the books are reading very lovely , but ossia absolutely essential for our time like points the one who any to be deceived for misinformation. Although it is in statistics, also transmits a passion for truth and a beauty of a world of models and numbers.
4 / 5
The book adds. It has thought to cause. I have been the defender regulates of Radius of BBC 4 is Enough for some time. Losing one wins to live with some statistics has read in Coronavirus, has thinks that would try and learn bit it more in statistics. Well lovely reading. They are any expert of instant now but think that have the better capacity to something a horse dung in that I sees.
4 / 5
Tim elegantly takes some of some principles of core have required to value statistical when they are presented yours , in an informative in social and elsewhere.

Gives ten practical tools for you to use - small of the as it requires in fact applying statistical, more credulity and consideration - to have sense of things.

Further of some principles of core, give it smorgasbord of examples of where statistic the 'done' resisted is less credible state, owing to one or another election in a way is presented.

He also delightfully recounts some examples of where the big data has failed dramatically (or had sucedido, according to your perspective) - and some challenge to link correlation to causation.

My two favourite lessons - is one some asking people to 'be curious' - think in a world, ask questions to further his sympathetic, of any simply accepting it stat like the fact... And as, an idea to ask people with the dogmatic view any to change his alcohol - but simply explain it. It could change my alcohol, or could change his - especially one of knots gives to comprise our pieces of faith less a lot of that thinks that that we have done...

A book for all the world-wide the one who reads an informative...
5 / 5
Very interesting and informative read, my husband is the statistics and found this very good reservation
4 / 5
In value of type, the book in of the statistics for an economist the one who writes for a Financial Time, any exactly entertainment of cry. This in spite of, a content is rationalised in such one that involves and easy to comprise way like the quickly dipped any worries to bed. Different bits resonate with different people, whilst some parts can come like the surprise. They are slightly embarrassed to admit my own down recognition of Florencia Nightingale like such the pioneer in a game of numbers, like an example.

Interesting, has thought to cause and a lot especially, a enjoyable has read. I will be to take the look in Tim Harford is other works in a backside of him.
4 / 5
Tim Harford is by train partorisca give you ten tips partorisca verify out of numbers. In a way learns several useful episodes. It is all fascinating.
5 / 5
Tim Harford is able to spend numbers the life in the way pocola another can. It is very sincere in the deceptions and the errors has done in his past career but of the shows clearly and comprehensively like the data can be manipulated - both for intention and partorisca comprise bad. Ossia An exceptional book that deserves the wide readers. It is not postponed for a title - that says here is both accessible and of entity.
5 / 5
A piece of sanity and perspective in our modern world of data. Tim Harford has a pragmatic view and balanced of data and I like a data-busting histories in a book and also presented in his Radio of United Kingdom 4 program are past or Less'.
4 / 5
A lot of very useful Bed on trying the unscramble all some rubbishes in Covid
5 / 5
has a lot of good histories in this book that illustrates the points of an author. Having there be enjoyed to read this book, the chair reassured and has informed better.
4 / 5
Tim Harford is the writer the one who inspires curiosity and has an original approximation in a world. His Radius 4 serious Quite unpicks some headlines and these shows partorisca reserve like this dips in this task and to the equal that can follow his example with the few simple principles. Found this hard to dip down.
4 / 5
An excellent book. In the world like this fill of data this I help all partorisca ‘see a forest partorisca some trees'. I want that Tim Hartford takes the positive perspective in statistics in contrast to a cynical perspective & generally negative that pervades our society. In his fashion inconfundible this is not so only informative - is entertaining & the a lot of easy bed. 10 Out of 10 - highly recommended!
5 / 5
Another book adds written for Tim Harford. A lot informative and is coming so only a right time.
4 / 5
Tim explains as you cruise it our way by means of a complex web partorisca take titled and feign informative. Law engagingly and effectively, building it querelle that explains principles and debunking this which would have to that be unmasked. There is rigour here, and also humour and humility. Highly recommended.
5 / 5
Fast delivery. The book was in good condition. Easy bed roughly that it could be it the subject dry but has not gone at all. Highly recommend
4 / 5
Mostly correct too much. Upper of a class. We require thinkers more critical. Tim H is helping the people take there. It would owe that be in a school curriculum.
5 / 5
Informative, amusing, clearly based on knowledge of the wide base of sympathetic but, especially, very written. It has been read too much quickly, for this will require another too punctual reservation..
5 / 5
Tim Hartford is absolutely that shines in untangling some complexities of a modern world.
5 / 5
Like the defender of Hartford, has bought this partorisca my husband the one who was initially sceptical. This in spite of loves it; one researches impressed as well as some personnel slant and a sweet humour. Enough the perfect present.
4 / 5
Has bought this book like the present for the fellow the one who was has wanted of the receive.
4 / 5
Has takes now but desire that had used his way with words in my conferences in of the statistics.
5 / 5
Tim Harford is always the value that takes note of. Included when he deceive him confess and dips a record directly.
4 / 5
Ossia The a lot timely book partorisca ours ‘estaca-world-wide for real. Some laws of author like the class of data hygienist, giving joint on like this to something dodgy statistical, dodgy presentation of statistics and, equally importantly, our own prejudices. Wanting to believe the thing is some – or no true – is a risk a face of big plus partorisca interpret statistics well.
Ossia All very and good and interesting, but here is which I really liked in this book: it is ardent. A book of ardent statistician can look an oxymoron, but here is in all the chance. A chapter (Ch.8) In a prójimo-the heroic function touched for statistics in different time and in the different places particularly have affected. A blunt truth that these points of the to of book is that the careers of modern societies in of the statistics: they run better in very statistical, and worse in bad some.
To the equal that could expect of the hyper-the communicator fulfilled like Harford, has the gorgeous inter-leaving of fluent explanation with episode coloreada during a book. A crazy history in Chapter 1 of a master Dutch-forge-master Dutch, the one who has deceived so much some Nazi and the critics of art more than entity of a country, well a prize of coverage so only. In a penultimate chapter in visualisation of data, Florence Nightingale touches the turn partorisca star so it looks for to be remote, far more than the footnote in a development of statistical analysis. In a final chapter, an author focusses on John Maynard Keynes' life and attainments, of the like the episodes coloreadas burst like the glitter bomb.
Partorisca Repeat: ossia a book of entity with the big heart - something partorisca read and relish.
4 / 5
Ironically Suspects that 80 that read this book will take it like this tranquility of his own place and an explanation partorisca reason another is deluded and has a question, all read a first chapter but in the assume that our sprain of feelings applies to another, no the analysis of the book is excellent and is engagingly writing but taking people to really verify his own selective sprain when thinking to the data is much more last that writing on the - I follows 100 insurance of this (yes, concealed is the ...)
4 / 5
In Like this partorisca Do a World Adds On, Tim Harford draws in his lovely experience like both an economist and presenter of the radio show of a BBC Quite. It employs an easy to follow mix of episodes to underline the widest truths roughly how is to take in with:
. @@@Disinformation,
. Bad investigation, and
. misplaced Motivation.

A message is:
. Be conscious of your cognitive sprains,
. It identifies to think errors and to update your forecasts.
. Comprise when you use heuristics (test and error, the principle of thumb or a polite supposition)
. It establishes like a data is interpreted and look further he

Sincere and to a point really.
5 / 5
Tim Harford has been to add it explainer of statistics and an use of numbers for years. Has the personable way and the fund of episodes that entertains and inform.

There is enjoyed a first half of a book but has taken the little bored for an end. As some other descriptions have mentioned. There is at all really new. So you are the recent converts to the writing of Tim. This will please you. For defenders of long time less so much.
5 / 5
Ossia For far a better book in of the statistics have been reading like this far. Harford Does hat he usually fact and dissects statistical and looks for behind a curtain, but, and ossia big but, adapt the one who the good statistics can do. Everything of this sprinkled with the remarkable episodes the excellent fact has read.
4 / 5
The book adds, has listened to a version of audio and was Tim he doing a narration. It was the a lot of enjoyable and interesting book roughly like this to think critically in facts and of the headlines listen every day.
5 / 5
Entertaining Like this always. Taken a book of the audio and any disappointed. Enjoyed the like this like this Quite and Cautionary Histories
4 / 5
there is at all new here. Some questions with interpreting the data are already state very covered to Think Fast and Slow, Factfulness, and A Black Swan. A book is the collection of random episodes without clear structure, but with the pair of launched him sentence launched in to deceive a reader to think an author has expertise in a subject.
5 / 5
In this occasion Tim Harford any one has what big that offered. The look of subjects deshilvanados, full of the episodes but the interest sinned. Content very poor, that any one finalises to stick neither to interest.
5 / 5
That often listen a sentence 'habida Mentida, damn lies and statistical'? But statistician, likes beauty, lie (pun unintended) in an eye of a beholder. Tim Hartford shows this wonderful truth. I add, punchy book.
5 / 5
When @@@disinformation, The ignorance and the fanaticism are rife, reservation like this one helps the plot partorisca do a world-wide the little better.
4 / 5
Tim Harford the book can be the good book partorisca a lot of people, but so only the slightly better that rids average partorisca me.

And a reason is reason: the majority of that find in here is a same thing that would learn you of the- or the statistician of two semesters are in undergraduate (so only with contemporary examples):

1. There are lies, damned lies, .

2. That some statistics says depends SO ONLY on the one who a generator of this statistician loves him to say because of emotional/strangely has has built definitions.

This book is (a bit) written with a Coronavirus Hysteria in alcohol, but Harford is very thin in directing sure appearances of the hysteria said reason probably does not want to be labeled with a slur 'covid hoaxer' or something to the long of these lines.

Has bit of things that is already state covered in very other popular books in of the statistical errors. ( It thinks the Nassim Nicholas Taleb, so only with 99 egos less and an English sense of humour.)

And ossia to be expected reason:

1. A fundamentals of statistics a lot really transmission. ( It is so only so only that need of popular books to be writings this dips wine very old bounced new.)

2. These ideas are multiplies/repeatedly repackaged so that has a casualidad odd that any one can in fact read him.


An author consecrates a chapter each one which so to the his Ten Statistician Commandments.

In brief, Is (with my own inserts/to insert):

1. I warn your emotional reaction to the claim. ('So only it can not be true that big Black demographics is strongly correlated with crime!')

2. It knows that the statistical can mean different things in scales of different time. (You can you something a man-transmission of the climate done in this 10,000 year graph?)

3. Mark takes a data measures that he purports to measure. ('He 'Covid died' bad dying with Covid or of Covid?')

4. It looks for comparisons and context. (Context--in the middle of some deaths of gun United States for annum is in fact suicidal. Comparison--2600 black people killed of other black people in 2018. 209 shootings for police a same year. Like minimum, the person is time more probably to be shot the death in the flight in Detroit that is for police.)

5. Consider a source of statistics. ( LeBron James say that the black men are 'hunted every day for police,' can please to agree that it has taken one 870 in a SEATED?)

6. It asks or no a together of sample is properly representative. (Sad, but the studio of undergraduates is not representative of a Real World.)

7. It asks questions in algorithms of Big Data. (Do the Google looks for 'white family' and look that 5/10 of some images are black. As it looks for it 'black family' and look that 10/10 images are black.)

8. Pay attention the credible official statistics. (The statistician of FBI is a lot of gain to discover a total number of homicides, broken down for race.)

9. Pay attention to some axes in any data graph (Michael Mann clave of hockey graph the dramatically different looks scaled on 500 years have compared the graphs with to 10,000 stairs of year.)

10. Maintain an open alcohol and be conscious that first yours supposition can not be corrected. (I has leading classmates concealed active probably not reading the book of a 7th note, as I go the boast is not to correct on anything another that that has had for desayunar this morning.)


Verdict: Any value a price of compraventa new. Perhaps value $ 4-5.
4 / 5
Ossia The simple, but interesting book, concealed, yes take his concepts on board, would have to improve your capacity to comprise a world. An author has fun histories that the help reinforces some ten rule gives on comprising a world. They can be in brief be summed up with 'be curious' the half thinks on that is to be measure when given die, considers that it chairs and take these feelings the account when that currency an information, and think roughly like a general statistic and the personal experience can be mark (or reason can look inconsistent). These are good things to be adapted of, and Harford done the good work to explain that these small steps do not require sum of mathematical sophistication or intellectual reasoning, so only prendiendo and really thinking in that is presented or said and treating the little bit of the control of robustness.

While certainly it would recommend it if this touches to interest your, respecto that a type of person the one who would read this book already could be a type of person the one who would be conscious of and doing some classes of controls that Harford present. If it thinks that that that has an on down, certainly could not say precise bed a book, but like the fresh memory, this will do an excellent work.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 22 ratings
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Top Customer Reviews: The Art of ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 40 ratings
5 / 5
When I am not writing witty and informative descriptions on Amazon my work of day is like the statistician of Government. For like this when it offer an occasion partorisca read this book thought it would be useful partorisca me partorisca do like this. And I think that that it is by train partorisca help in my work. I am thinking more roughly which more partorisca present my statistics and the one who the analytical technician could use too much. Like these works of book of this perspective.

This book takes real world-wide questions and calm points as it has been answered that it present a lot of statistical technicians to the equal that does like this. He this whilst aiming partorisca avert 'that taken embroiled in of the technical details'. Some questions have chosen is in subjects quite interesting likes him 'reason do of the old men have big ears?', 'Those trees are there in this planet?' (Some have estimated the trillions owe that know ) or that quotes the daughter/of edges he be given his parents' heights and like this on with some of some questions that is to base on do an author has been involved in during his career. Relating some questions the helps of real life a text appeals no only to statisticians (to the like this pound is consecrated) but also to readers any technicians 'those who want to be informed more in a statistics finds both in his work and in daily life.'

Some of this is not material new, p. p.ej. Early bit in the presentation of data likes 3D wry maps a lot when being pas useful to compare proportions. But a book takes more involved like works by means of him taking deeper in the statistical technicians that he harder that comprise and requiring more concentration, and an author is conscious of of the this, for example asking if it is 'all clear? If it is not then please be reassured that has has has joined generations of the students baffled'. Also a calm full conclusion to take to an end.

Material useful in here for me was a chapter on regression (which is which uses more generally that a lot a rest), and a last pair of the chapters after a hard material were good reading also, aiming bad examples and good examples of statistics of the revised and one likes him and explaining reason (the offering that it learns points).

The technical material is relegated to a technical glossary like this the book is readable (which is well for the book in statistics), although still hard in of the places. For my work has been useful and am happy bed that and have he for future reference.
4 / 5
For my sins have been forced to study Statistician like a undergraduate in engineering and later doing the diploma of business management. In both courses have been in front of textbooks this has contained to plot of mathematics and equations. And some courses have looked recipes, to submerge to some books and use some formulas and of the tables to solve the situation dates. Enough frankly, I am surfaced any wiser in spite of all some notes, conferences and discussions.

After reading the positive critique of this book in an edition of United Kingdom of a Spectator has bought the copy saws Amazon. They are like this happy I , for him has explained mine which have been missing in Statistical all my working life, which has spent now. Using just simple words in the fashion that is not that it speaks down to a reader, David soyirrorholder', drove by means of a beautiful world of statistics. It is evident concealed David so only master statistician, but has had such one idea, that can teach another like the master of his subject. They are like this happy this has dipped pen to paper.

This in spite of, has the commentary in a quality of impression of a book. My copy has been printed and joined in Big Bretagna. A control of the quality has not gone enough. A meandering hand-held margin well that diverse of 16 to 11mm (I thinks an aim was the 15 mm wide margin) was more in entertained.
4 / 5
A book adds that humour of offers and talent to learn an art of statistics. Not liking the calm statistics reservations could have first found, is full of pithy the examples the help takes complex concepts easily. I have learnt to plot and has been (mine) using statistical for years!
5 / 5
Whilst A lot of books of the popular science simply explains REASON the subject is interesting, and say histories around the, this rids in fact explains THE ONE WHO READ of statistics.

A reason ossia such the scarce thing is that simply there is not any a lot of people those who can combine the world-wide-main scientific alcohols with storytelling skill and writing clarity. David Spiegelhalter the diverse career means that it is been in an interior of like this fascinating histories of statistical detective, of as it is possible to something to the murderous of to the serial likes him Harold Shipman to analyse of the one who lived and died during a Titanic disaster, and uses these examples of real life to impulse one goes he in those a lot of people thinks of art like this dark of statistics. For an end of him there will not be any a lot of readers those who have not had a lot of 'lightbulb moments' as finally give the one who his professors escoles has had clumsily tried to explain in turgid mathematical tongue - much easier in fluid, readable English!

Of Some-students of science of the level until practising legal, doctor, financial, economic and professional of science, has to be reading required in a lot of the syllabus and reading-ready - but a lot this has left thinks that is the hard read. A charmingly readable way, footnotes this mark smiled, and histories that engross, marks this reserves the like to spend time with.
5 / 5
A context of a book is established immediately with real-world-wide examples (eg. Harold Shipman, That eats bacon and risk of cancer of the intestine). Some movements of author judiciously among concepts keys without flooding a reader in complexity. Importantly There is heeded Prof Stephen Hawkins - any formula in a main text ( is hiding in a apêndice).
With which almost 25 years to read papers of investigation like the Chartered Physiotherapist and that has done a MSc in Investigation of Services of the Health, ossia undoubtedly a textbook I desire has had like a undergraduate.
Start with a ‘reason' of statistics, a rationale and the methodology of statistics results instantly clear to everything. Easy to read, frank in his own difficulties (eg. Labelling ‘Dead excess' during Bristol Scandal of Corazón), Gentleman David Spiegelhalter has written the modern classical.
Statistical and to the literacy of risk would owe that be intrinsic to everything of knots; learning to drive, stroll the bicycle, cooking etc is easily of the investigations. It invests in this text and calm is committing the liberty of statistical ignorance. Spent 2 and present the partner.
4 / 5
The data and the statistical is subject of core in a lot of disciplines, comprising economy and psychology, and is seen a lot with disinterest for that is not concerned with them. Cela Has many to do with a fact that the statistical is everything in numbers.

Still here is the book this has turned statistician to the subject fun. He rouses curiosity and enlightens without ache. In a contrary, a book is written with exemplary clarity. The one who was a class of people that Harold Shipman, a murderous of calm serial? Using statistical, a continuous author in to answer questions like this Shipman could be be take sooner?

Does to eat the bacon augments our casualidad to take cancer? As we Ascertain an accuracy of statistical studios? It is there he tricks to be conscious of, that resists to import a oft quoted axiom – ‘ has lies, damned lies, and statistical'? This book has all some responses and calm can read he with liking, finally comprising the dark art.
4 / 5
David Spiegelhalter is an excellent radio and presenter of television of statistical and bad rarities has comprised of the risks. It is the advantage adds the science popularization. This rids this in spite of can be hard that goes and law much more like the textbook. The lighter of passage has expected.
4 / 5
Has bought this after reading the description that said it the statistics done accessible. I am not convinced he , is still very technical and difficult to dip he-person to comprise. I have studied statistician in a-Level this in spite of struggled to fully comprise all some concepts in a book. Some very interesting sections, particularly the ideas to the statistics of simple ways can be manipulated and to the equal that to improve electoral polling, but can do with an editor that simplifies things down to do them easier that comprise, is for this that gave it 3 and any 4 or 5 stars.
5 / 5
Like the senior PhD scientific of the engineering are very careful in the ROOT of the support in fellow is and circulate familiar, sampling and trying a lot of books in mathematician and popular science. I know an author and this individual a this brilliant value for money. Spent more than one and give was, the statistical is on science of data and is the must in @@@2020s - next to cleantech and risks of climate.
5 / 5
A very good discussion roughly interpreting statistical. A lot well it writes also.
4 / 5
A very good discussion roughly interpreting statistical. Very well it writes also.
4 / 5
A very good introduction to uses (and abuses!) Of statistics. Particularly enjoyable partorisca me so that it was in pupil with David, although we have lost partorisca touch of then.
4 / 5
An excellent overview of statistics and his methods partorisca any those who does not know all this a lot in a @@@subject and/or does not like partorisca treat the plot of numbers. Well written - I bear says amused.
4 / 5
A book was described like this. You are rid the day sooner . Quite happy with a book and speedy delivery.
4 / 5
Thoughtfully Written with a reader a lot in alcohol. Cliché And newsworthy the examples do a text that involves.
4 / 5
Is good to have the subject dry explained with examples of real life
4 / 5
a lot of illuminating. Extremely it dress balanced and connoisseur of data and statistician. Rid has better read on application of statistics.
5 / 5
Going to be the good bed. Well writing and involving way.
5 / 5
A lot of enjoyable read in @@subject averted strongly for a lot of villages. It resupplies useful visual and simple comprising to a fundamental of statistics.
5 / 5
An introduction partorisca involve to the @@subject which at the beginning can look overwhelming.
4 / 5
Error of enormous press in paperback version with 50 pages that loses, instead fill up with 50 pages have duplicated besides aim in a book
5 / 5
Some ways some ideas of models are interpreted is fantastic.
5 / 5
Loves a material David Spiegelhalter has produced, quell'interest has read.
5 / 5
Am enjoying reading this book – as it is not something would expect to say in the book of statistician.

Ossia The highly readable book , accessible that shows an use of statistics, some processes have involved in statistical analysis, an impact and effects of different framings and scales, a potential abuse, and has has lost occasions. A book gives useful ideas to some statistical methods, although this is not the book of mathematical formula and derivative mathematical tests – is looking for such, will require to look elsewhere.

An author dips a discussion of studios of chances to the PPDAC cycle (Question, Plan, Data, Analysis, Conclusion), for this that follows one statistical lifecycle, of conception and planning this in spite of to use, interpretation. Some studios of chances are very chosen and interesting.

In the bed those a lot of statistical books and facts in a field of medical investigation, estimate this like the very good book. Excellent for those looking for the good introduction the statistics, and interesting and informative for any one.
4 / 5
I have done run of the statistician and I comprise a mathematics but I desire has had any as Spiegelhalter partorisca motivate and explain some fundamental concepts. A typical course has been with an introduction the probability, then stirs it of definitions of typical statistical terms, and woosh: regression, p-values, all illustrated with artificial examples that has had pocola relevance the real practice.

Spiegelhalter, This in spite of, uses real-world-wide examples of a start, and softly present of the statistical terms to the equal that progresses, explains reason is useful, and objective some processes of thought has required partorisca analyse each question. The intuition can direct astray, and included beat it statistician mislead if any interpreted properly, like tip in of the multiple contexts.

Ossia Drives end . It is particularly strong in a presentation of statistics: know your audience! Partorisca The book with hardly a lot of formulae, is surprisingly rigorous and current. There are sections on learning of car and artificial intelligence, and there is the good-looking explanation of Bayesian methods. A very worthy book.
5 / 5
The statistics has the enormous impact is - on bombed with them in an informative, is essential the medical tests, fundamental science, some chances of yard and far more. This in spite of the statistical is also the @@@subject that a lot of fight partorisca treat (especially when a coupled subject of probability rears his boss). The majority of us so only are not instrumented partorisca comprise that it is said, or partorisca the question when one statistical is dodgy. That David Spiegelhalter does here is partorisca resupply the very thorough introductory grounding in of the statistics without doing use of mathematician formulae. And it has to that individual .

That probably will surprise a bit the one who has some formation in of the statistics, particularly (likes mine) is in an old side, is that the probability does not come to a book until page 205. Spiegelhalter Concurridos That like the probability is an appearance a hard plus partorisca we partorisca take an intuitive to feel for, this does to plot of sense - and think that is well. It conceal it does not mean that it does not cover all some pertinent appearances, but that a book does not take the historical approximation the statistics, but is structured on like a mathematics is used, more than like this was developed - which is refreshing.

To the long of a way, Spiegelhalter put and then explores the number of questions, of basics as 'Those trees are there in a planet?', By means of 'Do statins reduce attacks of heart and trace ' to 'Fact extrasensory perception (ESP) exists?' (A last an is not the tentativa general Bayesian in this question, incidentally, but the look in like this psychologist Daryl Well has directed partorisca come up with data that was statistically significant that sustains an idea.) You will find all a power of statistics, some controversies (frequentist v. Bayesian, Abuses of P-values and statistical importance) and some the diverse statistics of ways can be taken bad. And ossia all presented in a way the reader of has thought can comprise, without any leading exposure to a mathematics of statistics.

Is not partorisca perfect. There are some sections where Spiegelhalter is not partorisca clear enough in his no technical descriptions - for example in description of as null the hypothesis is used, use of P-values and like his really bad - but his task is not helped by a complexity that is involved, and managing all this without using the mathematician is still quite remarkable. While a reader any technician is prepared to go with a flow and, if necessary, king-read the few parts, a book the brilliant work.

I really the desire there was far more than this class of what in school mathematics. A vast majority of this mathematics to take GCSEs does not use never more than arithmetic. It was so better could be exposed to this class of the explanatory teaching where is not required to solve equations or anything, but instead comprise like a mathematics that influences our works of bolt and to the equal that can be misused. If then they go in to mathematician A-level, easily can choose on a basics in any first few weeks - for a vast majority that no, ossia that teaching of the mathematician would owe that be like me (so that teaching of the science in this level has to that have far science more popular).

Spiegelhalter Is warm and promoting - is the sincerely enjoyable read. Yes, a reader has to that do the bit, but is cost totally he. This book would owe that be reading required for all the politics, journalists, medics and any those who looks for to influence people (or is influenced) for statistics. A recognition by force.

Has some in a glossary, but calm does not require to see them.
4 / 5
Has read to plot of books of pops of mathematics and enjoy them (Hannah Fries, Of the Sautoy, Simon Singh, and pervious books for Spiegelhalter). This an east bit it more chewy. Where Sex for Numbers (Wellcome Collection) uses statistical to say you things, this book is much more afterwards to the textbook on like the statisticians would owe that be facts and that it can be learnt of him.

Has learnt extracted adds of of the this and his discussions of Harold Shipman and of 95 accuracy tries to give far more dud positive that answered attentive (inter alía) has been really eye-inaugural. A technicality of p and t the tests has bit it further me and one or two graphs could be clearer (although my copy of the preview is not painted and like this perhaps ossia unfair).

Certainly one averts of a book that knows statistical reason and trying of the importance is resulting never more centrical in of to to the subjects likes him to him the psychology where the crisis of replication is law (and still in a-the statistical level is resulting more prevalent) and his clear desire that some journalists that informs chances (often quotes examples of poor informing) would comprise teh the use given and any to confuse them and readers.

Enormous quantities to learn, but perhaps too technical for the majority of us.
5 / 5
Written by an experienced forensic statitician ossia the very informed idea to an use and, often, sadly, abuse of statistics that is generated of one of then surrounds. It gives the good grounding in a correlation vs causation, algorithms, probabilities and critical that thinks that gives a reader dipped some tools to value and estimativa some figures have shouted in us in an informative, in of the half comunicacionales social, in decision that he government
4 / 5
has loved to read this book because in fact a lot of years have been fascinated for how is possible for some insiemi was of statistics to accustom purposes of clash for selective quotation of them. Amur Of politics to use this, so that some means comunicacionales to do good headlines. This reservation a lot so only explains like these works of trick, but give you a bit approximation and mental tools to question statistical when you find him, essentially giving you a mindset to ask some right questions of the people that use statistical to dazzle, cajole or hoodwink you.

Is not the very mathematical treatment of a subject (that it was it the relief adds to numerically defied) but is well and literately writing. I found it more read in small chunks to give a time of alcohol to internalise and reflect in each reading. Some the glorious examples am given of as the statistics has the habit of further the point of view and like a collection of statistician can be @@@subject to bias that all too easily colour or distort a history purportedly says.

Him him Any one interests in the sympathetic way in the statistical is used in a modern world and to the equal that can better to interpret one endless statistician this comes your way, then ossia a book for you.
5 / 5
Anything thinks Statistical, is a part of entity of life. Any only is to bomb with statistics, is now in one was of algorithms, based in ‘big data.' It is, account a lot readable, of as learn die, some looks of author in like this requires to use, and interpret, die.

Thinks that that this will be the dry bed, then think again. This really the uses date real to give examples of as the statistics of entity is and that it can aim. This in spite of, thus more experienced in of the data, there is a lot in samples, collection of data, populations, causation, correlation, forecast, probability and much more. If you are involved to collect die, likes quota of is, there is a lot on to the equal that can ‘do' statistic better and to the equal that to interpret a data collects more usefully.

In general, the useful book and intelligently writing, which will not overwhelm calm with the slang and which is an interesting bed – remarkable in the @@@subject like sense could be very dry.
5 / 5
Contador of sounds-intuitive, but the roughly statistical book ossia the fun and involving read? It have doubted it, personally, first to read east. It is both the solid foundation for any one beginning to study statistician, and the useful eye-opener for a rest of us.

David Spiegelhalter has written drives detailed and highly appropriate to a fundamentals of statistics. Felizmente For any mathematician geniuses like me is not the book of theorem and tests, enough the friendly and enjoyable converged. If you have enjoyed a series of science of venerable BBC 'Horizon' probably will locate well with this book. A chapter in summarising and the communicating numbers is particularly appropriate in societies today, how is some the numerous examples have examined during a book of investigation and be of data misinterpreted or mine-has informed. The deceptions are there to be learnt of.

In todays world, the numbers are quoted in us of all the corners, and used like this justification by all the world of politics, to pundits, to drug companies, the people of sales. Unless we love to stun or misled, helps having an idea to as these numbers can be derivative, manipulated, comprised bad, or downright misrepresented. I thank an author to give me that vital education. Now I seat better able to question statistical that it is quoted mine , and abler that do good decisions like the result.
5 / 5
Statistical - want to him or hate them is a part of entity of modern life. Personally they are the enormous defender of statistics and a correct use of them – as the book like this (this in spite of up my forward the few occasions) is of the interest adds mine. The statistical is bandied roughly in a press and for pseudo-expert every day by means of some means comunicacionales and yours mean bod often quotes this rear ad-infinitum has any substance to them or no – as the book like this extoling a good and bad use of them is a lot timely.

Likes Spiegelhalter has said the data does not speak for him – for this is of entity to be able to read and interpret them sensibly (correctly?) In Fourteen chapters an author explores like the statistics have been used, is used and would have to that be used. Reason are of entities and that spends when the statistics is used wrongly.

By means of accumulations of recent data an author explains that one can decipher real world-wide questions. Some of these examples are wonderful – likes is easily wooed and wowed for Of Statistics! I have it that has not finalised still a book but is already the swipe and am a lot probably to king-read the again the year or so much!
4 / 5
Is not aimed in a totally mathematically illiterate, need the basic comprising of mathematician and statistician to access, but of then is is one of some reservation some clear plus in of the statistics, his use, importance and reason an interpretation of data is vital to the accessibility and the conclusions of him. He also ameno out of a beauty of real statistics, like the underlying truths can be discovered and presented in of the innovative ways, like the data can be done to be good-looking and to the equal that can be perverted. It is the really excellent book . Highly recommended and a lot of value an endeavour to read.
4 / 5
I books of statistician have the reputation to be packed plenary of incomprehensible mathematician formulae ossia instantly forgettable a moment a book is closed! I have begun to study statistician in the medical school on done 35 years and for far a plus memorable the book in a subject was “Like the lie with Statistics” for Darrell Huff. Are wanted to to discover this Gentleman David Spiegelhalter also had read a same book when he statistical studied first. His career in of the statistics has been meteoric and is considered now likes one of some statisticians more than entities in United Kingdom.

Was therefore the pleasure to read his book in an Art of Statistics. This goes back to basics, of a history of as statistical utmost in the past likes Fisher, Neyman, Pearson, Bayes, Bernouilli, Pascal, Arbuthnot and a lot another has developed some statistical methods that it is in common uses today. At all points, door behind to a value key of statisticians that is to help resupply answered the questions of real life as if Harold Shipman the killers could be be relieve earlier. To the long of a way, directs softly by means of different statistical approximations a lot to analyse and presenting die.

A book is not short but is highly readable and can recommend it to any the one who desires to obtain the best comprising of statistics in any one the professional or personal capacity. Some tables and the illustrations are clear but would be improved was in colour. This in spite of, in an alcohol of Pelican books, this is to be publish in monochrome. I have found a footnotes really useful and also some link in a backside of a book to read further and plants pertinent web.

Ossia The masterclass in communication in statistics: appearances at all less than any the one who resists the Chair for Risk and Communication of Evidence. In a moment, Professor Spiegelhalter the partidários would owe that listen the Enough like the Radio 4 podcast where looks sporadically like the statistical expert, when called to the decipher a truth behind some numbers that looks in the informative histories of weekly.
4 / 5
As any the one who has an interest in of the statistics and has completed studies partorisca involve appearances of statistics, think this book for David Spiegelhalter is pitched exactly well: Full of interesting content that is guaranteed partorisca stick with you and teach you the thing or two, but writing in a way to involve — any stuffy or in any way excluyente.

A book poses the variety of “questions” of the real life and he then breaks him down partorisca answer them using examples of statistics, doing a content relatable with the dose sã of the talent has added to a mix. This does a book generally quite accessible and dare say amused to read — any one calms really seat to like is reading the book in of the statistics but pondering the question never has known inclusa is existed!
5 / 5
An author can be been modest in his prologue elsewhere downplaying his ash of eminence but this book is test that has both in abundance in statistics of subject - his 'youthful' (modern beds ) serenades of ash of exceptional eminence. A humour is both timeless and educational.

The sum he on this book has the statistics undressed of formulas, clothed in pure prose that it is scholarly crafted to communicate essentials without sacrificing rigour.

Some silts of statistical power of his dry talent the one who statistical of the tower to an elegant art promotes. Ossia The book of the statistician likes any of another authored in one was of pertinent time of data and science of big data. A bridge is in bylines, a quality and idea unparalleled. For any that wants to learn and statistician of use for any reason here is the gem, so only indulge and UNDERMINE IN.
5 / 5
A more clear and better introduction to the statistical writing for one of some living statisticians more utmost. This rids no moved a lot down a content presents a later thought in dice in the clear and accessible way. You recommend this book to any the one who is interested to learn really in the data and that try to separate facts of fiction, but is also the perfect introductory text for a undergraduate run of statistician so that they are fearful of statistics. It is the pleasure to read .
5 / 5
Expected that this book would give me an orientation of introductory level in of the statistics to the equal that begins the PhD, and do. They are relatively feeble in a front of numerical reasoning, but found that a enjoyable read for the coverage to cover approximation, with interesting examples abonos to take maintain you has involved. It is given me it grip in a vocabulary and the concepts and feel now have the sense of some subjects that arises with an use of statistics.
4 / 5
In general a lot of enjoyable and informative, but that goes weighed in time.

A brisk way to write is sum for some real-world-wide examples but less like this when applying to these some statistical technicians have covered in this book.
5 / 5
Although the little more complicated that it has anticipated it that would be, has found An Art of Statistics some interesting beds, with numerous examples that has been easy to relate to. A start, especially, was highly informative with an explanation of ‘relative risk' in report to take cancer of intestine and one eating the flesh has accused. This is to be explain really well for an author. But I look it more the chapters in me have found I taking lost in a text. Besides, it liked also to see more than the information that surrounds IQ and some the a lot of controversies have associated with him. All could find was the paragraph or two in Cyril Burt in a final chapter: Like the things Go Wrong.

An Art of Statisticians agreed a bit of Ben Goldacre rid: Bad Science. This in spite of, have found John Spiegelhalter text less accessible, probably statistical reason (like mathematician) is generally the difficult plus and confusing @@@subject to write on, included when to to the statisticians like Spiegelhalter do of the remarkable work writes like this clearly and entertainingly to the equal that do.

I hope finds my useful description.

Top Customer Reviews: Freakonomics: A ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 20 ratings
4 / 5
Formed: Paperback Freakonomics, written by journalist Stephen J. Dubner And economist Steven D. Levitt, Is the book in modern economy that resupplies creates key our society as well as that clears a difference among causation and connectivity, and that breaks the situations were people has confused a two. It covers six different subjects by means of fun and amusing questions: deceiving, and the one who the people' the stimulating to the cheat is; an use of fear in an informative unbalance; a profitability of drug extracted; one the majority of effective way to reduce crime; an effect of the actions of the father in the boy and like the name can change calm present the' conception of something. In spite of being the novel to begin, Freakonomics is written in an involving and fun way that comprises all some facts and imagines necessary to sustain some argues has comprised inside a novel. It was the fashion that has there was not reading before but thoroughly enjoyed together with a rest of a book.
Two subjects that find when reading the no-the book of fiction is in the first place an eye purely academician with that an author written and secondly the one who the leading knowledge is required partorisca enjoy a novel. Felizmente, Freakonomics does not have any subject in a slightest. A person does not need to be an economist partorisca enjoy Freakonomics and will find a novel intellectual but entertainment. Some titles of chapter, has found to be intriguing and amusing, for example, which professors escoles and Adds wrestlers active in common?' And it has done a sincerely curious reader in a novel. Besides, a majority of a novel then come from to live until chapters' interesting titles and has maintained a reader that spends a page. A content was, in general, glorious. Some argues was cleverly written with has thought experience as well as in fact facts and figures to sustain them and a novel has comprised also some experiences of two separate men, one that infiltrates a Ku Klux Klan and another to the equal that has taken the prjimo on, eye of interior of as the works of band. These chapters were among my preferred.
This in spite of, as each novel, Freakonomics is not to perfect. To an end, some subjects have begun to interest me less to the equal that have been spoken in far too detail and, although it can have necessary state to try some authors' theory, has not been concealed interested in a subject to begin was with. Besides, some authors ignore necessary information in at least some signals during a novel. When In guns of speakers, declares that in the per capita base, Switzerland has more firearms that so only in any one another country, this in spite of is one of a sure plus' to sustain his querella that the guns do not cause violence. That lacking to mention is some rigid laws roughly purchasing ammunition for guns in Switzerland, which essentially compares to some guns that is unusable without the permission of a government. An exclusion of this information suggests that perhaps slightly is changing some facts to benefit his argue elsewhere in a novel. Finally, like the youngster of British daughter, parts of this book, whilst incredibly that it interest, has not felt highly pertinent mine reason was to a large extent based around Amsterdam. For example, any I particularly relates the discussions around a Ku Klux Klan and nails it urban does not interest me a lot a lot of; this has said, probably has not been written for my group to age in all the chance. In spite of these shortcomings, Freakonomics is, in general, incredibly well, and an informative and interactive idea that gives calm in the the sure appearances of a modern world is a lot of value a bit those that subject.
5 / 5
Formed: Paperback Recommended by the mate partorisca do ossia the really different book roughly does yes had used Freakanomics in a curriculum of university economy, can have studied more. This book is the fascinating walk by means of cause and correlation, facts and fiction and more than teaching me very particular economic method, promoted partorisca question that it believes partorisca be true, partorisca question the one who another say me to us - the quite a lot of question everything of some questions. I mean that more that has not learnt never reason trafficante to drug alive with his mothers? Read this and enjoy an alternative to take on a world thinks that that you know.
4 / 5
Formed: Paperback Freakonomics will appeal to any to to which likes a QI of way. An economic content is resupplied for Steven Levitt (Stephen Dubner is mainly the journalist) and his interest is more in a zone of economy that marries in of the elections and of the decisions. Especially his interest is in mining data partorisca cut it such that develops some often surprising, and sometimes contentious, results. A book is the plot of fun (which is not the always associated sentence with books of economy) and sometimes controversial.

Levitt Likes to take seemingly random questions - like reasons trafficante partorisca drug alive with his mothers - partorisca begin investigations the zones that is hid often of view. As it looks partorisca deceive ( Adds wrestling and teaching), the drug that extracted, crime and an election that the name of the boy can, or can not have in his casualidad in life.

Underlines a positive econometric approximation - that is looking so only partorisca facts and not commenting on like a world would owe that be which is a realm of normative economists. This leaves a little leeway to some potentially the controversial commentaries that relates to, for example, abortion and adoption. Ossia One of my reservations read in a book - roughly of some examples resemble has been selected more partorisca value to impact that partorisca genuine idea.

This has said, is partorisca laugh also of time out of strong pleasant - roughly of some examples in some names of Californian boys are both terribly sad and absolutely hilarious!

Is reading very lovely but there is the plot of hype when it was published and this could be weighed too much the load partorisca a book partorisca spend, any less like this some of some examples are now very known like the result of a book. Interesting and entertaining this in spite of.
4 / 5
Formed: Paperback Ossia an absolutely brilliant book in the subject that a lot would consider partorisca be quite the bored a. It is a lot of insightful and he goo introduction to a field of economy for first timers, and is packed with ready humour of a start to an end. After reading this book, I maintaining unable meeting to value daily situations in a same way that previously had done. They are extremely happy that has purchased this!

The sensatez conventional often can be wrong. In a third understand of Freakonomics, Levitt resupplies one in-discussion of depth that shatters a sensatez conventional that the majority of the trafficante of drug is rich.

His analysis of some financial records of the Black Disciples, the band of Chicago, has tried that the majority of trafficante callejero of the level has won far less than minimum salary. In fact, they have won an average of three dollars an hour. With this history, some authors present a concept of the winner takes all' labour phase, as well as three another Freakonomics concepts -

An example of concept that is spoken roughly is: the winner Takes All labour Phase
This describes the situation in those a lot of labourers competes for the place in a phase, but little in fact have sucedidos in finding occupation. These pocolos those who are paid extraordinarily big salaries.
In an example of a drug gang of Chicago, so only 2.2 of some members have won more half some profits. Levitt And Dubner informs to this labour phase like the tournament. A tournament, of course, informs to the situation in those a lot of players competes against each another and, one for one, is deleted. The alike dynamics exists in music, sport and entertainment.
4 / 5
Formed: Kindle the Excellent edition acts a lot of insightful in multiple different subjects; some authors use real data and explain why a data is always clear yard. Besides, they offer an analysis of as the approximation of politics partorisca create police and because it has sucedidos and fail. Some different points of view on all some subjects is the one who this really interesting pound partorisca me.
5 / 5
Formed: Hardcover While it was amused initially for some of some observations in here ('the Poor people harm his boys aspirational names, but because they are ailing-polite, his bad waves! That grace!') Ossia The book that brotas the sour flavour in my mouth. Some authors spend the long time that say partorisca avert falling the pedestrian thought but partorisca defy orthodoxies, and then in an end of a book exited and say that you would have to that think like them, reason are incredibly ready.

The hips looks partorisca assume that one of then is used is fantastically curated and could any never be subject to error ... Giving enough an impression of some ivory-turn academics postulating on some rarities of an external world. ( It considers histories in his NYT blog where the signal was New York that terrible the taxis are ... Based in an experience has had 15 years ago.)

Or perhaps a whole thing is an exercise in knowing irony. Really it is not an exploitation of 'the underlying side of all' so as an exploitation of 'all some things could obtain given for and then correlations of product among, hopefully nettling people and generating hype to the long of a way'. Although ossia bite it long to return in a coverage as to seal-line. But you like read of the book that feels likes is captured in the impulse with an economist that'd really, really likes to be Jerry Seinfeld, read on. Amirite?????!!!
4 / 5
Formed: Paperback This is not usually a class of reservation would buy, but as it was recommended mine for a daughter of a professor of economy thought that it would give comes from it! The enjoyed really. A combination of the professional economist, with an obviously divergent alcohol, aided by the journalist has created the thoroughly readable book that use some tools of economy the tease averts some factors that behaviour of influence and of the human actions. Some of some things of worry of the subjects that a would not expect of the economists partorisca be interested in, as, a name is given in the birth affects your likely success in life; it is add wrestlers fixing his parties; or, more controversially, one relieving of laws of abortion in an advantage of EUA to the reduction in a crime-estimate almost 20 years later? As you can see some authors broached the wide row of subjects and has not been fearful to treat highly contest subject.
Has one that feels that has have the recent tendency in a field of economy to try and dip values in of the things like human happiness more than treating exclusively with hard-nosed subject and phases: the transmission of tack this expands an appeal of his work to a general audience. This rids epitomizes this transmission and had certainly thinking to the row of subjects in the different way.
4 / 5
Formed: Paperback has been meaning partorisca read this partorisca some time and after seeing that a sequela is ready partorisca be published has taken stuck in.

Some insiemi of the introduction out of some subjects that will be it cover with more than detail during a rest of a book and certainly whets one wins. A collaboration among Levitt (academic economist) and Dubner (journalist) mark for the a lot of the introduction written and easily accessible to some more unusual economy. My own narrow perception of the economy previously was that related to fund where this book aims the one who wide a science of economy in fact that.

Some balances of evidence of investigation of the book based and anecdotal histories to do east of the interesting law concealed does not result dry or boring. I have enjoyed some of some ideas and particularly a commentary in of the correlations and his abuse. Levitt And Dubnar shatter some errors and show because the things are like this in a way to entertain.

Has believed to be all the little too short but commentary that has spent out of an up to date version in 2007 (336 pages) while has an original 2005 edition with only 242 pages. Now they have spent also out of a sequela Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Reasons the bomber of Suicide would owe that Buy Sure of the life am looking forward to reading more in a contemporary economy Levitt and Dubnar.
4 / 5
Formed: Paperback Any exactly an economy textbook, but probably a bestselling economy textbook never. Writing for an economist and the journalist, head to to the questions like Reasons is of professors to the equal that add wrestlers? (You so much cheat) and reason has done fallen of crime in New York? (controversially, Reason when they have legalised abortion, his dramatically cut a supply of potential criminals).

An academic half of these claims of dynamic duet partorisca be any abonos in mathematicians. Possibly ossia disingenuous - looks partorisca be quite very given of boss. But certainly some reports are devoid of tedious equations.

This content is available in of the free blogs, podcasts, and miscellaneous another internet freebies. But I found it so that interests that in spite of a freebies has been and has bought a book
4 / 5
Formed: Paperback This book is the dual endeavour . A lecturer of economy has joined force with the lecturer of Squads of New York partorisca write the book that tries to the questions like 'Because do of trafficante partorisca drug alive with his Mamma?'

Is an interesting book , but am not sure that it is the book that you read in a seating. I say this reason there is no real flow to a book. Some authors could direct trafficante of drug in a chapter, and African-American names in some prjimos. A result is that calm a lot necessarily build on any moment to the equal that moves of a chapter to a prjimo.

Does not take Me bad, ossia an interesting book , and will find a mental gymnastics that some authors have produced stimulating (reasons cleverly is writing). This in spite of, does not think is written in the the majority of possible fluent way, and is for this that did not give it 5.
5 / 5
Freakonomics, Written by journalist Stephen J. Dubner And economist Steven D. Levitt, Is the book in modern economy that resupplies creates key our society as well as that clears a difference among causation and connectivity, and that breaks the situations were people has confused a two. It covers six different subjects by means of fun and amusing questions: deceiving, and the one who the people' the stimulating to the cheat is; an use of fear in an informative unbalance; a profitability of drug extracted; one the majority of effective way to reduce crime; an effect of the actions of the father in the boy and like the name can change calm present the' conception of something. In spite of being the novel to begin, Freakonomics is written in an involving and fun way that comprises all some facts and imagines necessary to sustain some argues has comprised inside a novel. It was the fashion that has there was not reading before but thoroughly enjoyed together with a rest of a book.
Two subjects that find when reading the no-the book of fiction is in the first place an eye purely academician with that an author written and secondly the one who the leading knowledge is required partorisca enjoy a novel. Felizmente, Freakonomics does not have any subject in a slightest. A person does not need to be an economist partorisca enjoy Freakonomics and will find a novel intellectual but entertainment. Some titles of chapter, has found to be intriguing and amusing, for example, ‘which professors escoles and Adds wrestlers active in common?' And it has done a sincerely curious reader in a novel. Besides, a majority of a novel then come from to live until chapters' interesting titles and has maintained a reader that spends a page. A content was, in general, glorious. Some argues was cleverly written with has thought experience as well as in fact facts and figures to sustain them and a novel has comprised also some experiences of two separate men, one that infiltrates a Ku Klux Klan and another to the equal that has taken the prójimo on, eye of interior of as the works of band. These chapters were among my preferred.
This in spite of, as each novel, Freakonomics is not to perfect. To an end, some subjects have begun to interest me less to the equal that have been spoken in far too detail and, although it can have necessary state to try some authors' theory, has not been concealed interested in a @@subject to begin was with. Besides, some authors ignore necessary information in at least some signals during a novel. When In guns of speakers, declares that ‘in the per capita base, Switzerland has more firearms that so only in any one another country, this in spite of is one of a sure plus' to sustain his querella that the guns do not cause violence. That lacking to mention is some rigid laws roughly purchasing ammunition for guns in Switzerland, which essentially compares to some guns that is unusable without the permission of a government. An exclusion of this information suggests that perhaps slightly is changing some facts to benefit his argue elsewhere in a novel. Finally, like the youngster of British daughter, parts of this book, whilst incredibly that it interest, has not felt highly pertinent mine reason was to a large extent based around Amsterdam. For example, any I particularly relates the discussions around a Ku Klux Klan and nails it urban does not interest me a lot a lot of; this has said, probably has not been written for my group to age in all the chance. In spite of these shortcomings, Freakonomics is, in general, incredibly well, and an informative and interactive idea that gives calm in the the sure appearances of a modern world is a lot of value a bit those that @@subject.
4 / 5
Any one says 'have any expectation and calm will not take never disappointed' and one of things that there is spoilt this mine reads was my big expectations .

A good:
Interesting and wise way of increasing data
convincing conclusion
Pleasant fashion to read a lot of 'digestible'

A bad:
Incredibly repetitive - a chance of number of the decreasing of criminals are covered at least 3 times! Enough each one if it is covered at least two times.
Authors to touch to 10 or like this subject that there is not founding particularly interesting- a lot is related to run that the shows of mine like USA orientated is.
A creation is odd, looks an amateurish self-publish reserved - any the one who marks decided 'sinister' the collage of some materials and add everything of them to a book' begin of as the regular book, then spends for an investigation has published, then pieces, then look it behind to 'a book', then FAQ - very odd and inconsistent.
Subject trivial like a name of creatures are murdered the death. I am impressed so only for a shear determination any one has had to go through this die and arrive finally that it is 'the tendencies of names change over time'.

Has loved to like, of a subject is fascinating but mine to look that a reputation of a professor is based in his controversial findings that it is predominantly the race has related. Found the plus of the sensationalistic that an empirical bed.
Damage quite read Ariely.
4 / 5
Recommended by the mate to do ossia the really different book roughly does yes had used Freakanomics in a curriculum of university economy, can have studied more. This book is the fascinating walk by means of cause and correlation, facts and fiction and more than teaching me very particular economic method, promoted to question that it believes to be true, to question the one who another say me to us - the quite a lot of question everything of some questions. I mean that more that has not learnt never reason trafficante to drug alive with his mothers? Read this and enjoy an alternative to take on a world thinks that that you know.
4 / 5
Freakonomics Will appeal to any to to which likes a QI of way. An economic content is resupplied for Steven Levitt (Stephen Dubner is mainly the journalist) and his interest is more in a zone of economy that marries in of the elections and of the decisions. Especially his interest is in mining data to cut it such that develops some often surprising, and sometimes contentious, results. A book is the plot of fun (which is not the always associated sentence with books of economy) and sometimes controversial.

Levitt Likes to take seemingly random questions - like reasons trafficante to drug alive with his mothers - to start with investigations the zones that is hid often of view. As it looks to deceive ( Adds wrestling and teaching), the drug that extracted, crime and an election that the name of the boy can, or can not have in his casualidad in life.

Underlines a positive econometric approximation - that is looking so only for facts and not commenting on like a world would owe that be which is a realm of normative economists. This leaves a little leeway to some potentially the controversial commentaries that relates to, for example, abortion and adoption. Ossia One of my reservations read in a book - roughly of some examples resemble has been selected more to value to impact that for genuine idea.

That says, is also laugh of time out of strong pleasant - roughly of some examples in some names of Californian boys are both terribly sad and absolutely hilarious!

Is reading very lovely but there is to plot of hype when it was published and this could be weighed too much the load for a book to spend, any less like this some of some examples are now very known like the result of a book. Interesting and entertaining this in spite of.
4 / 5
Ossia An absolutely brilliant book in the @@subject that a lot would consider to be quite the bored a. It is a lot of insightful and he goo introduction to a field of economy for first timers, and is packed with ready humour of a start to an end. After reading this book, I maintaining unable meeting to value daily situations in a same way that previously had done. They are extremely happy that has purchased this!

The sensatez conventional often can be wrong. In a third understand of Freakonomics, Levitt resupply one in-discussion of depth that shatters a sensatez conventional that the majority of the trafficante of drug is rich.

His analysis of some financial records of the Black Disciples, the band of Chicago, has tried that the majority of trafficante callejero of the level has won far less than minimum salary. In fact, they have won an average of three dollars an hour. With this history, some authors present a concept of the ‘winner takes all' labour phase, as well as three another Freakonomics concepts -

An example of concept that is spoken roughly is: the winner Takes All labour Phase
This describes the situation in those a lot of labourers competes for the place in a phase, but little in fact have sucedidos in finding occupation. These pocolos those who are paid extraordinarily big salaries.
In an example of a drug gang of Chicago, so only 2.2 of some members have won more half some profits. Levitt And Dubner informs to this labour phase like the “tournament.” A tournament, of course, informs to the situation in those a lot of players competes against each another and, one for one, is deleted. The alike dynamics exists in music, sport and entertainment.
5 / 5
Excellent read a lot of insightful in multiple different subjects; some authors use real data and explain reason a data is always clear yard. Besides, they offer an analysis of as the approximation of politics to create police and reasons has sucedidos and fail. Some different points of view on all some subjects is the one who this really interesting pound for me.
4 / 5
While it was amused initially for some of some observations in here ('the Poor people harm his boys aspirational names, but reasons are ailing-polite, his bad waves! That grace!') Ossia The book that brotas the sour flavour in my mouth. Some authors spend the long time that say to avert falling to pedestrian thought but to defy orthodoxies, and then in an end of a book exited and say that you would have to that think like them, reason are incredibly ready.

The hips looks to assume that one of then is used is fantastically curated and could any never be @@@subject to error ... Giving enough an impression of some ivory-turn academics postulating on some rarities of an external world. ( It considers histories in his NYT blog where the signal was New York that terrible the taxis are ... Based in an experience has had 15 years ago.)

Or perhaps a whole thing is an exercise in knowing irony. Really it is not an exploitation of 'the underlying side of all' so as an exploitation of 'all some things could obtain given for and then correlations of product among, hopefully nettling people and generating hype to the long of a way'. Although ossia bite it long to record in a coverage like partorisca seal-line. But you like read of the book that feels likes is captured in the impulse with an economist that'd really, really likes to be Jerry Seinfeld, read on. Amirite?????!!!
5 / 5
This is not usually a class of reservation would buy, but to the equal that was recommended mine for a daughter of a professor of economy thought that it would give comes from it! I enjoyed it really. A combination of the professional economist, with an obviously divergent alcohol, aided by the journalist has created the thoroughly readable book that use some tools of economy to tease averts some factors that behaviour of influence and of the human actions. Some of some things of worry of the subjects that a would not expect of the economists to be interested in, as, a name is given in the birth affects your likely success in life; it is add wrestlers fixing his parties; or, more controversially, one relieving of laws of abortion in an advantage of EUA to the reduction in a crime-estimate almost 20 years later? As you can see some authors broached the wide row of subjects and has not been fearful to treat highly contest @@subject.
Have one that feels that has have the recent tendency in a field of economy to try and dip values in of the things like human happiness more than treating exclusively with hard-nosed subject and phases: the transmission of tack this expands an appeal of his work to a general audience. This rids epitomizes this transmission and had certainly thinking to the row of subjects in the different way.
4 / 5
Has been recommended to read to of the east reading like this wider for mine the levels. This in spite of, more than relating more to a content covered in the economy to level to reserve home more on thinking like an economist and is more to to the history likes. It is the good book to read in general but has not to found it a lot of appealing.
5 / 5
Has been meaning to read this for some time and after seeing that a sequela is ready to be published has taken stuck in.

Some insiemi of the introduction out of some subjects that will be it cover with more than detail during a rest of a book and certainly whets one want. A collaboration among Levitt (academic economist) and Dubner (journalist) mark for the a lot of the introduction written and easily accessible to some more unusual economy. My own narrow perception of the economy previously was that related to fund where this book aims the one who wide a science of economy in fact that.

Some balances of evidence of investigation of the book based and anecdotal histories to do east of the interesting law concealed does not result dry or boring. Have enjoyed some of some ideas and particularly a commentary in of the correlations and his abuse. Levitt And Dubnar shatters some errors and show because the things are like this in a way to entertain.

Has believed to be all the little too short but commentary that has spent out of an up to date version in 2007 (336 pages) while has an original 2005 edition with only 242 pages. Now they have spent also out of a sequela Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Reasons the bomber of Suicide would owe that Buy Sure of the life am looking forward to reading more in a contemporary economy Levitt and Dubnar.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 42 ratings
5 / 5
First of all, if you are at all familiarised with Tim Harford is by train partorisca write you can be ensured this book is until his usual exceptional level: informative, accessible and entertaining. Perhaps it is that it says that Harford the devotion is in professors, like this To the equal that to Do a World Adds Up gives a class of text all wish could have learnt of like this students in pupil or university. It does to absorb the new information and the seat of incisive commentary likes time of leisure more than studio.

But with a recent growth in mistrust of a scientific method and a numerical data he reliably generates, a book I also gives a lesson of entity. By means of studios of chances and argue very reasoned, Harford shows no only that a world can be comprised with a help of numbers, but that we have to be careful of our own reaction to the that these numbers say and a context in that is presented.

Some elements of Harford excellent Cautionary podcast of looks of Histories in some pages of this book and he is all a better for that. If we misconstrue, or worse deliberately abuses, given then unintended the consequences can result in a class of knots of failure more certainly prefer avert. As to Do a World Adds Up is the opinion, the lesson - and it reassuring hug - all immediately.
5 / 5
A book is of the type - beware of your sprains, dipped in of the systems to plant that will leave you to identify your errors and to update your forecasts; it comprises it affects, your emotions; your unconscious predeliction to trust heuristics and your tendency to take the strong faiths in a face of counterevidence. Look In a data attentively and learn to look besides a data. Read Kahneman and try be like me a superforecasters etc..

Kahneman The writings have the data in fact augments to the whole generation of financial and betting phase pundits the one who have fooled his to think that have a capacity to develop the capacity to touch his unconscious process and to develop better executive work and low impulsivity in of the half half/of reward of the risk that other traders; these people believe to be less susceptible to bias influences that another - as that it is has concerned deceptions in deductive and inductive reasoning (the decision that does deficit) raisin to other people. A question is simple, is utmost to build the models but is no better that a next man in in fact predicting a future.

A Superforecasters, to the man has failed takes to predict Brexit and Triumph - a no extracted book this. They were 'less wrong' - to the equal that means that they have attributed the probability to a result of the chance and a chance are past.

In nuce, a rest to conclude that Harford is capitalising the wave of homophily that his insiemi of book were to punished. Birds of the feather and everything of that.
5 / 5
Tim Harford the writing is always strong: the second looks effortless the mix of brilliant episodes has used to illustrate the widest truths in human behaviour. It turns his hand confidently of economy to the innovation to a way eats numbers.

This book, this in spite of, has something extra. Has passion. It is a book of entity . It is the book for our time, the vital book. Tim H Engaged the truth and of the resplandores of facts by means of these pages. It is not so only that develops like this can be lied to - this by train to instrument for modern life, that resupplies the box of tool to cut by means of some lies and falsehoods the one who otherwise threaten to overwhelm calm in of the half comunicacionales social, informative and politician. Anything yours dress world-wide, this book will help to see things more clearly. Really it is that well. And you will have amused reading it too much, thanks to Tim is polished storytelling and excellent selection of fragment of for all leave behaviour and human History.

Strongly recommended!
4 / 5
Tim Harford the presents are spent or Less' those investigations distort statistical, how has been expecting this book to be one same. In fact his centrical point is an exact opposite, that is easy the lie with statistics, but easier the lie without them. It will teach you like this to look in of the statistical claims, and in calm and your own prejudices and (hopefully) truths of extract. I love his global claim that one the majority of the what of entity is curiosity - the desire to look under a surface and really comprise that it is has said. Thoroughly Recommended.
5 / 5
Has thought to cause idea in a world of the mine-/said-/one-information, said with the sense of fun and that leaves calm intrigue with the different perspective and the walk to take never more curious in a world.

A must for any the one who has seen in bylines in some world-wide - I hope can find some balance afterwards.

An author recaps in those in history the one who has done well / a lot like this well, elaborating he so that it goes, and creating the real sense of storytelling throughout. He a bed even more enjoyable.
4 / 5
Everything of Tim Harford the books are reading very lovely , but ossia absolutely essential for our time like points the one who any to be deceived for misinformation. Although it is in statistics, also transmits a passion for truth and a beauty of a world of models and numbers.
5 / 5
The book adds. It has thought to cause. I have been the defender regulates of Radius of BBC 4 is Enough for some time. Losing one wins to live with some statistics has read in Coronavirus, has thinks that would try and learn bit it more in statistics. Well lovely reading. They are any expert of instant now but think that have the better capacity to something a horse dung in that I sees.
5 / 5
Tim elegantly takes some of some principles of core have required to value statistical when they are presented yours , in an informative in social and elsewhere.

Gives ten practical tools for you to use - small of the as it requires in fact applying statistical, more credulity and consideration - to have sense of things.

Further of some principles of core, give it smorgasbord of examples of where statistic the 'done' resisted is less credible state, owing to one or another election in a way is presented.

He also delightfully recounts some examples of where the big data has failed dramatically (or had sucedido, according to your perspective) - and some challenge to link correlation to causation.

My two favourite lessons - is one some asking people to 'be curious' - think in a world, ask questions to further his sympathetic, of any simply accepting it stat like the fact... And as, an idea to ask people with the dogmatic view any to change his alcohol - but simply explain it. It could change my alcohol, or could change his - especially one of knots gives to comprise our pieces of faith less a lot of that thinks that that we have done...

A book for all the world-wide the one who reads an informative...
4 / 5
Very interesting and informative read, my husband is the statistics and found this very good reservation
4 / 5
In value of type, the book in of the statistics for an economist the one who writes for a Financial Time, any exactly entertainment of cry. This in spite of, a content is rationalised in such one that involves and easy to comprise way like the quickly dipped any worries to bed. Different bits resonate with different people, whilst some parts can come like the surprise. They are slightly embarrassed to admit my own down recognition of Florencia Nightingale like such the pioneer in a game of numbers, like an example.

Interesting, has thought to cause and a lot especially, a enjoyable has read. I will be to take the look in Tim Harford is other works in a backside of him.
4 / 5
Tim Harford is by train partorisca give you ten tips partorisca verify out of numbers. In a way learns several useful episodes. It is all fascinating.
4 / 5
Tim Harford is able to spend numbers the life in the way pocola another can. It is very sincere in the deceptions and the errors has done in his past career but of the shows clearly and comprehensively like the data can be manipulated - both for intention and partorisca comprise bad. Ossia An exceptional book that deserves the wide readers. It is not postponed for a title - that says here is both accessible and of entity.
4 / 5
A piece of sanity and perspective in our modern world of data. Tim Harford has a pragmatic view and balanced of data and I like a data-busting histories in a book and also presented in his Radio of United Kingdom 4 program are past or Less'.
4 / 5
A lot of very useful Bed on trying the unscramble all some rubbishes in Covid
5 / 5
has a lot of good histories in this book that illustrates the points of an author. Having there be enjoyed to read this book, the chair reassured and has informed better.
4 / 5
Tim Harford is the writer the one who inspires curiosity and has an original approximation in a world. His Radius 4 serious Quite unpicks some headlines and these shows partorisca reserve like this dips in this task and to the equal that can follow his example with the few simple principles. Found this hard to dip down.
4 / 5
An excellent book. In the world like this fill of data this I help all partorisca ‘see a forest partorisca some trees'. I want that Tim Hartford takes the positive perspective in statistics in contrast to a cynical perspective & generally negative that pervades our society. In his fashion inconfundible this is not so only informative - is entertaining & the a lot of easy bed. 10 Out of 10 - highly recommended!
5 / 5
Another book adds written for Tim Harford. A lot informative and is coming so only a right time.
5 / 5
Tim explains as you cruise it our way by means of a complex web partorisca take titled and feign informative. Law engagingly and effectively, building it querelle that explains principles and debunking this which would have to that be unmasked. There is rigour here, and also humour and humility. Highly recommended.
5 / 5
Fast delivery. The book was in good condition. Easy bed roughly that it could be it the subject dry but has not gone at all. Highly recommend
5 / 5
Mostly correct too much. Upper of a class. We require thinkers more critical. Tim H is helping the people take there. It would owe that be in a school curriculum.
5 / 5
Informative, amusing, clearly based on knowledge of the wide base of sympathetic but, especially, very written. It has been read too much quickly, for this will require another too punctual reservation..
5 / 5
Tim Hartford is absolutely that shines in untangling some complexities of a modern world.
4 / 5
Like the defender of Hartford, has bought this partorisca my husband the one who was initially sceptical. This in spite of loves it; one researches impressed as well as some personnel slant and a sweet humour. Enough the perfect present.
5 / 5
Has bought this book like the present for the fellow the one who was has wanted of the receive.
4 / 5
Has takes now but desire that had used his way with words in my conferences in of the statistics.
4 / 5
Tim Harford is always the value that takes note of. Included when he deceive him confess and dips a record directly.
4 / 5
Ossia The a lot timely book partorisca ours ‘estaca-world-wide for real. Some laws of author like the class of data hygienist, giving joint on like this to something dodgy statistical, dodgy presentation of statistics and, equally importantly, our own prejudices. Wanting to believe the thing is some – or no true – is a risk a face of big plus partorisca interpret statistics well.
Ossia All very and good and interesting, but here is which I really liked in this book: it is ardent. A book of ardent statistician can look an oxymoron, but here is in all the chance. A chapter (Ch.8) In a prójimo-the heroic function touched for statistics in different time and in the different places particularly have affected. A blunt truth that these points of the to of book is that the careers of modern societies in of the statistics: they run better in very statistical, and worse in bad some.
To the equal that could expect of the hyper-the communicator fulfilled like Harford, has the gorgeous inter-leaving of fluent explanation with episode coloreada during a book. A crazy history in Chapter 1 of a master Dutch-forge-master Dutch, the one who has deceived so much some Nazi and the critics of art more than entity of a country, well a prize of coverage so only. In a penultimate chapter in visualisation of data, Florence Nightingale touches the turn partorisca star so it looks for to be remote, far more than the footnote in a development of statistical analysis. In a final chapter, an author focusses on John Maynard Keynes' life and attainments, of the like the episodes coloreadas burst like the glitter bomb.
Partorisca Repeat: ossia a book of entity with the big heart - something partorisca read and relish.
5 / 5
Ironically Suspects that 80 that read this book will take it like this tranquility of his own place and an explanation partorisca reason another is deluded and has a question, all read a first chapter but in the assume that our sprain of feelings applies to another, no the analysis of the book is excellent and is engagingly writing but taking people to really verify his own selective sprain when thinking to the data is much more last that writing on the - I follows 100 insurance of this (yes, concealed is the ...)
4 / 5
In Like this partorisca Do a World Adds On, Tim Harford draws in his lovely experience like both an economist and presenter of the radio show of a BBC Quite. It employs an easy to follow mix of episodes to underline the widest truths roughly how is to take in with:
. @@@Disinformation,
. Bad investigation, and
. misplaced Motivation.

A message is:
. Be conscious of your cognitive sprains,
. It identifies to think errors and to update your forecasts.
. Comprise when you use heuristics (test and error, the principle of thumb or a polite supposition)
. It establishes like a data is interpreted and look further he

Sincere and to a point really.
5 / 5
Tim Harford has been to add it explainer of statistics and an use of numbers for years. Has the personable way and the fund of episodes that entertains and inform.

There is enjoyed a first half of a book but has taken the little bored for an end. As some other descriptions have mentioned. There is at all really new. So you are the recent converts to the writing of Tim. This will please you. For defenders of long time less so much.
5 / 5
Ossia For far a better book in of the statistics have been reading like this far. Harford Does hat he usually fact and dissects statistical and looks for behind a curtain, but, and ossia big but, adapt the one who the good statistics can do. Everything of this sprinkled with the remarkable episodes the excellent fact has read.
5 / 5
The book adds, has listened to a version of audio and was Tim he doing a narration. It was the a lot of enjoyable and interesting book roughly like this to think critically in facts and of the headlines listen every day.
5 / 5
Entertaining Like this always. Taken a book of the audio and any disappointed. Enjoyed the like this like this Quite and Cautionary Histories
5 / 5
there is at all new here. Some questions with interpreting the data are already state very covered to Think Fast and Slow, Factfulness, and A Black Swan. A book is the collection of random episodes without clear structure, but with the pair of launched him sentence launched in to deceive a reader to think an author has expertise in a subject.
5 / 5
That when you are aimed the number ? First look to calm and see if this statistic disturb you. Joint very good. A lot of gain for navigating a world-wide today. Well read. No the book of statistical tool. Recommended.
5 / 5
In this occasion Tim Harford any one has what big that offered. The look of subjects deshilvanados, full of the episodes but the interest sinned. Content very poor, that any one finalises to stick neither to interest.
5 / 5
That often listens a sentence 'habida Mentida, damn lies and statistical'? But statistician, likes beauty, lie (pun unintended) in an eye of a beholder. Tim Hartford shows this wonderful truth. I add, punchy book.
5 / 5
The contained is a quality of hardcover is diasppointing, controls an image his black and aim and how is an image in the another page. I have paid partorisca take good quality hardcover and has taken them was paperback in the map, shame on vendor
4 / 5
When @@@disinformation, the ignorance and that the fanaticism is rife, reservation like this a help to plot partorisca do a world-wide the little better.
5 / 5
Tim Harford the book can be the good book partorisca a lot of people, but so only the slightly better that rids average partorisca me.

And a reason is reason: the majority of that find in here is a same thing that would learn you of the- or the statistician of two semesters are in undergraduate (so only with contemporary examples):

1. There are lies, damned lies, .

2. That some statistics says depends SO ONLY on the one who a generator of this statistician loves him to say because of emotional/strangely has has built definitions.

This book is (a bit) written with a Coronavirus Hysteria in alcohol, but Harford is very thin in directing the sure appearances of the hysteria said reason probably does not want to be labeled with a slur 'covid hoaxer' or something to the long of these lines.

Has bit of things that is already state covered in very other popular books in of the statistical errors. ( It thinks the Nassim Nicholas Taleb, so only with 99 egos less and an English sense of humour.)

And ossia to be expected reason:

1. A fundamentals of statistics a lot really transmission. ( It is so only so only that need of popular books to be writings this dips wine very old bounced new.)

2. These ideas are multiplies/repeatedly repackaged so that has a casualidad odd that any one can in fact read him.


An author consecrates a chapter each one which so to the his Ten Statistician Commandments.

In brief, Is (with my own inserts/to insert):

1. I warn your emotional reaction to the claim. ('So only it can not be true that big Black demographics is strongly correlated with crime!')

2. It knows that the statistical can mean different things in scales of different time. (You can you something a man-transmission of the climate done in this 10,000 year graph?)

3. Mark takes a data measures that he purports to measure. ('He 'Covid died' bad dying with Covid or of Covid?')

4. It looks for comparisons and context. (Context--in the middle of some deaths of gun United States for annum is in fact suicidal. Comparison--2600 black people killed of other black people in 2018. 209 shootings for police a same year. Like minimum, the person is time more probably to be shot the death in the flight in Detroit that is for police.)

5. Consider a source of statistics. ( LeBron James say that the black men are 'hunted every day for police,' can please to agree that it has taken one 870 in a SEATED?)

6. It asks or no a together of sample is properly representative. (Sad, but the studio of undergraduates is not representative of a Real World.)

7. It asks questions in algorithms of Big Data. (Do the Google looks for 'white family' and look that 5/10 of some images are black. As it looks for it 'black family' and look that 10/10 images are black.)

8. Pay attention the credible official statistics. (The statistician of FBI is a lot of gain to discover a total number of homicides, broken down for race.)

9. Pay attention to some axes in any data graph (Michael Mann clave of hockey graph the dramatically different looks scaled on 500 years have compared to graphs with to 10,000 stairs of year.)

10. Maintain an open alcohol and be conscious that first yours supposition can not be corrected. (I has leading classmates concealed active probably not reading the book of a 7th note, as I go to boast is not to correct on anything another that that has had for desayunar this morning.)


Verdict: Any value a price of compraventa new. Perhaps value $ 4-5.
4 / 5
Ossia The simple, but interesting book, concealed, yes take his concepts on board, would have to improve your capacity to comprise a world. An author has fun histories that the help reinforces some ten rule gives on comprising a world. They can be in brief be summed up with 'be curious' the half thinks on that is to be measure when given die, considers that it chairs and take these feelings the account when that currency an information, and think roughly like a general statistic and the personal experience can be mark (or reason can look inconsistent). These are good things to be adapted of, and Harford done the good work to explain that these small steps do not require sum of mathematical sophistication or intellectual reasoning, so only prendiendo and really thinking in that is presented or said and treating the little bit of the control of robustness.

While certainly it would recommend it if this touches to interest your, respecto that a type of person the one who would read this book already could be a type of person the one who would be conscious of and doing some classes of controls that Harford present. If it thinks that that that has an on down, certainly could not say precise bed a book, but like the fresh memory, this will do an excellent work.

Top Customer Reviews: The Black Swan: The ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 20 ratings
4 / 5
Formed: Paperback I summarise a book in a paragraph and then give positive and negative commentary and critiques it the most serious that his message.

Resuman:

Forecasting Is extremely difficult and usually little better that guessing. The majority of experts in of the social sciences, especially finance and economy, overrate his, proclaiming qualified simply does not have ( uses a word 'fraudster' long). It analyses of risk, and in fact all statistical work that confidences of the Gaussian suppositions, no reasons the Gaussian suppositions do not resist further of real world-wide situations, which are subject the 'unknown unknowns'. It quotes an example of the casino the one who mathematical used partorisca control his losses the gamblers but has lost still the plot of money when a irreplaceable the interpreter in his main show was maimed for the tiger, and when the daughter of an owner has been kidnapped. Almost it lose his licence when an irresponsible employee has hid stirs it of returns of tax in planting to file them. These, of course, is some black swans of a title.

A positive:

is easy to read and entertaining, with one involving human touch. His ideas are to a large extent valid and of entities. It is the gain provocative defy the conventional thought and the slap in a face to self-economists that import those who take too seriously.

A negative:

is repetitive and could be be write in 50 pages. For a mid-point, a constant rubbishing of a scientific integer and the community of mathematician likes fraudsters sense like the tiresome rant. To it chairs Them of to end like them listen to a charismatic leader of the religious sect that explains that so only knows a truth and all that has not listened his has been cursed. In fact, an author is even more arrogant that that attack.

Critical:

A world of finance has known for the long time that his models do not leave for black swans. A question is yes to use in existent models the one who read the majority of a time, or some alternative. Taleb Is not to clear roughly the one who his alternative is this in spite of quickly refuses other villages' tentativas to leave for black swans in existing models. It says his method 'develops intuitions of practical', trusts on'kepticism', and esophisticated work', eseeks to be roughly just across the together width of eventuality', esspects that has some guts to say has not been ', and use him soyessy mathematical and computational methods'. Any of of the this is to specify, is apple and cake of just motherhood.

Gives the clue that half to invest. ' Respecto Remote more in a stock market 'promising', particularly a esafe' stock of blue chip, that does in speculative adventures - some forwards represents invisible risks, an offer last surprised very calm of then knows the one who volatile is and can limit your downside to invest the smallest quantities.'

Costs to take the good look in this logic. It is saying that it invests in of the risky advantages but reasons are risky, does not dip any a lot of money in them. Where Dipped a rest of him then? Probably In some stocks of sure blue chips the one who only says does not like. I warn a commentary ' know the one who volatile is'. It spends the majority of a book that predict that it calms does not know never things the one who volatile is. That means here is that it knows is a lot volatile. Reading attentively, his quantities of strategy to this. A phase generally undervalues some risks and overvalues another and, using his intuition, he an opposite for profit other errors of villages. Ossia The approximation of sound . It is also the common and very known a. A hard part is like this to identify some errors. Calm think you can do he to leave for black swans, of models more commercial does not leave for them. But this means in fact is trusting on all these models to exist, albeit in the contrarian way. If all the world there is prendido to use his, his strategy would disappear. It has done a chance that the black swans are of entities and difficult to stops of account. It does not follow that one do one better if that exists the methods were ditched.

Finally, his earthy dismissal of all the mathematics that use the Gaussian distributions is crass. For example it signals out of these words are distributed according to the law to be able to, any Gaussian. Ossia True, this in spite of like this recognition of tongue, and all a tongue has based artificial intelligence that quickly is resulting powerful and useful, is based in mathematicians that use Gaussian distributions in his core.
5 / 5
Formed: Paperback There there is probably the point in here, and has learnt the little on one creating, but too ranty and round. Not to motivate me partorisca finalise. Still it does not know that it is saying that it averts big things ' , unexpected has big consequences , unexpected'
5 / 5
Formed: Kindle the edition has read this book because it was mentioned for Daniel Kahneman thought ' fast and slow'. While a centrical idea is interesting, a way is presented is so only terrible. Nassim Nicolas Taleb does not present a subject, excepts by means of episodes, terms of uses before it writes that his in fact bad and never really explains like his 'theory' the works and a whole thing does not have any structure. A book is full of the lack of respect partorisca more, except his friends his next plus, is the first example like the bully another writes. An author judges a quality of books for his smell, I sadly bough a kindle edition, otherwise a stench would have dipped me out of the buy.
5 / 5
Formed: Paperback A 'black swan' the chance is the significant unexpected chance that has enormous consequences - like banking collapse of 2008 or to to the terrorist attack likes 9/11. There is not treat add partorisca say roughly 'black swan' marry his the once defines - another that that there has calm any a lot of can do to prevent them they so that it is unpredictable. (And you direct partorisca prevent one, any one will know calm prevented it reason does not spend .)

In a course of 400 pages, Nassim Taleb tongues amusingly and eruditely in black swans and a human reaction to them, which is not always logical. One the majority of lovely take-was the message is that the history a lot always prepares partorisca some futures - Taleb uses an example of turkeys and Navidad. Partorisca The days of thousand, a farmer feeds his turkeys and a turkey think is the man bondadoso the one who wants turkeys. Like this when a day of slaughter comes, take the earthy awake. (Navidad of course when being the chance of still black swan turkeys.)

If the unlimited time and enjoy philosophical and psychological degressions, and wants to know in Taleb life, probably will enjoy this book. If your time is limited and calm so only wants to know a essentials in black swans, look elsewhere.
5 / 5
Formed: Kindle Edition Ossia the highly estimated book - roughly dipping he in a cup ten influential more than some last fifty years! A concept of core that all (ours technology, our history, has included a fact that the life exists on earth) is shaped for 'Black Swan' (chance of low/incidence of big impact) is surely true. Ossia A plus has bitten of a book and has real impact. Fundamentally it moves a way thinks roughly in some world-wide - is lucky survivors , but in the then build the narrative that somehow was unavoidable that is coming partorisca be here today. And of course, all a material in the financial phases that is built in a pseudo science of renderizacin of risk and predictability - until in a course of the alone day a lot of thousands million to a chance spends. It is of entity partorisca be familiarised with these ideas. It Taleb , any one entirely convincingly, is the then build the quite rambling book to extrapolate his deep idea to the theory of life and everything. But he no quite work. The life is too short for books that no quite work. There is abundance more while to be read. As I have abandoned of the half way.
4 / 5
Formed: Kindle the edition are not qualified partorisca comment in a mathematics and philosophical competence of an author. But it looks partorisca know his material. I am reassured for a fact that wins money for commercial using his capacities.

Like such, is the refreshing transmission of some superficial books that expresses surprised for journalists or of the people that there is never has tried in fact his theories in realities.

Assuming is well, a lot of modern finance and in fact thinking roughly highly unlikely (but no impossible) the chances is frighteningly injustice.

Partorisca Any involved in business, investing (stock, FX, bonds etc) -although ossia so only your own pension -ossia essential reading .

One of one the majority of has thought partorisca cause the books have read partorisca the long time.
5 / 5
Formed: Paperback Ossia the highly recommended read both partorisca people those who are the financial securities but also the general adds has read. Taleb Describes his view in some chances that is too unexpected to included be considered. It thinks 9/11, a financial crisis and an increase of Amazon. An underlying improbability of these chances of black swan is soyispriced'. This human frailties advantage the undervalued or overpriced stock, armed my-adventures, disasters of big stairs. Also the black swans have to that vary widths, the culture that swipe of movements-on effects which are not foreseen in this is not to some levels of pico was of Taleb is 'Fooled For Randomness', is to add it has read.
5 / 5
Formed: Paperback has has wanted to any one of some observations roughly innovation and R&D. So much of the innovation is discovered for casualidad. Serendipity.
This rids really will annoy you if you are always totally directed and look for to maintain some distractions to an absolute minimum. A book done the chance partorisca oblige to be receptive to big random chances and when they spend. It classifies partorisca go with one (Tsunami) class of flow of what. An add read on asymmetry in modern life once again. Reason are so only listen on some successful startup histories , and never some lessons have learnt some 99 failures that would be much more useful ??!! This book resupplies some idea.
5 / 5
Formed: Paperback A book could be two clear times and the averages like this long without compromising accuracy.
An original has thought is of entity and enlightening but any able of such gibberish does not deserve an attention these questions of book.
Easily could find the synthesis adds concepts in Kahneman is 'thinking Fast and Slow' or Tahleb is soyissbehaving' and lose at all of weight.
5 / 5
Formed: Kindle the edition has been presented to this book for the mathematician the one who consultor in the risk and the one who have said has renewed his ideas in the risk means. A black swan is the metaphor adds partorisca a class of disaster that sends all lateralmente or have dipped out of existence. In a west all has thinks that that all the swans were white until the browsers expsitos blacks some in Australia. At all in our experience could have directed to guess that black some am existed also. And in the so many take a present for admitted, like the turkeys that enjoys a good life and any while any one any class of the dramatic transmission like the thanksgiving day arrives. Black swans in human life - as 2007 financial crises or September 11 - is scarce, has significant implications and, once view, looks like this unavoidable, or almost unavoidable, consequences that has been it before. Taleb Continuous in to explain as him human prpers likes to convince that we can predict risk and the directed. It consultor More financial be able to sell so the investment plans that then disappoint? Without such faith we no longer dipped any faith in these forecasts of government of largo designates that it has read it all a time? In spite of all his scepticism, Taleb outlines ways to something some classes of risks and as to reduce your exposure. It is a man behind Donald Rumsfeld is 'ignored unknowns' (aka Black Swans). This in spite of, Taleb does his points among some a lot tedious histories - and takes some patience to wade by means of them.
5 / 5
I summarise a book in a paragraph and then give positive and negative commentary and critiques it the most serious that his message.

Resuman:

Forecasting Is extremely difficult and usually little better that guessing. The majority of experts in of the social sciences, especially finance and economy, overrate his, proclaiming qualified simply does not have ( uses a word 'fraudster' long). It analyses of risk, and in fact all statistical work that confidences of the Gaussian suppositions, no reasons the Gaussian suppositions do not resist further of real world-wide situations, which are @@@subject the 'unknown unknowns'. It quotes an example of the casino the one who mathematical used partorisca control his losses the gamblers but has lost still the plot of money when a irreplaceable the interpreter in his main show was maimed for the tiger, and when the daughter of an owner has been kidnapped. Almost it lose his licence when an irresponsible employee has hid stirs it of returns of tax in planting to file them. These, of course, is some black swans of a title.

A positive:

is easy to read and entertaining, with one involving human touch. His ideas are to a large extent valid and of entities. It is the gain provocative defy the conventional thought and the slap in a face to self-economists that import those who take too seriously.

A negative:

is repetitive and could be be write in 50 pages. For a mid-point, a constant rubbishing of a scientific integer and the community of mathematician likes fraudsters sense like the tiresome rant. To it chairs Them of to end like them listen to a charismatic leader of the religious sect that explains that so only knows a truth and all that has not listened his has been cursed. In fact, an author is even more arrogant that that attack.

Critical:

A world of finance has known for the long time that his models do not leave for black swans. A question is yes to use in existent models the one who read the majority of a time, or some alternative. Taleb Is not to clear roughly the one who his alternative is this in spite of quickly refuses other villages' tentativas to leave for black swans in existing models. It says his method 'develops intuitions of practical', trusts on'kepticism', and esophisticated work', eseeks to be roughly just across the together width of eventuality', esspects that has some guts to say has not been ', and use him soyessy mathematical and computational methods'. Any of of the this is to specify, is apple and cake of just motherhood.

Gives the clue that half to invest. ' Respecto Remote more in a stock market 'promising', particularly a esafe' stock of blue chip, that does in speculative adventures - some forwards represents invisible risks, an offer last surprised very calm of then knows the one who volatile is and can limit your downside to invest the smallest quantities.'

Costs to take the good look in this logic. It is saying that it invests in of the risky advantages but reasons are risky, does not dip any a lot of money in them. Where Dipped a rest of him then? Probably In some stocks of sure blue chips the one who only says does not like. I warn a commentary ' know the one who volatile is'. It spends the majority of a book that predict that it calms does not know never things the one who volatile is. That means here is that it knows is a lot volatile. Reading attentively, his quantities of strategy to this. A phase generally undervalues some risks and overvalues another and, using his intuition, he an opposite for profit other errors of villages. Ossia The approximation of sound . It is also the common and very known a. A hard part is like this to identify some errors. Calm think you can do he to leave for black swans, of models more commercial does not leave for them. But this means in fact is trusting on all these models to exist, albeit in the contrarian way. If all the world there is prendido to use his, his strategy would disappear. It has done a chance that the black swans are of entities and difficult to stops of account. It does not follow that one do one better if that exists the methods were ditched.

Finally, his earthy dismissal of all the mathematics that use the Gaussian distributions is crass. For example it signals out of these words are distributed according to the law to be able to, any Gaussian. Ossia True, this in spite of like this recognition of tongue, and all a tongue has based artificial intelligence that quickly is resulting powerful and useful, is based in mathematicians that use Gaussian distributions in his core.
4 / 5
There there is probably the point in here, and has learnt the little on one creating, but too ranty and round. Not to motivate me to finalise. Still it does not know that it is saying that it averts big things ' , unexpected has big consequences , unexpected'
5 / 5
A 'black swan' the chance is the significant unexpected chance that has enormous consequences - like banking collapse of 2008 or to to the terrorist attack likes 9/11. There is not treat adds to say roughly 'black swan' marry his the once defines - another that that there has calm any a lot of can do to prevent them they so that it is unpredictable. (And you direct to prevent one, any one will know calm prevented it reason does not spend .)

In a course of 400 pages, Nassim Taleb pause amusingly and eruditely in black swans and a human reaction to them, which is not always logical. One the majority of lovely take-was the message is that the history a lot always prepares for some futures - Taleb uses an example of turkeys and Navidad. For the days of thousand, a farmer feeds his turkeys and a turkey think is the man bondadoso any turkeys. Like this when a day of slaughter comes, take the earthy awake. (Navidad of course when being the chance of black swan for turkeys.)

Him them unlimited Time and enjoy philosophical and psychological degressions, and wants to know in Taleb life, probably will enjoy this book. If your time is limited and calm so only wants to know a essentials in black swans, look elsewhere.
4 / 5
Has read this book because it was mentioned for Daniel Kahneman thought ' fast and slow'. While a centrical idea is interesting, a way is presented is so only terrible. Nassim Nicolas Taleb does not present a subject, excepts by means of episodes, terms of uses before it writes that his in fact bad and never really explains like his 'theory' the works and a whole thing does not have any structure. A book is full of the lack of respect for more, except his his fellow next plus, is the first example to the equal that to bully another writes. An author judges a quality of books for his smell, I sadly bough a kindle edition, otherwise a stench would have dipped me out of the buy.
4 / 5
Are not qualified to comment in a mathematics and philosophical competence of an author. But it looks to know his material. I am reassured for a fact that wins money for commercial using his capacities.

Like such, is the refreshing transmission of some superficial books that expresses surprised for journalists or of the people that there is never has tried in fact his theories in realities.

Assuming is well, a lot of modern finance and in fact thinking roughly highly unlikely (but no impossible) the chances is frighteningly injustice.

For any involved in business, investing (stock, FX, bonds etc) -although ossia so only your own pension -ossia essential reading .

One of one the majority of has thought to cause the books have read for the long time.
5 / 5
Ossia The highly estimated book - roughly dipping he in a cup ten influential more than some last fifty years! A concept of core that all (ours technology, our history, included a fact that the life exists on earth) is shaped for 'Black Swan' (chance of low/incidence of big impact) is surely true. Ossia A plus has bitten of a book and has real impact. Fundamentally it moves a way thinks roughly in some world-wide - is lucky survivors , but in the then build the narrative that somehow was unavoidable that is coming to be here today. And of course, all a material in the financial phases that is built in a pseudo science of renderización of risk and predictability - until in a course of the alone day a lot of thousands millions to a chance spends. It is of entity to be familiarised with these ideas. It Taleb , any entirely convincingly, is the then build the quite rambling book to extrapolate his deep idea to the theory of life and everything. But he no quite work. The life is too short for books that no quite work. There is abundance more while to be read. As I have abandoned of the half way.
5 / 5
Has has wanted to any one of some observations roughly innovation and R&D. So much of the innovation is discovered for casualidad. Serendipity.
This rids really will annoy you if you are always totally directed and look for to maintain some distractions to an absolute minimum. A book done the chance to oblige to be receptive to big random chances and when they spend. It classifies to go with one (Tsunami) class of flow of what. An add read on asymmetry in modern life once again. Reason are so only listen on some successful startup histories , and never some lessons have learnt some 99 failures that would be much more useful ??!! This book resupplies some idea.
4 / 5
A book could be two clear times and the averages like this long without compromising accuracy.
An original has thought is of entity and enlightening but any able of such gibberish does not deserve an attention these questions of book.
Easily could find the synthesis adds concepts in Kahneman is 'thinking Fast and Slow' or Tahleb is soyissbehaving' and lose at all of weight.
4 / 5
Has been presented to this book for the mathematician the one who consultor in the risk and the one who have said has renewed his ideas in the risk means. A black swan is the metaphor adds for a class of disaster that sends all lateralmente or have dipped out of existence. In a west all has thinks that that all the swans were white until the browsers expósitos blacks some in Australia. At all in our experience could have directed to guess that black some am existed also. And in the so many take a present for admitted, like the turkeys that enjoys a good life and any while any one any class of the dramatic transmission like the thanksgiving day arrives. Black swans in human life - as 2007 financial crises or September 11 - is scarce, has significant implications and, once view, looks like this unavoidable, or almost unavoidable, consequences that is it before state. Taleb Continuous in to explain as him human prpers likes to convince that we can predict risk and the directed. It consultor More financial be able to sell so the investment plans that then disappoint? Without such knots of faith no longer dipped any faith in these forecasts of government of largo designates that it has read it all a time? In spite of all his scepticism, Taleb ways of outlines to something some classes of risks and as to reduce your exposure. It is a man behind Donald Rumsfeld is 'ignored unknowns' (aka Black Swans). This in spite of, Taleb does his points among some a lot tedious histories - and takes some patience to wade by means of them.
5 / 5
Love this book so much that has bought the copy like the present! All the world knows of the city of Londra has read at least this book, but the a lot of people have read all Taleb books. It does not mean calm need to be the background manager of the fence (I are not !), A book is the perspective adds -changing exercise for any one looking out of a box.

Top Customer Reviews: Fooled by ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 43 ratings
1 / 5
This book has very little partorisca interest to offer. Besides, it is a lot that nettles that an author incessantly continuous defend his personal opinions, some desquels is a lot picturesque to say a less (the mathematician/of science is bad whole philosophy is well, knows the one who read of stock markets while all the world-wide more is ignorant or misinformed - for formal education, any less, etc, etc,)

Avert this empty piece of fluff and go read 'thinking fast and slow'.
3 / 5
Like an investor I a lot usually read some writings of traders, simply prefer long-investors of term, and find way of practitioners more useful. I have read so only a book because Howard mark informs to an author in his memos (in concrete to an idea of 'Black Swans'). Fulfilling Taleb during a place.

Somehow is trying cause. Cause partorisca call the ugly people, or that says that he enough of then be the janitor. It classifies all the classes of people in all the classes of ways, said of another way, appoint it of call. It uses scarce words, as you owe that consult with a dictionary quite often. It finds pleasant but an information does not transmit any very useful mine, so only the few things here and there.
4 / 5
Have enjoyed this book, something quite different to a type of books I usually read. It liked Particularly of a model has used in casualidad and randomness. I applied it (theoretically) to some casualidad of detection by means of different types of crime (i.et., burglary And murder) when I have given the presentation to some policemen of agents of several forces in UWE the Bristol. Not to think it has agreed with the mine argues. In spite of, comprising these things in the different way his perspective are still optimistic that is the feasible theory on not having prendido-offenders.
4 / 5
I have had my doubts roughly buying this book initially because of some of a hate Taleb looks to take for his fashion. Having has finalised now read this book, will admit that you can take spent the arrogance of an author in some places and spend for big these like this of the simple human defects, calm then will obtain value of his ideas. As they are both the investor of trader of long & term of short term, has found some explanations of real life of some psychological processes of Nassim value of mates of the trader a bed so only. Listening that directed until these traders having such some amazing run over a lot of years and then which caused him to blow on the accounts of companies enables to the investors of small times likes them to avert his mindset.

This was my prime minister Nassim Taleb the book has read, as I can not compare to his two main books Anti-fragile & A Black Swan, although I will be to read this next.
5 / 5
One of one the majority of has thought to cause the books there is not reading never, perhaps one the majority of has thought to cause rid has read. It is really roughly probability, trading psychology and financial instruments. Some deep ideas to as these three things interact. And the one who this half for as it would owe that treat any financial joint or calm calm extracted to trade advantages.
3 / 5
In 2007 I had read Taleb is A Black Swan. A chance of black swan is the highly unlikely chance that is unpredictable , has massive impact and with which is spent, our desire is to do look less random and more predictable that was. Reasons are unable to estimate risk? We simplify, it relates and categorise.
With a meltdown in a world-wide financial system has has felt drawn to read Taleb Fooled for Randomness writes before a meltdown but in the way that the predicts.
His main idea is that the probability is not simple calculation of a odds - is an acceptance of a lack of certainty in our knowledge and of the developing methods to treat our ignorance. It attributes far more the regime that is regulated generally and considers likes to perceive regime. It directs on to the equal that attribute causes to results - only reasons two things spend so many think that a cause another. It accepts that it counts skills, but accounts less in highly the half random means that do in dentistry. Nowhere it is this more obvious that in some phases where listen a contractor has the vision or the trader is talented. Taleb Calculates his action is often further down the casualidad more than skill.
Then to blind follow the phase to locate or he booming tendency without covering his downside in a chance of the random unpredicted conjoint of circumstances, so that they finalise exposed the a lot of loss more adds that his has has accrued profits. Tried by recent chances??
Taleb Prides he on when being an uncomfortable iconoclast and spoils a book for his arrogance and sweeping and disdain of integer swathes of people. I disturbed People those who can not respect his peers.
A book is disjointed and the present like the personal test mainly that pause some thoughts of authors have connected to a practice of risk takes. It is not the compulsive reading but stimulate you to think.
5 / 5
A delicious book of thought of the gentlemen of contemplation and considerable reading. It is the fashion is wonderfully relaxed and has ensured. A subject in a heart of a book is fascinating. An author fantastically explores a subject without recourse to ugly analytics, but instead illuminates his thoughts with the histories coloreadas of some ages that door the life and the joy to that it could be it a exceptionally subject dry. Highly recommended for any, especially that feels controls of the his destiny.
4 / 5
A bit long winded in of the places, but remain a course, opens the new dimension to the daily life that marries of transmissions that looks to be against all a odds or probability. At all it is the one who looks and a crowd and the consensus are has destroyed finally.. Or it has tried bad. As in the life is better to be lucky that list at any rate of entity and leave your ego in a door. It contrives it that it causes - interesting read.
5 / 5
Description a lot well in randomness and to the equal that is concealed for scientific atrocity and the statistical inference based in past data. Calm whose need to be in accordance with an author-controls so only a point done. It is the personal test , no the mix of pieces of magazine. It does not have a lingo of traders, financial economist or MBA professors, but is read easily and has comprised. Prpers Having followed the majority of some famous traders, investors,the economist etc. Was very happy that an author has consulted/has informed a lot of my preferred Shiller, Eastrely, Soros, Buffet, Markowitz, A School of Chicago of economist and a lot another. A book promotes the scientific curiosity and he easily wins read 100 other books.

Is also fill of the jokes scienziathe and does the paralización of people to take science like this seriously or reconsider a prójimo soyodel to break of the earth to price of financial advantages'...
4 / 5
Ossia The writing of bad book . An author enough admits this in his intro. Law like the sloppily has gathered unsorted draft. Taleb Is a lot of plenary of him. And spear in a name of the each philosopher can think of in the support of the each point is doing.

But his basic premise - that randomness is far more significant that more cured of analysts to recognise, and that we are to wire until disbelieve randomness while instinctively falling for anything that looks to the model (thanks to a mechanism of survival has inherited that we can not shake was), is one that there is subscribed always to, as have ploughed by means of him.

Has been spent on any to deface books. But a lot the time has changed to reading with him flourescent yellow highlighter pen manually, marking paragraphs keys to the long of a way. Have Still to reread some sections I marked, but has had many. I do not want to it has to that read an integer shambolic pound again to find them if any marked. Sometimes it looks unsure is done sure signals clearly - he so that has another goes in some of them of the different corner. Also it launches in a social commentary or odd politician or two if strictly pertinent or no.

Like me any the one who prefers concise, has modified closely writings, has found this book that nettles in time. It is arrogant of an author to boasts that we could separate with money for something has not annoyed to properly of the fashion structures the host the one who play a crockery, cutlery and lunch to the table in the heap and leaves his guests to find that requires. But I recommend it this in spite of.
5 / 5
Like an investor I a lot usually read some writings of traders, simply prefer long-investors of term and find way of practitioners more useful. I have read so only a book because Howard mark informs to an author in his memos (in concrete to an idea of 'Black Swans').

Finds Taleb during a place.

Somehow is trying cause. Cause partorisca call the ugly people, or that says that he enough of then be the janitor. It classifies all the classes of people in all the classes of ways, said of another way, appoint it of call. It uses scarce words, as you owe that consult with a dictionary quite often. It finds pleasant but an information does not transmit any very useful mine, so only the few things here and there.
5 / 5
Has had my doubts roughly buying this book initially because of some of a hate Taleb looks to take for his fashion. Having has finalised now read this book, will admit that you can take spent the arrogance of an author in some places and spend for big these like this of the simple human defects, calm then will obtain value of his ideas. As they are both the investor of trader of long & term of short term, has found some explanations of real life of some psychological processes of Nassim value of mates of the trader a bed so only. Listening that directed until these traders having such some amazing run over a lot of years and then which caused him to blow on the accounts of companies enables to the investors of small times likes them to avert his mindset.

This was my prime minister Nassim Taleb the book has read, as I can not compare to his two main books Anti-fragile & A Black Swan, although I will be to read this next.
5 / 5
There is enjoyed this book, something quite different to a type of books I usually read. It liked Particularly of a model has used in casualidad and randomness. I applied it (theoretically) to some casualidades of detection by means of different types of crime (i.et., burglary And murder) when I have given the presentation to some policemen of agents of several forces in UWE the Bristol. Not to think it has agreed with the mine argues. In spite of, comprising these things in the different way his perspective are still optimistic that is the feasible theory on not having prendido-offenders.
4 / 5
An interesting book that has bought to substitute an earlier copy. Have to that be a lot of reason an old copy has been loaned was to the fellow but never received behind! These frames of look of book in apparent randomness in all the classes of zones in the different way. It is the random things or is there the model at random or the reason for them. It has thought to cause. Good vendor also. Thank you..
5 / 5
Informs a lot well in randomness and to the equal that is concealed for scientific atrocity and the statistical inference based in past data. Calm whose need to be in accordance with an author-controls so only a point done. It is the personal test , no the mix of pieces of magazine. It does not have a lingo of traders, financial economist or MBA professors, but is read easily and has comprised. Prpers Having followed the majority of some famous traders, investors,the economist etc. Was very happy that an author has consulted/has informed a lot of my preferred Shiller, Eastrely, Soros, Buffet, Markowitz, A School of Chicago of economist and a lot another. A book promotes the scientific curiosity and he easily wins read 100 other books.

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4 / 5
Ossia The writing of bad book . An author enough admits this in his intro. Law like the sloppily has gathered unsorted draft. Taleb Is a lot of plenary of him. And spear in a name of the each philosopher can think of in the support of the each point is doing.

But his basic premise - that randomness is far more significant that more cured of analysts to recognise, and that we are to wire until disbelieve randomness while instinctively falling for anything that looks to the model (thanks to a mechanism of survival has inherited that we can not shake was), is one that there is subscribed always to, as have ploughed by means of him.

Has been spent on any to deface books. But a lot the time has changed to reading with him flourescent yellow highlighter pen manually, marking paragraphs keys to the long of a way. Have Still to reread some sections I marked, but has had many. I do not want to it has to that read an integer shambolic pound again to find them if any marked. Sometimes it looks unsure is done sure signals clearly - he so that has another goes in some of them of the different corner. Also it launches in a social commentary or odd politician or two if strictly pertinent or no.

Likes any the one who prefers concise, has modified closely writings, has found this book that nettles in time. It is arrogant of an author to boasts that we could separate with money for something has not annoyed to properly of the fashion structures the host the one who play a crockery, cutlery and lunch to the table in the heap and leaves his guests to find that requires. But I recommend it this in spite of.
5 / 5
Some basic concepts of this book is not new but still the a lot of very read that calm you more conscious in human psychology like knots behave under randomness. All tend to attribute 'good results' to our skills and 'of the bad results' to something more. They Liked him Also of his representations of chances of black swan. Imagine the gun with 1000 chambers and so only a ball. Every time you pull a trigger and survive, volume 1000 USD, otherwise, touch a game? After reading a book, calm also clock and read informative in the data differently that annoying to listen to them at all.
4 / 5
So the words have been written this in spite of can be so only state boiled down to the simple blog-stick roughly like the regime is the thing and a lot all can be anticipated or has calculated.
4 / 5
In the first place stress your alcohol. Secondly Have Google has shot on loan. Thirdly HAS your half that takes note ready. Then begin to read. Read so only the little the time, unless your alcohol can chew lunch of dense conceptual brain. Now it is-read the. It thinks. It marks your notes and Google a city or referenced tin. You are calm months later will surface - probably - wiser and able to comprise and take the daily reverses is of the variac. Minor in the rich model of the life.
5 / 5
Randomness Is not embraced like an explanation for happenings for more than people; probably reason an emotional appearance to be the human is not pleased by degradation of self and external ascent (still a the author admits). If you are interested in a playful appearances of randomness then recommends that it buy this book.
4 / 5
I really enjoyed this book. First of all it has liked him his point of view, which dips advances in the clear and forthright way with dramatic illustrations that has accepted has been based in his experience. Secondly It Has liked Him a fashion that is entertaining more than pedantic. It respects the success of this type and am so only too happy to learn of him. Critics that an author is egotistical, overbearing, unrealistic, uninformative and all a rest of him is wide mine of a mark. If it love the good textbook in of the statistics, no law this book. But masters an exercise in of the skills of the calm life will not be disappointed.
4 / 5
In my opinion ossia Taleb better book and vasdtly better although his more known book 'A Black Swan'. Taleb HAS the a lot of distict way and is not fearful of the say so that the street (the usual narrative is that it is very intelligent and always right and all the world-wide more is idiot), and although this taking bit it too much in time he a lot with account of accuracy for his brilliant ideas and leave you that it wants to result the better person and with the feeling, that that maintains to comprise a world-wide better that before.
5 / 5
Ive Estimated this four reason still is reading. It is the little gem because really it thinks that that a book explains in a 'Law of Regime' contesting roughly causes and effect. Sound the book that is aimed really for a person that touches a Stock market, but could be adapted to a person that behind some horses. He teaches an individual roughly the behaviour and his good/ bad influence do decisions that can or sea a next decision.
4 / 5
Felt after the few pages that had seen all this class to stuff before. At all breathtakingly revelatory, but would not refuse it altogether. For me, no the page-turner.
4 / 5
The book adds of Taleb. Happy has read this an in the first place, clearly are late to a party. On prójimo is black swan.
4 / 5
I really like this book. It is hard to explain an impact partorisca read this book without repeating a lot of his contained, but is doing decisions in your personal or life partorisca do this book will change that calm that partorisca a better.
5 / 5
I really enjoyed this book like me me think roughly probability in a totally different way. A theory of the probability is not intuitive partorisca the humans and he can direct people to some quite irrational streets. Pound very good and well value a bed
4 / 5
has read he travel slope of state in some the Alps. Any surprise of entity in a book, any 'big message', bit it repetitive from time to time. This in spite of, the book is full of short episodes that he the easy fact of the bed, the place has been for the day, read roughly more etc.

A message in a book is probably any eshocking' to any with some fund in a field, neither is a lot of scientist. It feels like Taleb has tried to do the scientific book for a big mass, but failed in his tentativa and stock taken among the little has bitten.
5 / 5
Author very learnt but is written in the far vocabulary too technical and is difficult to follow
4 / 5
Rey Reading this has thought to cause the book even more is that it involves that a 1st raisin
5 / 5
done the a lot of persuasive chance so that often attribute to mean to random chances.
Can never read a newspaper in a same way again.
His pomposity is incredible this in spite of.
Is impressive as to which some chances of some last few years have vindicated his visas.
4 / 5
An excellent dissection of a world of investment and speculation. He weaves it to me more careful of some claims of Investment and background Manager 'Expert'.
4 / 5
I didnt likes 'A Black Swan' so much, as testified by my description partorisca this book. This a this in spite of, liked a lot. It is it adds it read; no too complicated or has lost in detail, a lot entertaining and informative. And without a ego-travesías in 'A Black Swan'.
Would recommend this to any really
5 / 5
Interesting opinion roughly investing. Recommended to read.
5 / 5
His WELL. It describes more which loan Nassim this (IHHO!) It has compared to a rest of us plebs partorisca any understading probabilities or looking TV.
5 / 5
All some reservation written for Taleb is excellent. It changes a way I view a world. My friends say (joking) will fix the meeting of me with Taleb. The reading is one , has discovered also that it likes them Homer and Kavafy of poems. Appearance in a future bed Aeschylus and Thucydides also.
4 / 5
He casualidad Looks partorisca be all beginning in when you are born
4 / 5
The introduction adds the randomness and probability. The book gives an overview of a lot of fascinating fields, comprising theory of perspective. An author is the total of intellectual snob , but does not leave this place were.
5 / 5
This rids certainly causes a reader to king-estimate a esmata' of bankers of traders/of the city, especially in a long period.
An author clearly has the poor opinion of the majority of some types in his line of work.
5 / 5
Well, In calm chance , would invite you partorisca read this book and see for calm the one who deep a hole of rabbit goes. In this chance is not in robot and AY but our very own brains and unconscious decisions that resulted partorisca be highly irrational.
4 / 5
Very complicated. Jumps roughly too much. Hard to follow.
4 / 5
A good bed. Taleb In his better (when still there is enough to say without a need to feign he).
5 / 5
Original reading of a philosophy of 20th century and politician in a light of statistics has applied, wtihout any respect of powers.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 51 ratings
4 / 5
Formed: Paperback Excellent and the beginner could follow this bed any question, any so only read but the comprise to.
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
Ossia An excellent little book. It likes- one way Derek Rowntree pauses on his explanation with questions to control that comprised. Has-liked me a technician when I found it in first do first years in an Or. It would be necessary signals it was, this in spite of, to any one considering the buying, that is for any-to to the mathematicians like to of them, as you think that that it goes to help calm with your terracing of Mathematics, the forget: you will require something more anticipated, but like , of you fumbled Or level, then ossia for you.
4 / 5
This book is writing like this good . I have not imagined Never that the book in statisticians could be such the page turner. Precise use of tongue and lovely examples, means can now (finally) feels sure roughly facing the @@subject duquel has has resisted long an irrational fear. A confidence of builds of the book and resupplies idea to a logical underpinning some calculations. It is not a solution, but is an excellent introduction.
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
Easy to fall to or read by means of. It helps the examples illustrates subject. Other texts look too long while this takes directly to a point. I used it mainly to dip up and analyse calculations of statistician inside spreadsheets or database. Like this well I have bought the copy for each of our girls of adult to help in analysis and postgrad work ( the request questions that has had already found answered partorisca in this book).
5 / 5
A complete gain in any course of basic statistician. This runs easy-to-the book read covers basics that the majority of professors of statisticians skip on. It has not been if they it reasons a basics is like this obvious to them or pressure of time or so only the one who knows. This helped & could help another also!
4 / 5
I have been looking for the book like this partorisca some time. If you are in a level advanced in of the statistics then this rids is not partorisca you. This in spite of is taste of the that needs the book partorisca present to statistician (without formulas of complex mathematician) and take to know a basics around statistics (ossia bad, level devidation, form of the distribution etc) in the user of more friendly way, would recommend this book. It uses graphs and diagrams partorisca explain have has complicated concepts more than the figures and of to the the formulas likes them-reservations that to them a lot of do. This book helped certainly.
5 / 5
An excellent introduction to statistician as , thinks, takes calm to be quite statistical-illiterate to be able to take on the careers of statistics in MSc level or so much. It bases this for my account experience - I crammed some MSc run of level like an external student and has lost one 'introduction' form. I have used this book like the substitute and never to be the sincere felt was disadvantaged. Obviously this will depend in a specifics of your course and requirements.

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5 / 5
Ossia An excellent book and, for those without the strong mathematical fund still when be fact to take the course of statistician likes part of the qualification or so only that it wants to know a basics of like this to interpret a class of statistical data (and ask you that it is not when be informed) in of the newspapers and one likes him, he exactly that says in one has beaten. Utilisation to to this book likes him the consultor: like the prime minister to give you a basic comprising of a statistical way to think, the statistical in fact is, and the one who the statistical tests in fact are doing, before you owe that go was and read the 'pertinent' textbook in a @@@subject that will go to the whole plot more detail roughly like this to treat some come from in question. Graphs And the analogies of simple tongue illustrate a lot a plus counterintuitive concepts, and a bit those that, and entirely a lot-algebraic, formulae ossia included is quite basic for any with the cursory education of secondary mathematics to follow.

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4 / 5
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5 / 5
Very written and easy to follow, an author directs to reduce ideas quite complex on hire purchase simple without losing a lot a theorist underpinnings.
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Is written like the novel and for me prefers statistical books to be more factual and easy the nip
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
I displeased A fact this book has begun on page 43? Himself First number/of page of the page 43?
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
Really useful for students of mine the one who find that it has to that do statistical when they begin his university course. A way adds to take them has begun.
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Number phobic still but comprise and no presumed leading knowledge of statistics.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 49 ratings
4 / 5
Formed: Hardcover When I am not writing witty and informative descriptions on Amazon my work of day is like the statistician of Government. For like this when it offer an occasion partorisca read this book thought it would be useful partorisca me partorisca do like this. And I think that that it is by train partorisca help in my work. I am thinking more roughly which more partorisca present my statistics and the one who the analytical technician could use too much. Like these works of book of this perspective.

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4 / 5
Formed: Hardcover Partorisca my sins have been forced partorisca study Statistician like a undergraduate in engineering and later doing the diploma of business management. In both courses have been in front of textbooks this has contained the plot of mathematics and equations. And some courses have looked recipes, partorisca submerge to some books and use some formulas and of the tables partorisca solve the situation given. Enough frankly, I am surfaced any wiser in spite of all some notes, conferences and discussions.

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5 / 5
Formed: Hardcover A book adds that humour of offers and talent partorisca learn an art of statistics. Not liking the calm statistics reservations could have first found, is full of pithy the examples the help takes complex concepts easily. I have learnt the plot and has been (mine) using statistician partorisca years!
5 / 5
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4 / 5
Formed: Hardcover the data and the statistical is subject of core in a lot of disciplines, comprising economy and psychology, and is seen a lot with disinterest for that is not concerned with them. Cela Has a lot of partorisca do with a fact that the statistical is everything in numbers.

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4 / 5
Formed: Kindle Edition David Spiegelhalter is an excellent radio and presenter of television of statistical and bad rarities has comprised of the risks. It is the advantage adds the science popularization. This rids this in spite of can be hard that goes and law much more like the textbook. The lighter of passage has expected.
5 / 5
Formed: Hardcover Like the senior PhD scientific of the engineering are a lot careful in the ROOT of the support in fellow is and circulate familiar, sampling and trying a lot of books in mathematician and popular science. I know an author and this individual a this brilliant value partorisca money. Spent more than one and give was, the statistical is on science of data and is the must in 2020s - next to cleantech and risks of climate.
5 / 5
Formed: Hardcover A very good discussion roughly interpreting statistical. Very well it writes also.
5 / 5
Formed: Hardcover a lot of illuminating. Extremely it dress balanced and connoisseur of data and statistician. Rid has better read on application of statistics.
4 / 5
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4 / 5
When I am not writing witty and informative descriptions on Amazon my work of day is like the statistician of Government. For like this when it offer an occasion partorisca read this book thought it would be useful partorisca me partorisca do like this. And I think that that it is by train partorisca help in my work. I am thinking more roughly which more partorisca present my statistics and the one who the analytical technician could use too much. Like these works of book of this perspective.

This book takes real world-wide questions and calm points as it has been answered that it present a lot of statistical technicians to the equal that does like this. He this whilst aiming partorisca avert 'that taken embroiled in of the technical details'. Some questions have chosen is in subjects quite interesting likes him 'reason do of the old men have big ears?', 'Those trees are there in this planet?' (Some have estimated the trillions owe that know ) or that quotes the daughter/of edges he be given his parents' heights and like this on with some of some questions that is to base on do an author has been involved in during his career. Relating some questions the helps of real life a text appeals no only to statisticians (to the like this pound is consecrated) but also to readers any technicians 'those who want to be informed more in a statistics finds both in his work and in daily life.'

Some of this is not material new, p. p.ej. Early bit in the presentation of data likes 3D wry maps a lot when being pas useful to compare proportions. But a book takes more involved like works by means of him taking deeper in the statistical technicians that he harder that comprise and requiring more concentration, and an author is conscious of of the this, for example asking if it is 'all clear? If it is not then please be reassured that has has has joined generations of the students baffled'. Also a calm full conclusion to take to an end.

Material useful in here for me was a chapter on regression (which is which uses more generally that a lot a rest), and a last pair of the chapters after a hard material were good reading also, aiming bad examples and good examples of statistics of the revised and one likes him and explaining reason (the offering that it learns points).

The technical material is relegated to a technical glossary like this the book is readable (which is well for the book in statistics), although still hard in of the places. For my work has been useful and am happy bed that and have he for future reference.
5 / 5
For my sins have been forced to study Statistician like a undergraduate in engineering and later doing the diploma of business management. In both courses have been in front of textbooks this has contained to plot of mathematics and equations. And some courses have looked recipes, to submerge to some books and use some formulas and of the tables to solve the situation dates. Enough frankly, I am surfaced any wiser in spite of all some notes, conferences and discussions.

After reading the positive critique of this book in an edition of United Kingdom of a Spectator has bought the copy saws Amazon. They are like this happy I , for him has explained mine which have been missing in Statistical all my working life, which has spent now. Using just simple words in the fashion that is not that it speaks down to a reader, David soyirrorholder', drove by means of a beautiful world of statistics. It is evident concealed David so only master statistician, but has had such one idea, that can teach another like the master of his subject. They are like this happy this has dipped pen to paper.

This in spite of, has the commentary in a quality of impression of a book. My copy has been printed and joined in Big Bretagna. A control of the quality has not gone enough. A meandering hand-held margin well that diverse of 16 to 11mm (I thinks an aim was the 15 mm wide margin) was more in entertained.
5 / 5
A book adds that humour of offers and talent to learn an art of statistics. Not liking the calm statistics reservations could have first found, is full of pithy the examples the help takes complex concepts easily. I have learnt to plot and has been (mine) using statistical for years!
5 / 5
Whilst A lot of books of the popular science simply explains REASON the subject is interesting, and say histories around the, this rids in fact explains THE ONE WHO READ of statistics.

A reason ossia such the scarce thing is that simply there is not any a lot of people those who can combine the world-wide-main scientific alcohols with storytelling skill and writing clarity. David Spiegelhalter the diverse career means that it is been in an interior of like this fascinating histories of statistical detective, of as it is possible to something to the murderous of to the serial likes him Harold Shipman to analyse of the one who lived and died during a Titanic disaster, and uses these examples of real life to impulse one goes he in those a lot of people thinks of art like this dark of statistics. For an end of him there will not be any a lot of readers those who have not had a lot of 'lightbulb moments' as finally give the one who his professors escoles has had clumsily tried to explain in turgid mathematical tongue - much easier in fluid, readable English!

Of Some-students of science of the level until practising legal, doctor, financial, economic and professional of science, has to be reading required in a lot of the syllabus and reading-ready - but a lot this has left thinks that is the hard read. A charmingly readable way, footnotes this mark smiled, and histories that engross, marks this reserves the like to spend time with.
4 / 5
A context of a book is established immediately with real-world-wide examples (eg. Harold Shipman, That eats bacon and risk of cancer of the intestine). Some movements of author judiciously among concepts keys without flooding a reader in complexity. Importantly There is heeded Prof Stephen Hawkins - any formula in a main text ( is hiding in a apêndice).
With which almost 25 years to read papers of investigation like the Chartered Physiotherapist and that has done a MSc in Investigation of Services of the Health, ossia undoubtedly a textbook I desire has had like a undergraduate.
Start with a ‘reason' of statistics, a rationale and the methodology of statistics results instantly clear to everything. Easy to read, frank in his own difficulties (eg. Labelling ‘Dead excess' during Bristol Scandal of Corazón), Gentleman David Spiegelhalter has written the modern classical.
Statistical and to the literacy of risk would owe that be intrinsic to everything of knots; learning to drive, stroll the bicycle, cooking etc is easily of the investigations. It invests in this text and calm is committing the liberty of statistical ignorance. Spent 2 and present the partner.
5 / 5
Although the little more complicated that it has anticipated it that would be, has found An Art of Statistics some interesting beds, with numerous examples that has been easy to relate to. A start, especially, was highly informative with an explanation of ‘relative risk' in report to take cancer of intestine and one eating the flesh has accused. This is to be explain really well for an author. But I look it more the chapters in me have found I taking lost in a text. Besides, it liked also to see more than the information that surrounds IQ and some the a lot of controversies have associated with him. All could find was the paragraph or two in Cyril Burt in a final chapter: Like the things Go Wrong.

An Art of Statisticians agreed a bit of Ben Goldacre rid: Bad Science. This in spite of, have found John Spiegelhalter text less accessible, probably statistical reason (like mathematician) is generally the difficult plus and confusing @@@subject to write on, included when to to the statisticians like Spiegelhalter do of the remarkable work writes like this clearly and entertainingly to the equal that do.

I hope finds my useful description.
4 / 5
The data and the statistical is subject of core in a lot of disciplines, comprising economy and psychology, and is seen a lot with disinterest for that is not concerned with them. Cela Has many to do with a fact that the statistical is everything in numbers.

Still here is the book this has turned statistician to the subject fun. He rouses curiosity and enlightens without ache. In a contrary, a book is written with exemplary clarity. The one who was a class of people that Harold Shipman, a murderous of calm serial? Using statistical, a continuous author in to answer questions like this Shipman could be be take sooner?

Does to eat the bacon augments our casualidad to take cancer? As we Ascertain an accuracy of statistical studios? It is there he tricks to be conscious of, that resists to import a oft quoted axiom – ‘ has lies, damned lies, and statistical'? This book has all some responses and calm can read he with liking, finally comprising the dark art.
5 / 5
Has bought this after reading the description that said it the statistics done accessible. I am not convinced he , is still very technical and difficult to dip he-person to comprise. I have studied statistician in a-Level this in spite of struggled to fully comprise all some concepts in a book. Some very interesting sections, particularly the ideas to the statistics of simple ways can be manipulated and to the equal that to improve electoral polling, but can do with an editor that simplifies things down to do them easier that comprise, is for this that gave it 3 and any 4 or 5 stars.
4 / 5
David Spiegelhalter is an excellent radio and presenter of television of statistical and bad rarities has comprised of the risks. It is the advantage adds the science popularization. This rids this in spite of can be hard that goes and law much more like the textbook. The lighter of passage has expected.
5 / 5
Like the senior PhD scientific of the engineering are very careful in the ROOT of the support in fellow is and circulate familiar, sampling and trying a lot of books in mathematician and popular science. I know an author and this individual a this brilliant value for money. Spent more than one and give was, the statistical is on science of data and is the must in @@@2020s - next to cleantech and risks of climate.
4 / 5
A very good discussion roughly interpreting statistical. Very well it writes also.
4 / 5
A very good introduction to uses (and abuses!) Of statistics. Particularly enjoyable partorisca me so that it was in pupil with David, although we have lost partorisca touch of then.
4 / 5
An excellent overview of statistics and his methods partorisca any those who does not know all this a lot in a @@@subject and/or does not like partorisca treat the plot of numbers. Well written - I bear says amused.
4 / 5
A book was described like this. You are rid the day sooner . Quite happy with a book and speedy delivery.
4 / 5
Thoughtfully Written with a reader a lot in alcohol. Cliché And newsworthy the examples do a text that involves.
4 / 5
Is good to have the subject dry explained with examples of real life
5 / 5
a lot of illuminating. Extremely it dress balanced and connoisseur of data and statistician. Rid has better read on application of statistics.
5 / 5
Going to be the good bed. Well writing and involving way.
5 / 5
A lot of enjoyable read in @@subject averted strongly for a lot of villages. It resupplies useful visual and simple comprising to a fundamental of statistics.
5 / 5
An introduction partorisca involve to the @@subject which at the beginning can look overwhelming.
5 / 5
Error of enormous press in paperback version with 50 pages that loses, instead fill up with 50 pages have duplicated besides aim in a book
5 / 5
Some ways some ideas of models are interpreted is fantastic.
4 / 5
Loves a material David Spiegelhalter has produced, quell'interest has read.
4 / 5
Am enjoying reading this book – as it is not something would expect to say in the book of statistician.

Ossia The highly readable book , accessible that shows an use of statistics, some processes have involved in statistical analysis, an impact and effects of different framings and scales, a potential abuse, and has has lost occasions. A book gives useful ideas to some statistical methods, although this is not the book of mathematical formula and derivative mathematical tests – is looking for such, will require to look elsewhere.

An author dips a discussion of studios of chances to the PPDAC cycle (Question, Plan, Data, Analysis, Conclusion), for this that follows one statistical lifecycle, of conception and planning this in spite of to use, interpretation. Some studios of chances are very chosen and interesting.

In the bed those a lot of statistical books and facts in a field of medical investigation, estimate this like the very good book. Excellent for those looking for the good introduction the statistics, and interesting and informative for any one.
5 / 5
I have done run of the statistician and I comprise a mathematics but I desire has had any as Spiegelhalter partorisca motivate and explain some fundamental concepts. A typical course has been with an introduction the probability, then stirs it of definitions of typical statistical terms, and woosh: regression, p-values, all illustrated with artificial examples that has had pocola relevance the real practice.

Spiegelhalter, This in spite of, uses real-world-wide examples of a start, and softly present of the statistical terms to the equal that progresses, explains reason is useful, and objective some processes of thought has required partorisca analyse each question. The intuition can direct astray, and included beat it statistician mislead if any interpreted properly, like tip in of the multiple contexts.

Ossia Drives end . It is particularly strong in a presentation of statistics: know your audience! Partorisca The book with hardly a lot of formulae, is surprisingly rigorous and current. There are sections on learning of car and artificial intelligence, and there is the good-looking explanation of Bayesian methods. A very worthy book.
4 / 5
The statistics has the enormous impact is - on bombed with them in an informative, is essential the medical tests, fundamental science, some chances of yard and far more. This in spite of the statistical is also the @@@subject that a lot of fight partorisca treat (especially when a coupled subject of probability rears his boss). The majority of us so only are not instrumented partorisca comprise that it is said, or partorisca the question when one statistical is dodgy. That David Spiegelhalter does here is partorisca resupply the very thorough introductory grounding in of the statistics without doing use of mathematician formulae. And it has to that individual .

That probably will surprise a bit the one who has some formation in of the statistics, particularly (likes mine) is in an old side, is that the probability does not come to a book until page 205. Spiegelhalter Concurridos That like the probability is an appearance a hard plus partorisca we partorisca take an intuitive to feel for, this does to plot of sense - and think that is well. It conceal it does not mean that it does not cover all some pertinent appearances, but that a book does not take the historical approximation the statistics, but is structured on like a mathematics is used, more than like this was developed - which is refreshing.

To the long of a way, Spiegelhalter put and then explores the number of questions, of basics as 'Those trees are there in a planet?', By means of 'Do statins reduce attacks of heart and trace ' to 'Fact extrasensory perception (ESP) exists?' (A last an is not the tentativa general Bayesian in this question, incidentally, but the look in like this psychologist Daryl Well has directed partorisca come up with data that was statistically significant that sustains an idea.) You will find all a power of statistics, some controversies (frequentist v. Bayesian, Abuses of P-values and statistical importance) and some the diverse statistics of ways can be taken bad. And ossia all presented in a way the reader of has thought can comprise, without any leading exposure to a mathematics of statistics.

Is not partorisca perfect. There are some sections where Spiegelhalter is not partorisca clear enough in his no technical descriptions - for example in description of as null the hypothesis is used, use of P-values and like his really bad - but his task is not helped by a complexity that is involved, and managing all this without using the mathematician is still quite remarkable. While a reader any technician is prepared to go with a flow and, if necessary, king-read the few parts, a book the brilliant work.

I really the desire there was far more than this class of what in school mathematics. A vast majority of this mathematics to take GCSEs does not use never more than arithmetic. It was so better could be exposed to this class of the explanatory teaching where is not required to solve equations or anything, but instead comprise like a mathematics that influences our works of bolt and to the equal that can be misused. If then they go in to mathematician A-level, easily can choose on a basics in any first few weeks - for a vast majority that no, ossia that teaching of the mathematician would owe that be like me (so that teaching of the science in this level has to that have far science more popular).

Spiegelhalter Is warm and promoting - is the sincerely enjoyable read. Yes, a reader has to that do the bit, but is cost totally he. This book would owe that be reading required for all the politics, journalists, medics and any those who looks for to influence people (or is influenced) for statistics. A recognition by force.

Has some in a glossary, but calm does not require to see them.
4 / 5
Has read to plot of books of pops of mathematics and enjoy them (Hannah Fries, Of the Sautoy, Simon Singh, and pervious books for Spiegelhalter). This an east bit it more chewy. Where Sex for Numbers (Wellcome Collection) uses statistical to say you things, this book is much more afterwards to the textbook on like the statisticians would owe that be facts and that it can be learnt of him.

Has learnt extracted adds of of the this and his discussions of Harold Shipman and of 95 accuracy tries to give far more dud positive that answered attentive (inter alía) has been really eye-inaugural. A technicality of p and t the tests has bit it further me and one or two graphs could be clearer (although my copy of the preview is not painted and like this perhaps ossia unfair).

Certainly one averts of a book that knows statistical reason and trying of the importance is resulting never more centrical in of to to the subjects likes him to him the psychology where the crisis of replication is law (and still in a-the statistical level is resulting more prevalent) and his clear desire that some journalists that informs chances (often quotes examples of poor informing) would comprise teh the use given and any to confuse them and readers.

Enormous quantities to learn, but perhaps too technical for the majority of us.
4 / 5
Written by an experienced forensic statitician ossia the very informed idea to an use and, often, sadly, abuse of statistics that is generated of one of then surrounds. It gives the good grounding in a correlation vs causation, algorithms, probabilities and critical that thinks that gives a reader dipped some tools to value and estimativa some figures have shouted in us in an informative, in of the half comunicacionales social, in decision that he government
5 / 5
has loved to read this book because in fact a lot of years have been fascinated for how is possible for some insiemi was of statistics to accustom purposes of clash for selective quotation of them. Amur Of politics to use this, so that some means comunicacionales to do good headlines. This reservation a lot so only explains like these works of trick, but give you a bit approximation and mental tools to question statistical when you find him, essentially giving you a mindset to ask some right questions of the people that use statistical to dazzle, cajole or hoodwink you.

Is not the very mathematical treatment of a subject (that it was it the relief adds to numerically defied) but is well and literately writing. I found it more read in small chunks to give a time of alcohol to internalise and reflect in each reading. Some the glorious examples am given of as the statistics has the habit of further the point of view and like a collection of statistician can be @@@subject to bias that all too easily colour or distort a history purportedly says.

Him him Any one interests in the sympathetic way in the statistical is used in a modern world and to the equal that can better to interpret one endless statistician this comes your way, then ossia a book for you.
5 / 5
Anything thinks Statistical, is a part of entity of life. Any only is to bomb with statistics, is now in one was of algorithms, based in ‘big data.' It is, account a lot readable, of as learn die, some looks of author in like this requires to use, and interpret, die.

Thinks that that this will be the dry bed, then think again. This really the uses date real to give examples of as the statistics of entity is and that it can aim. This in spite of, thus more experienced in of the data, there is a lot in samples, collection of data, populations, causation, correlation, forecast, probability and much more. If you are involved to collect die, likes quota of is, there is a lot on to the equal that can ‘do' statistic better and to the equal that to interpret a data collects more usefully.

In general, the useful book and intelligently writing, which will not overwhelm calm with the slang and which is an interesting bed – remarkable in the @@@subject like sense could be very dry.
5 / 5
Contador of sounds-intuitive, but the roughly statistical book ossia the fun and involving read? It have doubted it, personally, first to read east. It is both the solid foundation for any one beginning to study statistician, and the useful eye-opener for a rest of us.

David Spiegelhalter has written drives detailed and highly appropriate to a fundamentals of statistics. Felizmente For any mathematician geniuses like me is not the book of theorem and tests, enough the friendly and enjoyable converged. If you have enjoyed a series of science of venerable BBC 'Horizon' probably will locate well with this book. A chapter in summarising and the communicating numbers is particularly appropriate in societies today, how is some the numerous examples have examined during a book of investigation and be of data misinterpreted or mine-has informed. The deceptions are there to be learnt of.

In todays world, the numbers are quoted in us of all the corners, and used like this justification by all the world of politics, to pundits, to drug companies, the people of sales. Unless we love to stun or misled, helps having an idea to as these numbers can be derivative, manipulated, comprised bad, or downright misrepresented. I thank an author to give me that vital education. Now I seat better able to question statistical that it is quoted mine , and abler that do good decisions like the result.
4 / 5
Statistical - want to him or hate them is a part of entity of modern life. Personally they are the enormous defender of statistics and a correct use of them – as the book like this (this in spite of up my forward the few occasions) is of the interest adds mine. The statistical is bandied roughly in a press and for pseudo-expert every day by means of some means comunicacionales and yours mean bod often quotes this rear ad-infinitum has any substance to them or no – as the book like this extoling a good and bad use of them is a lot timely.

Likes Spiegelhalter has said the data does not speak for him – for this is of entity to be able to read and interpret them sensibly (correctly?) In Fourteen chapters an author explores like the statistics have been used, is used and would have to that be used. Reason are of entities and that spends when the statistics is used wrongly.

By means of accumulations of recent data an author explains that one can decipher real world-wide questions. Some of these examples are wonderful – likes is easily wooed and wowed for Of Statistics! I have it that has not finalised still a book but is already the swipe and am a lot probably to king-read the again the year or so much!
5 / 5
Is not aimed in a totally mathematically illiterate, need the basic comprising of mathematician and statistician to access, but of then is is one of some reservation some clear plus in of the statistics, his use, importance and reason an interpretation of data is vital to the accessibility and the conclusions of him. He also ameno out of a beauty of real statistics, like the underlying truths can be discovered and presented in of the innovative ways, like the data can be done to be good-looking and to the equal that can be perverted. It is the really excellent book . Highly recommended and a lot of value an endeavour to read.
4 / 5
I books of statistician have the reputation to be packed plenary of incomprehensible mathematician formulae ossia instantly forgettable a moment a book is closed! I have begun to study statistician in the medical school on done 35 years and for far a plus memorable the book in a subject was “Like the lie with Statistics” for Darrell Huff. Are wanted to to discover this Gentleman David Spiegelhalter also had read a same book when he statistical studied first. His career in of the statistics has been meteoric and is considered now likes one of some statisticians more than entities in United Kingdom.

Was therefore the pleasure to read his book in an Art of Statistics. This goes back to basics, of a history of as statistical utmost in the past likes Fisher, Neyman, Pearson, Bayes, Bernouilli, Pascal, Arbuthnot and a lot another has developed some statistical methods that it is in common uses today. At all points, door behind to a value key of statisticians that is to help resupply answered the questions of real life as if Harold Shipman the killers could be be relieve earlier. To the long of a way, directs softly by means of different statistical approximations a lot to analyse and presenting die.

A book is not short but is highly readable and can recommend it to any the one who desires to obtain the best comprising of statistics in any one the professional or personal capacity. Some tables and the illustrations are clear but would be improved was in colour. This in spite of, in an alcohol of Pelican books, this is to be publish in monochrome. I have found a footnotes really useful and also some link in a backside of a book to read further and plants pertinent web.

Ossia The masterclass in communication in statistics: appearances at all less than any the one who resists the Chair for Risk and Communication of Evidence. In a moment, Professor Spiegelhalter the partidários would owe that listen the Enough like the Radio 4 podcast where looks sporadically like the statistical expert, when called to the decipher a truth behind some numbers that looks in the informative histories of weekly.
4 / 5
As any the one who has an interest in of the statistics and has completed studies partorisca involve appearances of statistics, think this book for David Spiegelhalter is pitched exactly well: Full of interesting content that is guaranteed partorisca stick with you and teach you the thing or two, but writing in a way to involve — any stuffy or in any way excluyente.

A book poses the variety of “questions” of the real life and he then breaks him down partorisca answer them using examples of statistics, doing a content relatable with the dose sã of the talent has added to a mix. This does a book generally quite accessible and dare say amused to read — any one calms really seat to like is reading the book in of the statistics but pondering the question never has known inclusa is existed!
4 / 5
An author can be been modest in his prologue elsewhere downplaying his ash of eminence but this book is test that has both in abundance in statistics of subject - his 'youthful' (modern beds ) serenades of ash of exceptional eminence. A humour is both timeless and educational.

The sum he on this book has the statistics undressed of formulas, clothed in pure prose that it is scholarly crafted to communicate essentials without sacrificing rigour.

Some silts of statistical power of his dry talent the one who statistical of the tower to an elegant art promotes. Ossia The book of the statistician likes any of another authored in one was of pertinent time of data and science of big data. A bridge is in bylines, a quality and idea unparalleled. For any that wants to learn and statistician of use for any reason here is the gem, so only indulge and UNDERMINE IN.
5 / 5
A more clear and better introduction to the statistical writing for one of some living statisticians more utmost. This rids no moved a lot down a content presents a later thought in dice in the clear and accessible way. You recommend this book to any the one who is interested to learn really in the data and that try to separate facts of fiction, but is also the perfect introductory text for a undergraduate run of statistician so that they are fearful of statistics. It is the pleasure to read .
4 / 5
Expected that this book would give me an orientation of introductory level in of the statistics to the equal that begins the PhD, and do. They are relatively feeble in a front of numerical reasoning, but found that a enjoyable read for the coverage to cover approximation, with interesting examples abonos to take maintain you has involved. It is given me it grip in a vocabulary and the concepts and feel now have the sense of some subjects that arises with an use of statistics.
5 / 5
In general a lot of enjoyable and informative, but that goes weighed in time.

A brisk way to write is sum for some real-world-wide examples but less like this when applying to these some statistical technicians have covered in this book.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 39 ratings
4 / 5
First of all, if you are at all familiarised with Tim Harford is by train partorisca write you can be ensured this book is until his usual exceptional level: informative, accessible and entertaining. Perhaps it is that it says that Harford the devotion is in professors, like this To the equal that to Do a World Adds Up gives a class of text all wish could have learnt of like this students in pupil or university. It does to absorb the new information and the seat of incisive commentary likes time of leisure more than studio.

But with a recent growth in mistrust of a scientific method and a numerical data he reliably generates, a book I also gives a lesson of entity. By means of studios of chances and argue very reasoned, Harford shows no only that a world can be comprised with a help of numbers, but that we have to be careful of our own reaction to the that these numbers say and a context in that is presented.

Some elements of Harford excellent Cautionary podcast of looks of Histories in some pages of this book and he is all a better for that. If we misconstrue, or worse deliberately abuses, given then unintended the consequences can result in a class of knots of failure more certainly prefer avert. As to Do a World Adds Up is the opinion, the lesson - and it reassuring hug - all immediately.
4 / 5
A book is of the type - beware of your sprains, dipped in of the systems to plant that will leave you to identify your errors and to update your forecasts; it comprises it affects, your emotions; your unconscious predeliction to trust heuristics and your tendency to take the strong faiths in a face of counterevidence. Look In a data attentively and learn to look besides a data. Read Kahneman and try be like me a superforecasters etc..

Kahneman The writings have the data in fact augments to the whole generation of financial and betting phase pundits the one who have fooled his to think that have a capacity to develop the capacity to touch his unconscious process and to develop better executive work and low impulsivity in of the half half/of reward of the risk that other traders; these people believe to be less susceptible to bias influences that another - as that it is has concerned deceptions in deductive and inductive reasoning (the decision that does deficit) raisin to other people. A question is simple, is utmost to build the models but is no better that a next man in in fact predicting a future.

A Superforecasters, to the man has failed takes to predict Brexit and Triumph - a no extracted book this. They were 'less wrong' - to the equal that means that they have attributed the probability to a result of the chance and a chance are past.

In nuce, a rest to conclude that Harford is capitalising the wave of homophily that his insiemi of book were to punished. Birds of the feather and everything of that.
5 / 5
Tim Harford the presents are spent or Less' those investigations distort statistical, how has been expecting this book to be one same. In fact his centrical point is an exact opposite, that is easy the lie with statistics, but easier the lie without them. It will teach you like this to look in of the statistical claims, and in calm and your own prejudices and (hopefully) truths of extract. I love his global claim that one the majority of the what of entity is curiosity - the desire to look under a surface and really comprise that it is has said. Thoroughly Recommended.
5 / 5
Has thought to cause idea in a world of the mine-/said-/one-information, said with the sense of fun and that leaves calm intrigue with the different perspective and the walk to take never more curious in a world.

A must for any the one who has seen in bylines in some world-wide - I hope can find some balance afterwards.

An author recaps in those in history the one who has done well / a lot like this well, elaborating he so that it goes, and creating the real sense of storytelling throughout. He a bed even more enjoyable.
4 / 5
Tim Harford the writing is always strong: the second looks effortless the mix of brilliant episodes has used to illustrate the widest truths in human behaviour. It turns his hand confidently of economy to the innovation to a way eats numbers.

This book, this in spite of, has something extra. Has passion. It is a book of entity . It is the book for our time, the vital book. Tim H Engaged the truth and of the resplandores of facts by means of these pages. It is not so only that develops like this can be lied to - this by train to instrument for modern life, that resupplies the box of tool to cut by means of some lies and falsehoods the one who otherwise threaten to overwhelm calm in of the half comunicacionales social, informative and politician. Anything yours dress world-wide, this book will help to see things more clearly. Really it is that well. And you will have amused reading it too much, thanks to Tim is polished storytelling and excellent selection of fragment of for all leave behaviour and human History.

Strongly recommended!
5 / 5
Everything of Tim Harford the books are reading very lovely , but ossia absolutely essential for our time like points the one who any to be deceived for misinformation. Although it is in statistics, also transmits a passion for truth and a beauty of a world of models and numbers.
5 / 5
The book adds. It has thought to cause. I have been the defender regulates of Radius of BBC 4 is Enough for some time. Losing one wins to live with some statistics has read in Coronavirus, has thinks that would try and learn bit it more in statistics. Well lovely reading. They are any expert of instant now but think that have the better capacity to something a horse dung in that I sees.
4 / 5
Tim elegantly takes some of some principles of core have required to value statistical when they are presented yours , in an informative in social and elsewhere.

Gives ten practical tools for you to use - small of the as it requires in fact applying statistical, more credulity and consideration - to have sense of things.

Further of some principles of core, give it smorgasbord of examples of where statistic the 'done' resisted is less credible state, owing to one or another election in a way is presented.

He also delightfully recounts some examples of where the big data has failed dramatically (or had sucedido, according to your perspective) - and some challenge to link correlation to causation.

My two favourite lessons - is one some asking people to 'be curious' - think in a world, ask questions to further his sympathetic, of any simply accepting it stat like the fact... And as, an idea to ask people with the dogmatic view any to change his alcohol - but simply explain it. It could change my alcohol, or could change his - especially one of knots gives to comprise our pieces of faith less a lot of that thinks that that we have done...

A book for all the world-wide the one who reads an informative...
5 / 5
Very interesting and informative read, my husband is the statistics and found this very good reservation
5 / 5
In value of type, the book in of the statistics for an economist the one who writes for a Financial Time, any exactly entertainment of cry. This in spite of, a content is rationalised in such one that involves and easy to comprise way like the quickly dipped any worries to bed. Different bits resonate with different people, whilst some parts can come like the surprise. They are slightly embarrassed to admit my own down recognition of Florencia Nightingale like such the pioneer in a game of numbers, like an example.

Interesting, has thought to cause and a lot especially, a enjoyable has read. I will be to take the look in Tim Harford is other works in a backside of him.
5 / 5
Tim Harford is by train partorisca give you ten tips partorisca verify out of numbers. In a way learns several useful episodes. It is all fascinating.
4 / 5
Tim Harford is able to spend numbers the life in the way pocola another can. It is very sincere in the deceptions and the errors has done in his past career but of the shows clearly and comprehensively like the data can be manipulated - both for intention and partorisca comprise bad. Ossia An exceptional book that deserves the wide readers. It is not postponed for a title - that says here is both accessible and of entity.
4 / 5
A piece of sanity and perspective in our modern world of data. Tim Harford has a pragmatic view and balanced of data and I like a data-busting histories in a book and also presented in his Radio of United Kingdom 4 program are past or Less'.
5 / 5
A lot of very useful Bed on trying the unscramble all some rubbishes in Covid
5 / 5
has a lot of good histories in this book that illustrates the points of an author. Having there be enjoyed to read this book, the chair reassured and has informed better.
4 / 5
Tim Harford is the writer the one who inspires curiosity and has an original approximation in a world. His Radius 4 serious Quite unpicks some headlines and these shows partorisca reserve like this dips in this task and to the equal that can follow his example with the few simple principles. Found this hard to dip down.
4 / 5
An excellent book. In the world like this fill of data this I help all partorisca ‘see a forest partorisca some trees'. I want that Tim Hartford takes the positive perspective in statistics in contrast to a cynical perspective & generally negative that pervades our society. In his fashion inconfundible this is not so only informative - is entertaining & the a lot of easy bed. 10 Out of 10 - highly recommended!
4 / 5
Another book adds written for Tim Harford. A lot informative and is coming so only a right time.
4 / 5
Tim explains as you cruise it our way by means of a complex web partorisca take titled and feign informative. Law engagingly and effectively, building it querelle that explains principles and debunking this which would have to that be unmasked. There is rigour here, and also humour and humility. Highly recommended.
4 / 5
Fast delivery. The book was in good condition. Easy bed roughly that it could be it the subject dry but has not gone at all. Highly recommend
5 / 5
Mostly correct too much. Upper of a class. We require thinkers more critical. Tim H is helping the people take there. It would owe that be in a school curriculum.
4 / 5
Informative, amusing, clearly based on knowledge of the wide base of sympathetic but, especially, very written. It has been read too much quickly, for this will require another too punctual reservation..
4 / 5
Like the defender of Hartford, has bought this partorisca my husband the one who was initially sceptical. This in spite of loves it; one researches impressed as well as some personnel slant and a sweet humour. Enough the perfect present.
4 / 5
Has bought this book like the present for the fellow the one who was has wanted of the receive.
5 / 5
Has takes now but desire that had used his way with words in my conferences in of the statistics.
4 / 5
Tim Harford is always the value that takes note of. Included when he deceive him confess and dips a record directly.
4 / 5
Ossia The a lot timely book for our ‘estaca-world-wide for real. Some laws of author like the class of data hygienist, giving joint on like this to something dodgy statistical, dodgy presentation of statistics and, equally importantly, our own prejudices. Wanting to believe the thing is some – or no true – is a risk a face of big plus to interpret statistics well.
Ossia All very and good and interesting, but here is which I really liked in this book: it is ardent. A book of ardent statistician can look an oxymoron, but here is in all the chance. A chapter (Ch.8) In a prójimo-the heroic function touched for statistics in different time and in the different places particularly have affected. A blunt truth that these points of the to of book is that the careers of modern societies in of the statistics: they run better in very statistical, and worse in bad some.
To the equal that could expect of the hyper-the communicator fulfilled like Harford, has the gorgeous inter-leaving of fluent explanation with episode coloreada during a book. A crazy history in Chapter 1 of a master Dutch-forge-master Dutch, the one who has deceived so much some Nazi and the critics of art more than entity of a country, well a prize of coverage so only. In a penultimate chapter in visualisation of data, Florence Nightingale touches the turn to star so it looks for to be remote, far more than the footnote in a development of statistical analysis. In a final chapter, an author focusses on John Maynard Keynes' life and attainments, of the like the episodes coloreadas burst like the glitter bomb.
To repeat: ossia a book of entity with the big heart - something to read and relish.
5 / 5
Ironically It Suspects that 80 that read this book will take it like this tranquility of his own place and an explanation partorisca reason another is deluded and has a question, all read a first chapter but in the assume that our sprain of feelings applies to another, no the analysis of the book is excellent and is engagingly writing but taking people to really verify his own selective sprain when thinking to the data is much more last that writing on the - I follows 100 insurance of this (yes, concealed is the ...)
4 / 5
In Like this partorisca Do a World Adds On, Tim Harford draws in his lovely experience like both an economist and presenter of the radio show of a BBC Quite. It employs an easy to follow mix of episodes to underline the widest truths roughly how is to take in with:
. @@@Disinformation,
. Bad investigation, and
. misplaced Motivation.

A message is:
. Be conscious of your cognitive sprains,
. It identifies to think errors and to update your forecasts.
. Comprise when you use heuristics (test and error, the principle of thumb or a polite supposition)
. It establishes like a data is interpreted and look further he

Sincere and to a point really.
4 / 5
Tim Harford has been to add it explainer of statistics and an use of numbers for years. Has the personable way and the fund of episodes that entertains and inform.

There is enjoyed a first half of a book but has taken the little bored for an end. As some other descriptions have mentioned. There is at all really new. So you are the recent converts to the writing of Tim. This will please you. For defenders of long time less so much.
5 / 5
Ossia For far a better book in of the statistics have been reading like this far. Harford Does hat he usually fact and dissects statistical and looks for behind a curtain, but, and ossia big but, adapt the one who the good statistics can do. Everything of this sprinkled with the remarkable episodes the excellent fact has read.
5 / 5
The book adds, has listened to a version of audio and was Tim he doing a narration. It was the a lot of enjoyable and interesting book roughly like this to think critically in facts and of the headlines listen every day.
4 / 5
Entertaining Like this always. Taken a book of the audio and any disappointed. Enjoyed the like this like this Quite and Cautionary Histories
4 / 5
there is at all new here. Some questions with interpreting the data are already state very covered to Think Fast and Slow, Factfulness, and A Black Swan. A book is the collection of random episodes without clear structure, but with the pair of launched him sentence launched in to deceive a reader to think an author has expertise in a subject.
5 / 5
In this occasion Tim Harford any one has what big that offered. The look of subjects deshilvanados, full of the episodes but the interest sinned. Content very poor, that any one finalises to stick neither to interest.
4 / 5
That often listen a sentence 'habida Mentida, damn lies and statistical'? But statistician, likes beauty, lie (pun unintended) in an eye of a beholder. Tim Hartford shows this wonderful truth. I add, punchy book.
5 / 5
When @@@disinformation, The ignorance and that the fanaticism is rife, reservation like this a help to plot to do a world-wide the little better.
4 / 5
Tim Harford the book can be the good book partorisca a lot of people, but so only the slightly better that rids average partorisca me.

And a reason is reason: the majority of that find in here is a same thing that would learn you of the- or the statistician of two semesters are in undergraduate (so only with contemporary examples):

1. There are lies, damned lies, .

2. That some statistics says depends SO ONLY on the one who a generator of this statistician loves him to say because of emotional/strangely has has built definitions.

This book is (a bit) written with a Coronavirus Hysteria in alcohol, but Harford is very thin in directing sure appearances of the hysteria said reason probably does not want to be labeled with a slur 'covid hoaxer' or something to the long of these lines.

Has bit of things that is already state covered in very other popular books in of the statistical errors. ( It thinks the Nassim Nicholas Taleb, so only with 99 egos less and an English sense of humour.)

And ossia to be expected reason:

1. A fundamentals of statistics a lot really transmission. ( It is so only so only that need of popular books to be writings this dips wine very old bounced new.)

2. These ideas are multiplies/repeatedly repackaged so that has a casualidad odd that any one can in fact read him.


An author consecrates a chapter each one which so to the his Ten Statistician Commandments.

In brief, Is (with my own inserts/to insert):

1. I warn your emotional reaction to the claim. ('So only it can not be true that big Black demographics is strongly correlated with crime!')

2. It knows that the statistical can mean different things in scales of different time. (You can you something a man-transmission of the climate done in this 10,000 year graph?)

3. Mark takes a data measures that he purports to measure. ('He 'Covid died' bad dying with Covid or of Covid?')

4. It looks for comparisons and context. (Context--in the middle of some deaths of gun United States for annum is in fact suicidal. Comparison--2600 black people killed of other black people in 2018. 209 shootings for police a same year. Like minimum, the person is time more probably to be shot the death in the flight in Detroit that is for police.)

5. Consider a source of statistics. ( LeBron James say that the black men are 'hunted every day for police,' can please to agree that it has taken one 870 in a SEATED?)

6. It asks or no a together of sample is properly representative. (Sad, but the studio of undergraduates is not representative of a Real World.)

7. It asks questions in algorithms of Big Data. (Do the Google looks for 'white family' and look that 5/10 of some images are black. As it looks for it 'black family' and look that 10/10 images are black.)

8. Pay attention the credible official statistics. (The statistician of FBI is a lot of gain to discover a total number of homicides, broken down for race.)

9. Pay attention to some axes in any data graph (Michael Mann clave of hockey graph the dramatically different looks scaled on 500 years have compared the graphs with to 10,000 stairs of year.)

10. Maintain an open alcohol and be conscious that first yours supposition can not be corrected. (I has leading classmates concealed active probably not reading the book of a 7th note, as I go the boast is not to correct on anything another that that has had for desayunar this morning.)


Verdict: Any value a price of compraventa new. Perhaps value $ 4-5.
4 / 5
Ossia The simple, but interesting book, concealed, yes take his concepts on board, would have to improve your capacity to comprise a world. An author has fun histories that the help reinforces some ten rule gives on comprising a world. They can be in brief be summed up with 'be curious' the half thinks on that is to be measure when given die, considers that it chairs and take these feelings the account when that currency an information, and think roughly like a general statistic and the personal experience can be mark (or reason can look inconsistent). These are good things to be adapted of, and Harford done the good work to explain that these small steps do not require sum of mathematical sophistication or intellectual reasoning, so only prendiendo and really thinking in that is presented or said and treating the little bit of the control of robustness.

While certainly it would recommend it if this touches to interest your, respecto that a type of person the one who would read this book already could be a type of person the one who would be conscious of and doing some classes of controls that Harford present. If it thinks that that that has an on down, certainly could not say precise bed a book, but like the fresh memory, this will do an excellent work.