Fooled by Randomness
Comments and mentions from HN threads:
Ask HN: What book impacted your life the most and how?
RachelF: It showed how big a role chance plays in our lives, and how to make the most of it.
Ask HN: What are the must-read books about economics/finance?
Ask HN: Are there any books that inspire or highly influence the way you work?
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Ask HN: What books fundamentally changed the way you think about the world?
RachelF: Fundamentally changed the way I look at the world in seeing so much of what people ascribe to skill or errors, just to randomness or bad luck.
Ask HN: What books have made the biggest impact on your mental models?
lackbeard: a) Survivorship bias. b) If you look at revealed preferences, people choose regular small gains with a rare huge loss over regular small losses and a rare huge gain even though that choice is -ev. c) Much more!
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Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?
ncphillips: Taleb has changed my way of looking at the world. His books are enjoyable to read, and his ideas thought provoking. I will continue to read the rest of his books over the next year.