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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 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.

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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.