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Book Review: The Organized Mind

The Organized Mind:  Thinking Straight In The Age Of Information Overload, by Daniel J. Levitin This book proceeds from a very pragmatic position, and that is that the overload of information and choices and decisions that are forced on people … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Swan

Black Swan:  The Impact Of The Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Unknown unknowns have long been a problem in human understanding, and with this toughtful extended personal essay from the insightful Taleb I have now read all of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Antifragile

Antifragile:  Things That Gain From Disorder, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb This book reminded me, if such a reminder was necessary, that we are frequently in a situation where we need words to describe concepts that are hard for us to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fooled By Randomness

Fooled By Randomness:  The Hidden Role Of Chance In Life And In The Markets, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Some books feel like treatises where the author seeks to present himself as being the first and/or last word on a given … Continue reading

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You Don’t Play A Game You Can’t Win

When my brother and I were young, we were both successful chess players at our elementary school. As a 5th grader, I ended up getting third place in the chess tournament (behind a brother and sister) and had my name … Continue reading

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