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Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Oh, I just love the Freakonomics books and podcasts, so I was bound to enjoy this book. It is not very long at 211 pages, but they get lots of information in there. Not all of it is new information, … Continue reading

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Think Like a Freak Book Group Discussion Questions

The Las Vegas Non-Fiction Book Group will be meeting soon to discuss Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, below are the questions I will use to keep the discussion going: Do you think reading this book … Continue reading

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Water 4.0 by David Sedlak

As Sedlak says himself, modern urban water systems are unobtrusive by design. We rarely see them or think about them, as long as they are functioning correctly. Sedlak suggests that the infrastructure of the system that brings water to our … Continue reading

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David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

I like Gladwell. I fully intend to keep reading his books as long as he keeps writing them. But now he seems to have run out of stories to choose from that can keep a book to a theme. This … Continue reading

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The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver

This book is about prediction and how various people do it, and how people ought to be doing it. It is well set out, with sections on all the stuff we especially like to predict; sports, politics, stock markets and … Continue reading

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The Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Taleb works (or worked) as a quantitative analyst for commodity and currency trading firms in New York City. He regularly takes time off from this job to write his books. I worked in commodity trading for ten years. My understanding … Continue reading

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Thinking, Fast and Slow book group discussion questions

  On Monday my book group, the Las Vegas Learn Something Book Group meets at the Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant to discuss Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Here are the questions we will use to keep the discussion … Continue reading

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