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Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician, and former option trader and risk analyst, whose work concerns problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty.
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Probability, random variables, and stochastic processes book cover
Probability, random variables, and stochastic processes
Athanasios Papoulis - 2001-12-14
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Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I always always recommend the book by Anastassios Papoulis. 1) Never start with stats, start with probability. 2) Never read a stat textbook not written by a probabilist. Beware, there are plenty, plenty, plenty of stats books written by psychologists!      fuente
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Elements of Information Theory
Thomas M. Cover - 2006-07-18 (publicado por primera vez en 1991)
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This informative book covers all the fundamental topics of information theory including entropy, data compression, and network information theory. With clear explanations and a summary at the end of each chapter, the book provides readers with a solid understanding of the theory and its applications. Plus, historical notes after each chapter help to reinforce key concepts.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
@Stefano_Peron This is the BEST book      fuente
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The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society
Nicholas A. Christakis - 2019-03-26
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Blueprint by Nicholas A. Christakis explores the idea that our genes not only affect our bodies and behaviors, but also influence the ways we form societies. Christakis offers many examples, from historical cultures to modern online communities, to prove that we are innately programmed for love, friendship, cooperation, and learning. Despite our violent past, our social blueprint for goodness cannot be escaped. By exploring our evolutionary roots, Blueprint shows that our genes have shaped societies for our welfare, and societies continue to shape our genes today.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Excited to get the book of @NAChristakis as I am trying to go deeper into the notion of fractal (multiscale) localism & see what's wrong w/my thesis: It isn't individuals vs societies but fractal gradations, each w/specific dynamics, (contra the selfish gene philosophastering)      fuente
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The Longevity Solution
Rediscovering Centuries-Old Secrets to a Healthy, Long Life
James Dinicolantonio - 2019-02-26
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Unlock the secrets of healthy aging with The Longevity Solution. Renowned researchers Dr. James DiNicolantonio and Dr. Jason Fung provide five easy-to-follow steps for a longer, healthier life, drawing on evidence from years of medical research and clinical practice. Learn the dietary habits of the world’s healthiest, longest-lived humans for a model of what and how to eat. Discover the benefits of intermittent fasting, calorie restriction, and consuming proper ratios of protein and fats. Explore the key roles of red wine, tea, and coffee in optimizing health and how salt can be your ally. Put cutting-edge science into practice for a healthier, fuller life with The Longevity Solution.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Received the incredibly well made book by ⁦@drjasonfung⁩ and ⁦@drjamesdinic⁩. They use the potent designation “nonfood items”. I wonder how many nutritional studies would still hold their conclusions if we removed “nonfoods” from the tests. Science is hard.      fuente
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The Practice of Natural Movement
Reclaim Power, Health, and Freedom
Erwan le Corre - 2015-08-25 (publicado por primera vez en 2014)
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"Reintroduce natural movement to your lifestyle with this revolutionary fitness system that focuses on basic skills like walking, running, and climbing. Creator Erwan Le Corre believes we have become "zoo-humans" living movement-impoverished lives, causing physical, mental, and spiritual suffering. Instead of training parts of our bodies, we need simplicity, meaning, purpose, inspiration, and enjoyment. With countless techniques and movement variations, this book inspires building a strong and flexible body and forming oneself into a mindful, skillful, and physically capable human being."
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Excited to find in my mailbox the book by @ErwanLeCorre from whom I've learned so much about natural fitness/#antifragility.      fuente
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Quiénes somos y cómo hemos llegado hasta aquí
Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past
David Reich - 2018-03-27
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La extracción de ADN de los huesos de nuestros ancestros ha permitido resolver importantes controversias sobre la prehistoria, hasta el punto de cambiar su interpretación. Hoy en día puede extraerse y analizarse ADN antiguo y, en buena medida gracias a las aportaciones del propio David Reich, se ha puesto de manifiesto que la genómica es tan relevante como la arqueología o la lingüística a la hora de estudiar las poblaciones del pasado. En Quiénes somos y cómo hemos llegado hasta aquí, Reich nos enseña que el genoma humano, además de aportar toda la información que necesita un óvulo humano fertilizado para desarrollarse, contiene en sí mismo la historia de nuestra especie. La revolución de la genómica y del ADN antiguo está transformando lo que sabemos sobre el linaje de los humanos y, según nos explica Reich, los estudios de ADN revelan una larga historia de desigualdad entre poblaciones distintas, así como entre ambos sexos y entre individuos de una misma población. Esta obra desmiente la interpretación ortodoxa de que no hay diferencias biológicas relevantes entre poblaciones humanas y, al mismo tiempo, utiliza los sólidos datos de la genómica para ilustrar la improbabilidad de que las diferencias, que sí existen, se correspondan con los estereotipos de siempre.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
This is a monument, not just a book. And the beginning of a new cultural program. On a scale of 0 to 100, paternity tests count as 99.99 and written/oral history should count for .01. Apply that to populations. That’s plain statistics/probability. We are seeing science in action: information theory displaces BS, the handwaving just so stories we got from historians.      fuente
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A New Kind of Science
Stephen Wolfram - 2002-05-14 (publicado por primera vez en 1997)
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"Unlock the secrets of the universe with this revolutionary tome by physics and computer science genius Stephen Wolfram. Over a decade in the making, this 1,280-page masterpiece gives readers a fundamental new way of modeling complex systems. Discover how cellular automata can accurately reproduce patterns found in nature, from tree branches to leopard spots. Written in a style that is easy to understand even for non-techies, this book is awe-inspiring and packed with stunning graphics that showcase the beauty of Wolfram's ideas."
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
This book is not a book, but a monument. I have been reading rules from it for 10 years.      fuente
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Perilous Interventions
The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos
Hardeep Singh Puri - 2016-09-13
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"Perilous Interventions" is a revealing account of the United Nations Security Council's hasty and careless decisions on the use of force in some of the world's most volatile regions. From Libya to Syria, Yemen to Crimea, and even India's past interventions in Sri Lanka, this book exposes the disastrous consequences of ill-thought-out interventions. Written by Hardeep Singh Puri, India's former envoy to the UN, this book sheds light on the whimsical decision-making of some of the Council's permanent members.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
An outstanding book on the side effects of interventionism, written in extremely elegant prose and with maximal clarity. It documents how people find arguments couched in moralistic terms to intervene in complex systems they don't understand. This book should be mandatory reading to every student and practitioner of foreign affairs.      fuente
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La guía completa del ayuno
Cuida tu cuerpo mediante el ayuno intermitente, prolongado y en días alternos
Jason Fung - 2016-10-16
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Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven't thought about—yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting. Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it's an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan. In fact, Toronto-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung has used a variety of fasting protocols with more than 1,000 patients, with fantastic success. In The Complete Guide to Fasting he has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it's so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health. Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand. The Complete Guide to Fasting explains: why fasting is actually good for health who can benefit from fasting (and who won't) the history of fasting the various ways to fast: intermittent, alternate-day, and extended fasting what to expect when starting to fast how to track progress while fasting the weight loss effects of fasting how to ward off potential negative effects from fasting The book also provides tools to help readers get started and get through their fasts, including a 7-Day Kick-Start Fasting Plan and healing liquid recipes.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
An excellent book!      fuente
Idea Makers by Stephen Wolfram