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Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Factfulness by Hans Rosling is an eye-opening book about understanding the world we live in. Rosling reveals the ten biases that distort our perspective and teaches readers how to focus on facts instead. Through lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness empowers readers to see the world clearly and respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. This book is an urgent and essential read for anyone looking to reduce stress and think more clearly about global issues.
Unmasks a lot of misperceptions that people have about the state of the world. – source
Also recommended byBarack ObamaBill GatesAlexander StubbMark SusterTrevor NcubeMax RoserBen CarlsonMichael BatnickPatrick OShaughnessyNigel Warburton10 others
Fooled by Randomness
The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto)
C.) explores the role of luck and randomness in investing and financial markets. He argues that people tend to underestimate the impact of randomness on success and failure, and warns against relying on predictions and forecasts when making investment decisions. With a mix of anecdotes, philosophy, and practical advice, Fooled by Randomness presents a thought-provoking perspective on the nature of uncertainty and our own biases. It's a must-read for anyone interested in finance, investing, or decision-making in general.
Really about how much randomness there is in our world. – source
Also recommended byNaval RavikantTom PetersNick KokonasAkshay MArt De Vany
Against the Gods
The Remarkable Story of Risk
Discover the fascinating history of risk and probability with this insightful book. From ancient Greek gamblers to modern chaos theory, Peter Bernstein explores how humans have attempted to comprehend and manage risk. Explore how risk impacts everything from game theory to winemaking in this timely and comprehensive read.
So good. – source
Also recommended byJoe WeisenthalPatrick OShaughnessy
A Short History of Financial Euphoria
A Short History of Financial Euphoria by John Kenneth Galbraith offers a witty and critical look at centuries of financial failures, including the infamous tulip craze and modern-day junk bonds. The renowned economist's irreverent analysis will make you question the hype and euphoria surrounding today's financial markets.
Has been very inspirational for me. – source