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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
Athanasios Papoulis - Jan 01, 1981 (first published in 2001)
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Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Aug 01, 2019
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!     source
Elements of Information Theory
Thomas M. Cover - Jul 17, 2006 (first published in 1991)
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All the essential topics in information theory are covered in detail, including entropy, data compression, channel capacity, rate distortion, network information theory, and hypothesis testing. The authors provide readers with a solid understanding of the underlying theory and applications. Problem sets and a telegraphic summary at the end of each ...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Jul 10, 2019
@Stefano_Peron This is the BEST book     source
Blueprint
The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society
Nicholas A. Christakis MD - Mar 26, 2019
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For too long, scientists have focused on the dark side of our biological heritage: our capacity for aggression, cruelty, prejudice, and self-interest. But natural selection has given us a suite of beneficial social features, including our capacity for love, friendship, cooperation, and learning. Beneath all of our inventions -- our tools, farms, ma...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Apr 10, 2019
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)     source
The Longevity Solution
Rediscovering Centuries-Old Secrets to a Healthy, Long Life
Dr. James DiNicolantonio - Feb 26, 2019
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Getting older doesnt have to mean experiencing more pain and illness, becoming less mobile, or developing disease. Renowned cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy Dr. James DiNicolantonio partners with leading physician and bestselling author Dr. Jason Fung to deliver The Longevity Solution, a groundbreaking new book that unlocks ...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Mar 17, 2019
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.     source
The Practice of Natural Movement
Reclaim Power, Health, and Freedom
Erwan Le Corre - Jan 15, 2019 (first published in 2014)
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Erwan Le Corre, creator of the world-renowned fitness system MovNat, is on a mission to reintroduce natural movement to our modern lives with the most ancient movement skill set: walking, running, balancing, jumping, crawling, climbing, swimming, lifting, carrying, throwing, catching, and self-defense. Try to imagine an out-of-shape tiger stepping ...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Jan 29, 2019
Excited to find in my mailbox the book by @ErwanLeCorre from whom I've learned so much about natural fitness/#antifragility.     source
Who We Are and How We Got Here
Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past
David Reich - Feb 05, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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A groundbreaking book about how technological advances in genomics and the extraction of ancient DNA have profoundly changed our understanding of human prehistory while resolving many long-standing controversies.Massive technological innovations now allow scientists to extract and analyze ancient DNA as never before, and it has become clear--in par...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Apr 04, 2018
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.     source
A New Kind of Science
Stephen Wolfram - May 13, 2002 (first published in 1997)
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Physics and computer science genius Stephen Wolfram, whose Mathematica computer language launched a multimillion-dollar company, now sets his sights on a more daunting goal: understanding the universe. Wolfram lets the world see his work in A New Kind of Science, a gorgeous, 1,280-page tome more than a decade in the making. With patience, insight, ...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
May 15, 2017
This book is not a book, but a monument. I have been reading rules from it for 10 years.     source
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Perilous Interventions
The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos
Hardeep Singh Puri - Sep 13, 2016
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It was an exclusive lunch at a high-end Manhattan restaurant on 7 March 2011. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his A-team were present. It soon became clear that the main item on the menu was Libya, where it was alleged that the forces of Muammar Gaddafi were advancing on the rebel stronghold of Benghazi to crush all opposition. Over an $80 per...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Jan 09, 2017
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.     source
The Complete Guide to Fasting
Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
Dr. Jason Fung - Oct 18, 2016
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The Complete Guide to Fasting Heal Your Body Through Intermittent Alternate-Day and Extended Fasting...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Oct 16, 2016
An excellent book!     source
Idea Makers
Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People
Stephen Wolfram - Jul 07, 2016
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This book of thoroughly engaging essays from one of today's most prodigious innovators provides a uniquely personal perspective on the lives and achievements of a selection of intriguing figures from the history of science and technology. Weaving together his immersive interest in people and history with insights gathered from his own experiences, ...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Jul 13, 2016
2/2 Great book; Ramanujan is a "mathematical tinkerer" vs Hardy who worked from rulebook. Invites tinkering on Mathematica @stephen_wolfram     source