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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!      source
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Elements of Information Theory
Thomas M. Cover - 2006-07-18 (first published in 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      source
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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)      source
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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.      source
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The Practice of Natural Movement
Reclaim Power, Health, and Freedom
Erwan le Corre - 2015-08-25 (first published in 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.      source
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Who We Are and How We Got Here
Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past
David Reich - 2018-03-27
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"Unravel the mysteries of human prehistory through groundbreaking technological innovations in genomics and ancient DNA extraction. Discover how genomics, alongside archeology, linguistics, and the written word, have revolutionized our understanding of our own species. In this must-read book, the author showcases the importance of the Genomic Revolution, along with ancient DNA studies, in deconstructing racial hierarchies and revealing the deep history of human inequality."
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.      source
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A New Kind of Science
Stephen Wolfram - 2002-05-14 (first published in 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.      source
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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.      source
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The Complete Guide to Fasting
Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
Jason Fung - 2016-10-16
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Discover the ancient secret to improving your health with this revolutionary guide to fasting. Written by a leading nephrologist who has successfully used fasting protocols with over 1,000 patients, this book explains the benefits of fasting, who can benefit from it, and the different fasting methods you can use. With practical tips and easy-to-understand explanations, this guide makes fasting as a therapeutic approach simple and accessible for everyone. Plus, with tools like a 7-Day Kick-Start Fasting Plan and healing liquid recipes, you'll have everything you need to get started on your fasting journey.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
An excellent book!      source
Idea Makers by Stephen Wolfram