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Change your life for the better
on 23 August 2016
This is an absolutely extraordinary book - really life-changing. If you want to become a more incisive thinker, or develop your critical thinking - or never fall for the BS of an 'expert' - then this is a terrific read. It will help you understand how to apply scientific methodology to everyday life and to be happier and more accepting of what life throws at you. I'm not sure this was the author's intention, but it's a definite outcome or benefit.
The author is a deep thinker about probability and scientific methodology and is extremely well-read in philosophy. A real pleasure to read, and a real eye-opener on what is actually behind the success of businesses, business people, traders, and just about anything else you care to mention. He particularly highlights the folly of believing the 'magic touch' of the likes of central bankers, economists and MBAs, as well as explaining how and why most journalism is toxic. He'll show you just how truly ignorant and fallible 'experts' tend to be, and why.
Okay, so I'm a fan of philosophy of science and scientific methodology. For me, reading this was like coming home and getting into a warm bath. I wish everyone would read it so that we could change society for the better by ridding ourselves of overpaid CEOs, idiotic central bankers and poor journalism.