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Jordan Ellenberg

How Not to Be Wrong

by Jordan Ellenberg

How Not to Be Wrong

Jordan Ellenberg

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How Not To Be Wrong shows you that math is really just the science of common sense and that studying a few key mathematical ideas can help you assess risks better, make the right decisions, navigate the world effortlessly and be wrong a lot less.

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How Not to Be Wrong

by Jordan Ellenberg

How Not to Be Wrong

Jordan Ellenberg

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Because you can never learn enough about navigating the world in a better way than through math and statistics. The positive changes from studying these mental biases keep compounding, and the book How Not To Be Wrong falls into the same category.

Renowned mathematician Jordan Ellenberg has been writing about his mathematical research for the general public for over 15 years, which surely helped in making this book a bestseller (and one of Bill Gates's favorites).

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"Knowing mathematics is like wearing a pair of X-ray specs that reveal hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of the world"

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