Next up is Julia Galef’s The Scout Mindset which looks terrific but which I have not yet read. Meanwhile I have curated a list of the best books for thinking about data, and – seperately – some recommendations of twitter people to follow on the subject of maths and in particular maths communication and education.
In other adventures, I gave a talk – with plenty of conversation and interaction – at the World Bank & IMF, kindly hosted by the IMF library.
If you don’t have two hours to spare I suggest you change that, because Scott Barry Kaufman’s long interview with Danny Kahneman is well worth your attention. Kahneman’s interesting new book Noise gets a look-in but the podcast ranges much more widely, is fascinating and often quite moving.
“Nobody makes the statistics of everyday life more fascinating and enjoyable than Tim Harford.”- Bill Bryson
“This entertaining, engrossing book about the power of numbers, logic and genuine curiosity”- Maria Konnikova