Stewart Brand: “This spectacular book on how logarithmic scaling governs everything is packed with news—from the self-similar dynamics of cells and ecosystems to exactly why companies always die and cities don’t.
He illuminates the laws of nature underlying everything from tiny organisms and humans to cities and companies, and provides a quantitative framework for decoding the deep complexity of our interconnected world.
This is a book of great originality and deep importance, containing startling insights about topics as seemingly unrelated as aging and death, sleep, metabolism, cities, energy use, creativity, corporations, and even the sustainability of our existence.
Seth Godin: "The first chapter alone will change your life.
Michael Mauboussin: "An awesome book"
Patrick O'Shaughnessy: "An older book, but a wonderful history of our concept of risk.
Michael Mauboussin: "Traces the path of the intellectual understand of risk. A must read."
Howard Marks: “Bernstein talks in this book about the development of the science of probability and how the concepts of probability permitted us to get involved in transferring risk from those of us who want to avoid risk to those of us who are willing to take it – and I think that that is an essential concept.”
Shane Parrish: "This book changed how I see the world."
Patrick O'Shaughnessy: "This book will have you asking yourself many provocative and useful questions"
Bill Gurley: "Read this book, it changes everything"
Michael Mauboussin: "Great book"
Included on Jamie Dimon's list of favorite books he sent to JP Morgan summer interns in 2010.
Included on Jeff Bezos' list of books that Amazon employees refer to as “Jeff’s Reading List.”
Howard Marks: "I like to read books that in are indicative of investor psychology and so Fooled by Randomness talks about how important randomness is in the financial markets and how randomness is confused with things happening for a reason.”
Balaji Srinivasan: "The desert island book. So good."
Patrick O'Shaughnessy: "I’ve read this book three times now, and need to recommend it again.
Michael Mauboussin: "[The Model Thinker] helped me think better in 2018."
Naval Ravikant mentioned reading 'Math, Better Explained' on Twitter.
Kevin Systrom mentioned 'The Signal and the Noise' on Instagram.
Patrick O'Shaughnessy: "A fun book on gambling, odds, and finding suckers."