One of Max Levchin's answers to 'What's your favourite business book you'd advise to young entrepreneurs?'
One of the books Keith Rabois recommends for entrepreneurs.
One of five business books Chris Dixon recommended on Twitter.
This book was on Sam Altman's bookshelf.
Nassim Taleb: "The fact that top-down development methods are great on paper but have not produced benefits ("so far") is a point Easterly has made before, heavily influencing yours truly in the formation his own argument against naive interventionism and the collection of "humanitarians" fulfilling their personal growth and shielding themselves from their conscience. This is more powerful."
Naval Ravikant: "One of my top 3 books of all time."
Mark Cuban: "In Hopping over the Rabbit Hole, Scaramucci provides invaluable and pragmatic advice on how to start a business, continuously improve your professional acumen and transform failure into opportunity.
Satya Nadella was so significantly impacted by Deep Learning that he hired co-author Yoshua Bengio to help shape the future of Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence approach as a machine learning advisor.
Patrick O'Shaughnessy: "I just read this book again, my third time.
Using thought-provoking examples from both the natural world and the historical world, The Dao of Capital shows how a seemingly difficult immediate loss becomes an advantageous intermediate step for greater future gain, and thus why we must become ‘patient now and strategically impatient later.’”
Anthony Pompliano: "Always a great read from the best performing hedge fund manager in 2020."
The book investigates the misapplication of conventional statistical techniques to fat tailed distributions and looks for remedies, when possible. Switching from thin tailed to fat tailed distributions requires more than “changing the color of the dress.”
Traditional asymptotics deal mainly with either n=1 or n=∞, and the real world is in between, under the “laws of the medium numbers”–which vary widely across specific distributions. Both the law of large numbers and the generalized central limit mechanisms operate in highly idiosyncratic ways outside the standard Gaussian or Levy-Stable basins of convergence.
A few examples:
This book, the first volume of the Technical Incerto, weaves a narrative around published journal articles.