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NFL Playoff Schedule 2017: TV Info and Bracket Predictions for Divisional Round

Michael Lewis' seminal book Moneyball, about the 2002 Oakland Athletics and their use of analytics to construct a winning baseball team on a shoestring budget, showed how important numbers, as opposed to gut feel, are to correctly analyzing...Show More Summary

Thursday links: public problems

Review: Michael Lewis’ The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds “captivated” both Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler.  (New Yorker)

The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution

Starting in the late 1960s, the Israeli psychologists Amos Tversky and Danny Kahneman began to redefine how the human mind actually works. Michael Lewis’s new book The Undoing Project explains how the movement they started — now known...Show More Summary

The Friendship That Created Behavioral Economics

A conversation with Michael Lewis about his new book on the research of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky

Michael Lewis on Charlie Rose

Bestselling author Michael Lewis discusses his new book, “The Undoing Project,” which tells the story of two Israeli psychologists–Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman–and their groundbreaking work uncovering the hidden biases of the human mind. Michael Lewis on Charlie Rose Source: charlierose The post Michael Lewis on Charlie Rose appeared first on The Big Picture.

The author of 'Liar's Poker' explains how Wall Street's relationship with society has 'become much more problematic' since its 80s heyday

Michael Lewis' "Liar's Poker" has been a must-read for anyone who works on or cares about Wall Street since it was first published in 1989. It captures Lewis' time spent as a young bond salesman at Salomon Brothers from 1984-89. This...Show More Summary

Wednesday links: more data

Review: After a shaky start Michael Lewis’ The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds eventually becomes “vivid, original and hard to...

‘Preys on exactly the weaknesses of the human mind’

Donald Trump has the instinctive ability to prey on people’s weaknesses says author Michael Lewis who just wrote a book on cognitive psychologists. …Lewis, who has just published a new book about cognitive psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky called The Undoing Project, has some ideas [about Trump]. “Almost instinctively, he preys on exactly on [...]

‘He preys on weaknesses of the mind’: Acclaimed author uses behavioral psychology to explain Trump

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Donald Trump’s shocking win in this year’s presidential election has left many people scratching their heads about how he could have succeeded despite breaking almost every rule of modern politics. Author Michael Lewis, who has just published a new book about cognitive...

Flash Boys And High Frequency Trading: Trust Markets, Not Regulators

Michael Lewis’s bestseller Flash Boys raised concerns about high frequency trading, provoking attitude by readers that “there oughta be a law.” Regulators not only failed to protect investors, but they cannot be counted on to do so. In contrast, market processes do move us toward fairer trading.

MICHAEL LEWIS: How behavioral psychology explains Trump's surprise victory

Author Michael Lewis recently dropped by Business Insider to talk about his new book "The Undoing Project." The book tells the story of of Daniel "Danny" Kahneman and Amos Tversky, two best friends who revolutionized cognitive psychology.We asked Lewis to analyze the outcome of the 2016 election year through the lens of Tversky and Kahneman. Show More Summary

Talk is Cheap. So Are Words.

Last four days of 2016...the trend year of Brexit, Brazil, the Philippines, and Donald Trump. John Wooden shared, "no progress occurs without change, but not all change is progress." In Michael Lewis' "The Undoing Project", he uses Daryl Morey's words in Shakespearean style, "It is impossible to know for sure." We all want the 'sure thing'. Show More Summary

The Undoing Project – Book Review

Michael Lewis could spin gold out of any topic he chose but his best work has shone a spotlight into corners of the world that weren’t getting enough attention until Lewis came along. Liar’s Poker described bond trader Lewis Ranieri and the way securitisation revolutionised Wall Street in the 1980s. Moneyball covered baseball manager Billy […]

MICHAEL LEWIS: This is what terrifies me the most about Trump's presidency

Author Michael Lewis recently dropped by Business Insider to talk about his new book "The Undoing Project." We asked him what scares him about the idea of President-elect Trump taking office in 2017. Lewis thinks Trump's supporters are...Show More Summary

MIT Profs Push Moneyball Approach For Faculty Hiring And Tenure Decisions

Inside Higher Ed, Academic 'Moneyball': MIT management professors push data-based model they say is more predictive of an academic's future research success than traditional methods of peer review in tenure. Michael Lewis’s 2003 book, Moneyball — later made into a movie starring Brad Pitt — tells the story of how...

Monday links: ignoring central banks

Book Q&A: Michael Lewis talks about his new book The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds.

MICHAEL LEWIS: The biggest way Wall Street culture has changed since 'Liar's Poker'

Author Michael Lewis recently dropped by Business Insider to talk about his new book "The Undoing Project."Lewis' first major literary success occurred with his 1988 memoir "Liar's Poker," which chronicled his experience as a young bond...Show More Summary

'The Big Short' author Michael Lewis tells us about his unusual new 'love story,' and how it can add insight into Trump's election and a changing Wall Street

After nearly 30 years of writing, Michael Lewis has tackled his first love story. Lewis, the author of "The Big Short" and "Moneyball," didn't go the typical romance route, though. His new book, "The Undoing Project," tells the story...Show More Summary

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Michael Lewis and Arianna Huffington

Michael Lewis discusses “The Undoing Project”; and Arianna Huffington talks about “Rest,” by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.

Nate Silver Interviews Michael Lewis About His New Book, ‘The Undoing Project’

This week on Sparks, FiveThirtyEight’s monthly science podcast that runs in the What’s The Point feed, our science roundtable discussed Michael Lewis’s new book “The Undoing Project,” about two Israeli psychologists who created the field of behavioral economics. After that discussion, FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver spoke with Lewis about the book, what it has to […]

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