Don’t Trust the Odds (Ratio)

The odds are that most people don’t understand the odds ratio (and other metrics related to telling the odds). Let’s look at some common metrics and what they mean.

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Come Out to Play for Fun – On “Finite and Infinite Games”

As this is a piece on playing games, of course I promise you a decent (over)dose of playfulness + humor + perhaps a winning strategy.

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Does meritocracy lack merit? A critique from “The Meritocracy Trap”

For Yale Law School professor Daniel Markovitz, the word “meritocracy” is ironically named – he argues the meritocratic ideal both lacks “merit” and creates a new form of aristocracy that hurts social mobility. This article looks at takeaways from his book, “The Meritocracy Trap”.

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What does it mean to be “Educated”?

“Educated” is a memoir that brought me to tears so many times. What does it mean to be educated? Let’s set diplomas aside and ask ourselves what it means to have an education.

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[Big Ideas – Special] Understanding Markets via “Narrative Economics”

Nobel laureate Robert Shiller looks at “how stories go viral and drive major economic events” via “narrative economics”.

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The Best Relationship Advice: “When People Tell You Who They Are, Believe Them”

Believe them – and believe them the first time. This is the best relationship advice that will set you free and save you from pain.

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The Tastiest Pizza is often the Messiest One

Guess what, your favorite pizza could be your best teacher on critical thinking. Check out what pizzas teach us about chaos & complexity.

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“All models are wrong, but some are useful”: Man’s Journey to Make Sense of the World

The world always makes sense. If you say something “does not make sense”, what really doesn’t make sense is your model of the world.

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