Honest Signals

Link: You can vote on my Amazon Review here. Thanks. This book belongs - very, very broadly - with Dan Ariely's Predictably Irrational and Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein's Nudges. These books present an exposition of what lies behind human decisions and how those decisions can be better understood and possibly influenced. The core thesis … Continue reading Honest Signals

Obliquity

Link: My Amazon Review is here, should you wish to vote on its usefulness. On the cover of Obliquity, John Kay's new book (hardback edition), Tim Harford pronounces it "persuasive". Yet Harford’s subsequent column in the FT on March the 18th, 2010, titled "Political Ideas Need Proper Testing" suggested that he is far from persuaded by … Continue reading Obliquity

Mumbai Remembrance, London, Friday Dec 5th

The recent events in Mumbai have affected many of us around the world directly or indirectly, irrespective of our nationality or connections with India. To remember the dead and the injured, some of us in London are organising a quiet, non-political, non-religious time for us to stop and reflect for a while, as follows: Date: Friday, December the 5th … Continue reading Mumbai Remembrance, London, Friday Dec 5th

The Tiger That Isn’t, or why you needn’t be afraid of numbers

Link: You can vote on the Amazon review of this book here. "I think numbers are the best way to represent the world's uncertainties", "I see numbers, I question them and I can interpret them for the less numerate", "I see numbers and I freeze". These three possible options are based on a rough categorisation … Continue reading The Tiger That Isn’t, or why you needn’t be afraid of numbers