Monday, March 1, 2010

Everyday Probability and Statistics, by Michael W. Woolfson

A good statistics book for casual reading. Probably not enough to teach you statistics if you've never had any, but enough to remind you of what you've previously learned, or to give some interesting real-world applications. One section of the book deals with how to stick it to unsuspecting bookies, which reminded me of a story Tito once told me on a business trip to New Mexico: his freshman year he ran a gambling pool on the NCAA tournament and got cleaned out by some guys on his hall who knew more about betting than he did. I love that story, and by extension I love this book for reminding me of it.

Rating: 6 out of 7 giant inflatable monkeys.

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