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The Drunkard's Walk - Leonard Mlodinow

The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

by Leonard Mlodinow

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Reiterating that events occur by chance not pattern, Mlodinow shows whether he’s a good writer or not is a moot point.

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By reiterating that random events are (still) more likely to occur by chance than by pattern, Mlodinow shows that whether he is a good writer or not is a moot point. By his own accord an author penning a great book does little to help predict whether the follow-up will be good as well. Basically, with a tendency of events regressing toward the mean, any extraordinary event is likely to be followed by one far more ordinary. And without an inhuman number of sequences needed to determine the mean, the future is far too unpredictable. This goes for CEO’s, baseball players, stock brokers, and, well, writers. I.e., if you like this review, it’s just as likely to be followed by one you don’t.

A haiku about Leonard Mlodinow:

He wasn’t the first/

to write about randomness/

nor is he  a fish

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