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An upbrining full of surprises

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Reviewed: 02-09-2020

So glad Trevor Noah narrates his own story which is so unique... got a great feeling for what it was like for him, a mixed race kid, whose humour and mischief cuts through social barriers and humble beginnings. Having followed Trevor since Daybreaker, and seen him perform live in SA, NYC and Australia, I was still genuinely shocked at how much I didn't know about his life and how incredible his story is. That he survived some of the events and circumstances is amazing. The story ends before he becomes a celebrity, which is for the better, leaving the focus on his experiences dealing with a time of tremendous change in South Africa.

A fantastic story well narrated.

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Reviewed: 11-02-2020

The secretive Renaissance Medallion fund and its founder Jim Simmons have been at the forefront of the quantitative investing revolution, but this story is as much about the people involved as it is about the investment strategy. The influence in the fields of maths, machine learning, education, politics, speech recognition and world events such as Brexit and the Trump 2016 by Renaissance current and former employees is staggering. The narration is excellent, capturing a rich tone in telling a fascinating story.