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  • The Model Thinker

  • What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You
  • By: Scott E. Page
  • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
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By: Scott E. Page
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Work with data like a pro using this guide that breaks down how to organize, apply, and most importantly, understand what you are analyzing in order to become a true data ninja.

From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed with seemingly infinite lines of data knows, numbers aren't enough: we need to know how to make those numbers talk. In The Model Thinker, social scientist Scott E. Page shows us the mathematical, statistical, and computational models - from linear regression to random walks and far beyond - that can turn anyone into a genius. At the core of the book is Page's "many-model paradigm", which shows the listener how to apply multiple models to organize the data, leading to wiser choices, more accurate predictions, and more robust designs. The Model Thinker provides a toolkit for business people, students, scientists, pollsters, and bloggers to make them better, clearer thinkers, able to leverage data and information to their advantage.  

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  • Hamilton Carvalho
  • 14-05-2021

It does not work on Audible

The book itself has its shortcomings, but listening to equations on Audible is not an enjoyable experience. Amazon does not offer discounts to purchase the Kindle version after the Audible version and this is also a terrible mistake.

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  • Michael F. Watson
  • 07-07-2023

Very Technical

This is a well-done audio book covering a highly technical topic. The authors balance between theory and practice skewed toward theory. I would have preferred a few more concrete examples. Most examples were overly simplified.

That said, I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in learning more about the use of models in decision making.

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  • DM
  • 03-07-2023

tedious slog

the narrator is fine, the content is lacking e technical depth I wanted. The book provided some very basic introduction then launches into tedious analogies that I finally found intolerable.

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  • Jackson
  • 10-11-2022

Truly phenomenal

Incredibly informative and even more elegantly written. Diligence given to the mathematics with thorough explanations supported by practical, relevant examples - without overdoing it.

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  • Arthur Franklin Eidson
  • 17-08-2022

Good textbook. Good for qualitative modeling intro

Narrator does great job with material. Good material but not well suited to audiobook format. Should listen with pencil and paper handy.

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  • Steve
  • 12-07-2022

Book had some good ideas, let down by equations

The concepts are indeed interesting for anyone with a little science or math background. The narration was clearly spoken, however oftentimes was jarring, when it came to equations, and there are a lot of them. I found other narrators succumb to these same problems of not knowing how to read a mathematical equation. Example, any function or expression with parentheses (such as a logarithm or a probability) was described instead as a 'times'. And at the same time, superfluous words were used when describing equations, when a technically minded person would say something like "log two to-the n" the narrator would say "log base two times n". Subscripts were read incorrectly as "base." You could say that a book with equations just doesn't lend itself to audio. It might be better if an author first converted the equations into plaintext so that a narrator can read as the author intended. I might recommend if it weren't for the incorrect narration of equations.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-07-2021

Grasp the complexity

Author did a great job by presenting some great concepts that will help you understand the world around you in a more accurate way.

Also, a great performance by the narrator! A bit annoying that he reads P(x) as “P times x”, but otherwise its a pleasure to listen to him.

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