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Book rec: Predictably Irrational or Predictive Analytics

by Jeff (BGS), A starter home in suburban Tempe, Sunday, March 31, 2013, 08:49

Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely and Predictive Analytics by Eric Siegel keep popping up as recommendations. Would anyone in TPG-land recommend them (or gives them a thumbs down)?

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Ariely book is alright

by irishoutsider @, Sunday, March 31, 2013, 11:57 @ Jeff (BGS)

If I remember correctly, it's more of a casual read than Thinking Fast and Slow, and I suppose comparable to Nate Silver's book. I don't know of there's a lot of new ground here if you've already read Silver's book.

All depends on what you're looking to get out of it?

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Predictably Irrational is great.

by Mike (Max) @, Orlando, Sunday, March 31, 2013, 11:35 @ Jeff (BGS)

That said, it's very easy reading, in case you were looking for something advanced. It's a Freakonomics-level book, and there are no analytics (whatever you take that to mean). It's about behavioral economics, not data.

I haven't read the other, but I liked Predictably Irrational enough to make several friends read my copy.

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what's your "analytics reading level"?

by HumanRobot @, Cybertron, Sunday, March 31, 2013, 10:11 @ Jeff (BGS)

What are some other analytics books you've read?

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Pretty high

by Jeff (BGS), A starter home in suburban Tempe, Sunday, March 31, 2013, 11:41 @ HumanRobot

I was a EE undergrad and I do a lot of number crunching for work, although that is more about data manipulation than math or stats. I won't get scared away by advanced math, but I will get bored will basic stuff unless the application is interesting (ala Freakonomics or Mathletics).

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ok cool.

by HumanRobot @, Cybertron, Sunday, March 31, 2013, 13:14 @ Jeff (BGS)
edited by HumanRobot, Sunday, March 31, 2013, 13:32

Those are both pretty decent books! I think you'll enjoy both.

As irishoutsider alludes to, it should be noted that Silver's book is a bit more contemporary.

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TPG Admissions Interview, Question 1

by Mike (bart), Sunday, March 31, 2013, 11:23 @ HumanRobot

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Please limit your answer to five graphs or fewer.

by Buck Mulligan, Martello Tower, Sunday, March 31, 2013, 13:53 @ Mike (bart)

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I believe you mean "five graphs or more"

by Savage, Around Ye Olde Colonial College, Monday, April 01, 2013, 08:49 @ Buck Mulligan

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