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The Resource Super crunchers : why thinking-by-numbers is the new way to be smart, Ian Ayres

Super crunchers : why thinking-by-numbers is the new way to be smart, Ian Ayres

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Super crunchers : why thinking-by-numbers is the new way to be smart
Title
Super crunchers
Title remainder
why thinking-by-numbers is the new way to be smart
Statement of responsibility
Ian Ayres
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Language
eng
Summary
Gone are the days of solely relying on intuition to make decisions. Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might never imagine. Economist Ian Ayres shows how today's organizations are analyzing massive databases at lightning speed to provide greater insights into human behavior. From Web sites like Google and Amazon that know your tastes, to a physician's diagnosis or your child's education, to boardrooms and government agencies, this new breed of decisionmakers are calling the shots. And they are delivering staggeringly accurate results. How can a football coach evaluate a player without ever seeing him play? How can a formula outpredict wine experts in determining the best vintages? Super crunchers have the answers. In this brave new world of equation versus expertise, Ayres shows us the benefits and risks, who loses and who wins, and how super crunching can be used to help, not manipulate us.--From publisher description
Summary
Gone are the days of solely relying on intuition to make decisions. Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might never imagine. Economist Ian Ayres shows how today's organizations are analyzing massive databases at lightning speed to provide greater insights into human behavior. From Web sites like Google and Amazon that know your tastes, to a physician's diagnosis or your child's education, to boardrooms and government agencies, this new breed of decisionmakers are calling the shots. And they are delivering staggeringly accurate results. How can a football coach evaluate a player without ever seeing him play? How can a formula outpredict wine experts in determining the best vintages? Super crunchers have the answers. In this brave new world of equation versus expertise, Ayres shows us the benefits and risks, who loses and who wins, and how super crunching can be used to help, not manipulate us.--From publisher description
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  • ALA Notable Book, 2008.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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216027
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Ayres, Ian
Dewey number
519.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HA29
LC item number
.A88 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Statistics
  • Regression analysis
  • Sampling (Statistics)
  • Standard deviations
Target audience
adult
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why thinking-by-numbers is the new way to be smart
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Super crunchers : why thinking-by-numbers is the new way to be smart, Ian Ayres
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : the rise of the super crunchers -- Who's doing your thinking for you? -- Creating your own data with the flip of a coin -- Government by chance -- How should physicians treat evidence-based medicine? -- Experts vs. equations -- Why now? -- Are we having fun yet? -- The future of intuition (and expertise)
Control code
ocn122973719
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 p.
Isbn
9780553805406
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007013804
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)122973719
Label
Super crunchers : why thinking-by-numbers is the new way to be smart, Ian Ayres
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : the rise of the super crunchers -- Who's doing your thinking for you? -- Creating your own data with the flip of a coin -- Government by chance -- How should physicians treat evidence-based medicine? -- Experts vs. equations -- Why now? -- Are we having fun yet? -- The future of intuition (and expertise)
Control code
ocn122973719
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 p.
Isbn
9780553805406
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007013804
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)122973719

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