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Super Crunchers - Why Thinking-by-numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart

Ian Ayres

Why would a casino try to stop a gambler from losing? How can a mathematical formula find your future spouse? Would you know if statistical analysis blackballed you from a job you wanted? Economist Ian Ayres has spent the better part of his career examining the power in numbers. Decisions used to be made by traditional experts based on experience, intuition, and trial and error. Nowadays, cutting-edge organizations are crunching ever-larger databases to find answers. Today's super crunchers are providing greater insights into human behavior than ever before-and predicting the future with staggeringly accurate results. In this lively and groundbreaking audiobook, Ayres takes us behind the scenes into the bold new world of today's super crunchers. The author sweeps over a dazzling array of topics with strange-but-true facts, wry wit, and a raconteur's talent for the fascinating anecdote. Entertaining, enlightening, and absolutely essential, Super Crunchers is an audiobook that no businessperson, consumer, or student-statistically, that's everyone!-should make another decision without first listening to. Thinking-by-numbers is the new way to be smart. From the Compact Disc edition.

Why would a casino try to stop a gambler from losing? How can a mathematical formula find your future spouse? Would you know if statistical analysis blackballed you from a job you wanted? Economist Ian Ayres has spent the better part of his career examining the power in numbers. Decisions used to be made by traditional experts based on experience, intuition, and trial and error. Nowadays, cutting-edge organizations are crunching ever-larger databases to find answers. Today's super crunchers are providing greater insights into human behavior than ever before-and predicting the future with staggeringly accurate results. In this lively and groundbreaking audiobook, Ayres takes us behind the scenes into the bold new world of today's super crunchers. The author sweeps over a dazzling array of topics with strange-but-true facts, wry wit, and a raconteur's talent for the fascinating anecdote. Entertaining, enlightening, and absolutely essential, Super Crunchers is an audiobook that no businessperson, consumer, or student-statistically, that's everyone!-should make another decision without first listening to. Thinking-by-numbers is the new way to be smart. From the Compact Disc edition.
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Why would a casino try to stop a gambler from losing? How can a mathematical formula find your future spouse? Would you know if statistical analysis blackballed you from a job you wanted? Economist Ian Ayres has spent the better part of his career examining the power in numbers. Decisions used to be made by traditional experts based on experience, intuition, and trial and error. Nowadays, cutting-edge organizations are crunching ever-larger databases to find answers. Today's super crunchers are providing greater insights into human behavior than ever before-and predicting the future with staggeringly accurate results. In this lively and groundbreaking audiobook, Ayres takes us behind the scenes into the bold new world of today's super crunchers. The author sweeps over a dazzling array of topics with strange-but-true facts, wry wit, and a raconteur's talent for the fascinating anecdote. Entertaining, enlightening, and absolutely essential, Super Crunchers is an audiobook that no businessperson, consumer, or student-statistically, that's everyone!-should make another decision without first listening to. Thinking-by-numbers is the new way to be smart. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Kramer

Length:

7h 36m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:55


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:49


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:52


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:53


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:30


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:49


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:51


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:04


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:05


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:43


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:06


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:53


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:04


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:31


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:15


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:04


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:03


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:20


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:15


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:14


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:38