The analogies between human and machine learning strategies are skillfully narrated, but rather drawn out.
In hindsight, the early internet was shockingly primitive.
Margriet van der Heijden – Denken is verrukkelijk (“Thinking is delicious”; in Dutch)
Thorough biography of Paul Ehrenfest and Tatiana Afanassjewa.
Impressive and heart-warming life story
One can leave it to an ad-man to create a false dichotomy, starting from a naive and short-sighted definition of ‘logic’.
Badly written collection of arbitrary anecdotes that include addresses, but do not bring any notable insight to the reader.
Valuable perspectives on how the minds of successful people work
As engaging as the other parts of the trilogy.
The gripping storytelling makes the shameless bragging accceptable and entertaining.
March 2022: In the perspective of this book, it is curious to see how far Putin can stretch his narrative on the Ukraine invasionfor his domestic audience.
March 2022: Strong moral plea, that after the Ukraine invasion has become an even ore chilling read
October 2019: Elaborate and fascinating analysis of Putin’s Russia, which bears striking parallels to what populists in Western countries try, more recently.
March 2022: Chilling to see these themes back in Putin’s messaging around the Ukraine invasion.
Although the book is charming at times, reviewing an era through the personal experiences of one arbitrary writer in the early 21st century is a lost cause right from the start.
Highly entertaining book, providing entertaining facts and refreshing perspectives.
Interesting historical perspective on economic development with renewed relevance in a post free-trade world.
In theory a fascinating topic, but in practice a boring read; as I should have expected because the Post leveraged rather than drove innovation.
Hard-felt plea for including future generations into political decision making.
The practical and relevant examples (health effect of smoking, impact of humanity on climate change) of causal inference alone make the book worthwhile.
Surprisingly philosophical for a book that has ‘pragmatic’ in its title.
Well documented account of how instrumental commodity markets have been in global politics.