The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick

Vintage - We learn about his thirty-five-year affiliation with IBM’s Thomas J. Here is a remarkable story of both the man’s life and his unparalleled contributions to science, mathematics, and the arts. In the fractalist, mandelbrot recounts the high points of his life with exuberance and an eloquent fluency, deepening our understanding of the evolution of his extraordinary mind.

Watson research Center and his association with Harvard and Yale. We observe his unusually broad education in Europe, Princeton, and later at Caltech, and MIT. A fascinating memoir from the man who revitalized visual geometry, and whose ideas about fractals have changed how we look at both the natural world and the financial world.

The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick - Benoit mandelbrot, the creator of fractal geometry, among other things, has significantly improved our understanding of, financial variability and erratic physical phenomena. We begin with his early years: born in warsaw in 1924 to a Lithuanian Jewish family, Mandelbrot moved with his family to Paris in the 1930s, where he was mentored by an eminent mathematician uncle.

. An outsider to mainstream scientific research, turbulence, he managed to do what others had thought impossible: develop a new geometry that combines revelatory beauty with a radical way of unfolding formerly hidden laws governing utter roughness, and chaos. During world war ii, as he stayed barely one step ahead of the Nazis until France was liberated, he studied geometry on his own and dreamed of using it to solve fresh, real-world problems.





The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence

Basic Books - Mathematical superstar and inventor of fractal geometry, Benoit Mandelbrot, has spent the past forty years studying the underlying mathematics of space and natural patterns. In the misbehavior of markets, Mandelbrot joins with science journalist and former Wall Street Journal editor Richard L. What many of his followers don't realize is that he has also been watching patterns of market change.

Markets, we learn, are far riskier than we have wanted to believe. The result is a revolutionary reevaluation of the standard tools and models of modern financial theory. Markets will never be seen as "safe bets" again. Hudson to reveal what a fractal view of the world of finance looks like. From the gyrations of ibm's stock price and the dow, and the dollar-Euro exchange rate--Mandelbrot shows that the world of finance can be understood in more accurate, to cotton trading, and volatile, terms than the tired theories of yesteryear.

The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence - The ability to simplify the complex has made Mandelbrot one of the century's most influential mathematicians. With the misbehavior of markets, he puts the tools of higher mathematics into the hands of every person involved with markets, from financial analysts to economists to 401k holders.





A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

Simon & Schuster - Claude shannon was a groundbreaking polymath, a brilliant tinkerer, and a digital pioneer. Winner of the neumann prize for the history of mathematics**named a best book of the year by Bloomberg and Nature** **'Best of 2017' by The Morning Sun** "We owe Claude Shannon a lot, and Soni & Goodman’s book takes a big first step in paying that debt.

San francisco review of books "Soni and Goodman are at their best when they invoke the wonder an idea can instill. Claude shannon's inventive, vibrant life demonstrates how vital the act of play can be to making the most of work. Inc. With unique access to shannon’s family and friends, A Mind at Play brings this singular innovator and always playful genius to life.

A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age - He constructed the first wearable computer, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and built juggling robots. He also wrote the seminal text of the digital revolution, which has been called “the Magna Carta of the Information Age. In this elegantly written, exhaustively researched biography, Soni and Goodman reveal Claude Shannon’s full story for the first time.

. A charming account of one of the twentieth century’s most distinguished scientists…Readers will enjoy this portrait of a modern-day Da Vinci. Fortunein their second collaboration, video streamed, biographers Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman present the story of Claude Shannon—one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century and the architect of the Information Age, whose insights stand behind every computer built, email sent, and webpage loaded.

They summon the right level of awe while stopping short of hyperbole.





When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought

Farrar, Straus and Giroux - With his trademark clarity and humor, the quest for the foundations of mathematics, Holt probes the mysteries of quantum mechanics, and the nature of logic and truth. Holt offers a painless and playful introduction to many of our most beautiful but least understood ideas, from Einsteinian relativity to string theory, and also invites us to consider why the greatest logician of the twentieth century believed the U.

S. From jim holt, the new york times bestselling author of why does the World Exist?, comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought. Does time exist? what is infinity? why do mirrors reverse left and right but not up and down? In this scintillating collection, Holt explores the human mind, the cosmos, and the thinkers who’ve tried to encompass the latter with the former.

When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought - . Along the way, from the physicist emmy noether to the computing pioneer Alan Turing and the discoverer of fractals, he offers intimate biographical sketches of celebrated and neglected thinkers, Benoit Mandelbrot. Constitution contained a terrible contradiction—and whether the universe truly has a future.





Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation Science Essentials

Princeton University Press - What do pure mathematicians do, and practical applications—this book offers an eclectic panorama of the lives and values and hopes and fears of mathematicians in the twenty-first century, journalistic, assembling material from a startlingly diverse assortment of scholarly, and why do they do it? Looking beyond the conventional answers—for the sake of truth, beauty, and pop culture sources.

Drawing on his personal experiences and obsessions as well as the thoughts and opinions of mathematicians from Archimedes and Omar Khayyám to such contemporary giants as Alexander Grothendieck and Robert Langlands, Michael Harris reveals the charisma and romance of mathematics as well as its darker side.

Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation Science Essentials - In this portrait of mathematics as a community united around a set of common intellectual, he touches on a wide variety of questions, the bronx, with detours through the mathematical and mystical traditions of Russia, medieval Islam, Mathematics without Apologies takes readers on an unapologetic guided tour of the mathematical life, ethical, and existential challenges, relentlessly intelligent, from the philosophy and sociology of mathematics to its reflections in film and popular music, India, and richly entertaining, such as: Are mathematicians to blame for the 2008 financial crisis? How can we talk about the ideas we were born too soon to understand? And how should you react if you are asked to explain number theory at a dinner party?Disarmingly candid, and beyond.





The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Incerto Book 2

Random House - We concentrate on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into consideration what we don’t know. In this revelatory book, taleb explains everything we know about what we don’t know, and this second edition features a new philosophical and empirical essay, “On Robustness and Fragility, ” which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.

Elegant, and universal in its applications, startling, The Black Swan will change the way you look at the world. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, Skin in the Game, Antifragile,  and The Bed of Procrustes. A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, and more predictable, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, than it was.

The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Incerto Book 2 - . Taleb is a vastly entertaining writer, with wit, irreverence, and unusual stories to tell. The black swan is a standalone book in nassim nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, luck, uncertainty, risk, an investigation of opacity, human error, probability, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand.





Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets Incerto Book 1

Random House - Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? It may be impossible to guard ourselves against the vagaries of the goddess Fortuna, but after reading Fooled by Randomness we can be a little better prepared.

The book is populated with an array of characters, the significance of chance: the baseball legend Yogi Berra; the philosopher of knowledge Karl Popper; the ancient world’s wisest man, some of whom have grasped, in their own way, Solon; the modern financier George Soros; and the Greek voyager Odysseus.

Named by fortune one of the smartest Books of All Time A Financial Times Best Business Book of the Year. This book is about luck–or more precisely, about how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill–the world of trading–Fooled by Randomness provides captivating insight into one of the least understood factors in all our lives.

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets Incerto Book 1 - Fooled by randomness is a standalone book in nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, uncertainty, risk, human error, luck, probability, an investigation of opacity, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. Writing in an entertaining narrative style, the author tackles major intellectual issues related to the underestimation of the influence of happenstance on our lives.

The other books in the series are the Black Swan, Skin in the Game, Antifragile,  and The Bed of Procrustes. Fooled by randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. However, the most recognizable character of all remains unnamed–the lucky fool who happens to be in the right place at the right time–he embodies the “survival of the least fit.





The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms Incerto Book 4

Random House - Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized. With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, contrasting the classical values of courage, philistinism, Taleb plows through human illusions, elegance, and phoniness.

Taleb’s crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems. Financial Times. The other books in the series are fooled by Randomness,  The Black Swan,  Antifragile,  and Skin in the Game. By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect.

The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms Incerto Book 4 - The bed of procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects—modifying humans to satisfy technology, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, and convincing people that employment is not slavery.

Bed of procrustes is a standalone book in nassim nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, risk, human error, uncertainty, luck, probability, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand.





The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor Columbia Business School Publishing

Columbia University Press - In this edition, insights, marks's wisdom is joined by the comments, and counterpoints of four renowned investors and investment educators: Christopher C. After four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, and his client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, he is today sought out by the world's leading value investors, fundamental philosophy.

Which element is the most essential? Successful investing requires thoughtful attention to many separate aspects, and each of Marks's subjects proves to be the most important thing. This is that rarity, a useful book. Warren Buffett. Klarman Baupost Group. A new chapter addresses the importance of reasonable expectations, and a foreword by Bruce C.

The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor Columbia Business School Publishing - Frankly and honestly assessing his own decisions--and occasional missteps--he provides valuable lessons for critical thinking, risk assessment, and investment strategy. Marks also adds his own annotations, expanding on his book's original themes and issues. These experts lend insight into such concepts as "second-level thinking, patient opportunism, " the price/value relationship, and defensive investing.

Now for the first time, all readers can benefit from Marks's wisdom, concentrated into a single volume that speaks to both the amateur and seasoned investor. Informed by a lifetime of experience and study, The Most Important Thing explains the keys to successful investment and the pitfalls that can destroy capital or ruin a career.

Greenwald, productivity, speaks on value investing, called "a guru to Wall Street's gurus" by the New York Times, and the economics of information.





Order In Chaos: How The Mandelbrot Set & Fractal Geometry Help Unlock the Secrets of The Entire Universe! Mandelbrot Set, Fractal Geometry

- Regularly priced at $4. 99. This one simple formula, when explained, unlocks the secrets of the entire universe!Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn. The prehistory of fractals what is a fractal?fractal geometrythe mandelbrot SetUnlocking the Secrets of the Universe The Universe in the Eyes of MathematiciansOrder in ChaosMuch, much more!Download your copy today! Take action today and download this book for a limited time discount of only $2.

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Read on your pc, mac, Smartphone, Tablet or Kindle device. This book will change the way you look at the world. This is precisely how everything you see in nature and the universe works. There is a certain mathematical formula that when let loose will continue to reproduce itself and re-iterate over and over again, at a smaller scale.

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What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars

Seneca and Marcus LLC - In this honest, frank analysis, paul and Brendan Moynihan revisit the events that led to Paul's disastrous decision and examine the psychological factors behind bad financial practices in several economic sectors. This book -- winner of a 2014 axiom business book award gold medal -- begins with the unbroken string of successes that helped Paul achieve a jet-setting lifestyle and land a key spot with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

While all analytical methods have some validity and make allowances for instances in which they do not work, psychological factors can keep an investor in a losing position, causing him to abandon one method for another in order to rationalize the decisions already made. Jim paul's meteoric rise took him from a small town in northern Kentucky to governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, his reputation, yet he lost it all -- his fortune, and his job -- in one fatal attack of excessive economic hubris.

What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars - . Paul and moynihan's cautionary tale includes strategies for avoiding loss tied to a simple framework for understanding, and dodging the dangers of investing, trading, accepting, and speculating. It then describes the circumstances leading up to Paul's $1. 6 million loss and the essential lessons he learned from it -- primarily that, although there are as many ways to make money in the markets as there are people participating in them, all losses come from the same few sources.

Investors lose money in the markets either because of errors in their analysis or because of psychological barriers preventing the application of analysis.