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Thinking in Bets
- Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
- Written by: Annie Duke
- Narrated by: Annie Duke
- Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots' one-yard line, he called for a pass instead of a handing off to his star running back. The pass was intercepted, and the Seahawks lost. Critics called it the dumbest play in history. But was the call really that bad? Or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck? Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time.
- By Dervish Halil on 2020-02-15
Not what I had hoped for
I was looking forward to discover an interesting look into a decision making method since the title is 'Making smarter decisions when you don't have all the facts'. There were some ideas in there, but really it's mainly a really long set of examples to illustrate human psychology when it comes to decision making. There were probably some over-arching lessons to be learned, but the book is so long winded with examples and human evolutionary facts as to why we make decisions the way we do, that I probably missed the practical actionable content if there was any. Would have been nice to maybe have some kind of summary or plan of action that we can implement following what is discussed in the book, because I really can't summarize and apply any new knowledge after this. Cool concept, but would have been cooler if it was more helpful in showing how to think in bets.
I Will Teach You to Be Rich
- No Guilt. No Excuses. No B.S. Just a 6-Week Program That Works (Second Edition)
- Written by: Ramit Sethi
- Narrated by: Ramit Sethi
- Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
Buy as many lattes as you want. Spend extravagantly on the things you love. Live your rich life instead of tracking every last expense with Ramit Sethi’s simple, powerful, and effective six-week program for gaining control over your finances. This isn’t typical advice from a money expert. In this completely updated second edition, Ramit teaches you how to choose long-term investments and the right bank accounts. With his characteristic no-BS perspective, he shows how to squeeze every hidden benefit out of your credit cards.
annoying read with unsubstantiated opinions
- By Adam Smith on 2019-05-22
Mildly entertaining. Very, very basic information unless you know literally nothing about common personal finance strategies. Highly focused on cutting small expenses like fees. Not much focus on how to generate a lot of income. Quite repetitive, there's really no need for the amount of time taken to drive home certain points. A couple of interesting nuggets. The author's opinions feel real and authentic which is good. It's fine, but no more than that.
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