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Minding the Markets: An Emotional Finance View of Financial Instability

D. Tuckett - 2011 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Tuckett argues that most economists' explanations of the financial crisis miss its essence; they ignore critical components of human psychology. He offers a deeper understanding of financial market behaviour and investment processes by ...
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Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Nick Bostrom - 2014 - Computers - Limited preview
Human beings occupy a dominant position on our planet, not because we have stronger muscles or sharper teeth than other species, but because we have smarter brains. Our brains developed the technologies and the complex social organization that ...
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Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

Philip Tetlock, Dan Gardner - 2015 - Social Science - No preview available
WINNER OF THE CMI MANAGEMENT FUTURES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD What if we could improve our ability to predict the future? Everything we do involves forecasts about how the future will unfold. Whether buying a new house or changing job, designing a ...
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Algorithmic Puzzles

Anany Levitin, Maria Levitin - 2011 - Computers - No preview available
Algorithmic puzzles are puzzles involving well-defined procedures for solving problems. This book will provide an enjoyable and accessible introduction to algorithmic puzzles that will develop the reader's algorithmic thinking. The first part of ...
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Probably Approximately Correct: Nature’s Algorithms for Learning and ...

Leslie Valiant - 2013 - Science - Limited preview
Presenting a theory of the theoryless, a computer scientist provides a model of how effective behavior can be learned even in a world as complex as our own, shedding new light on human nature.
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The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of ...

Richard Susskind, Daniel Susskind - 2015 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers ...
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Where Good Ideas Come from: The Seven Patterns of Innovation

Steven Johnson - 2011 - Creative thinking - No preview available
FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Exhilarating . . . An entirely new way of looking at almost everything' GUARDIAN Where do good ideas come from? And what do we need to know and do to have more of them? Here Steven Johnson identifies the ...
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Excel VBA Programming For Dummies

John Walkenbach - 2013 - Computers - Limited preview
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Predictive Analytics and Data Mining: Concepts and Practice with RapidMiner

Vijay Kotu, Bala Deshpande - 2014 - Computers - Limited preview
Put Predictive Analytics into Action Learn the basics of Predictive Analysis and Data Mining through an easy to understand conceptual framework and immediately practice the concepts learned using the open source RapidMiner tool. Whether you are ...
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Evaluability Assessment: Improving Evaluation Quality and Use

Michael S. Trevisan, Tamara M. Walser - 2014 - Social Science - Limited preview
Evaluability assessment (EA) can lead to development of sound program theory, increased stakeholder involvement and empowerment, better understanding of program culture and context, enhanced collaboration and communication, process and findings ...
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