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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World-and Why Thin...
by , Ola Rosling

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English

Pages

341

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</p><p><b>“One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>“Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But <i>Factfulness</i> does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” <i>—</i>Melinda Gates</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b><b>"<i>Factfulness</i> by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama</b><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i>Factfulnes</i>s: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. </b></p><p>When asked simple questions about global trends—<i>what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school</i>—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.</p><p>In <i>Factfulness</i>, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers <b>a radical new explanation of why this happens</b>. They reveal <b>the ten instincts that distort our perspective</b>—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of <i>us</i> and <i>them</i>) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). </p><p>Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases.</p><p><b>It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think.</b> That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. </p><p>Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, <b><i>Factfulness </i>is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. </b></p><p>---</p><p>“This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance…Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.</p>
The Systems Thinker - Analytical Skills: Level Up Your Decision M...
by Albert Rutherford

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

July 24, 2019

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<h2>Enhance your <b>logic, reason, judgment, and wisdom.</b> Increase your ability to <b>create concise and reasoned arguments</b> using data and evidence, to get a genuine conclusion.</h2><br /><br /><i>The Systems Thinker – Analytical Skills</i> aims to raise the level of your mental performance by focusing on the fundamentals of how to use your mind effectively. This book will show you how to:<br />•Increase your ability to analyze problems and to comprehend what you read, hear, experience in a logical manner. <br />•<b>Examine the logical structure of good and bad reasoning. </b><br />•Look at what type of evidence are decisions commonly based on.<br />•<b>Detect common fallacies and rhetorical and psychological factors that can influence your thinking. </b><br /><br />The book presents the methods that good problem solvers use in understanding complex ideas. It provides practice in applying these methods to a variety of comprehension, analytical, and reasoning questions. It also includes a number of logical thinking problems to hone your logical thinking skills.<br /><br /><h2>Use these intellectual skills to analyze anything you might think about - questions, problems, disciplines.</h2><br />•The most widely used forms of analysis.<br />•<b>Guidance and practice to monitor your thoughts with the help of intellectual tools.</b><br />•Learn to question purposes, problems, information, and concepts.<br />•<b>Interdisciplinary analytical tools to understand and assess your own reasoning, be it about a highly technical question or your everyday life. </b><br /><br /><i> The Systems Thinker – Analytical Skills </i> helps you to find the most fundamental logic of any discipline, problem, or thesis. Transfer your knowledge between and among subjects and fields of observation. <br /><br />•Learn four types of profound analysis.<br />•<b>Learn to read and create statistical charts.</b><br />•Learn and correct the most frequent errors in reasoning.<br />•<b>Learn to complement your analytical thinking tools with synthetic, systemic, critical, and creative thinking tools.</b><br /><br />Good analytical thinking skills are deeply <u>necessary if you are working in business, education, law, politics, and economics</u>. Understanding the underlying structure of a problem can help you come up with the best solution. <br /><br />Adopt analytical thinking skills to make better decisions, assess situations more accurately, and persuade other people with more success to consider your point of view. This book serves as a springboard toward analytic proficiency.<br />
Think Outside The Box: Outsmart Your Laziness, Think Intelligentl...
by Andrew Thomson

Language

English

Pages

117

Publication Date

September 08, 2019

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<h2>Is your potential limited due to your procrastination habit? Are you tired of the guilt, stress, and overwhelm? <br />Do you want to learn the secret to getting things done quickly and effectively, so you can increase your success in all areas of life?<br /></h2><b>Do you want to make smart choices and solve your problems faster?<br /><br />Learn how to stop procrastinating today ― once and for all.<br /><br /></u></h2>In this no-fluff and action-oriented book, you’ll discover the real reason behind your procrastination (there’s only one!) and you’ll find potent tools to help you overcome procrastination for good, make smarter decisions, overcome challenges and become a productivity machine. <br /><br />Imagine having access to a fully loaded toolbox with the sharpest thinking tool you could use to analyze every situation holistically?<br /><br /><h3>Turn your brain into a powerful dynamo by learning how geniuses think.<br /></h3><br /><h2>Here is a small sample of what you will learn:</h2><br /><li><b>A simple strategy for programming your unconscious mind to act in any way you like<br /></b></li><br /><li>A quick walkthrough of the new science of willpower: why you need it, easy ways to get more of it, and step-by-step advice on how you’ll use it to overcome procrastination<br /></li><br /><li><b>How these decision-making models can help you make holistic decisions by following right steps to decision making.<br /></b></li><br /><li>How to solve complex problems with ease<br /></li><li><b>The one thing you need to do right now to unstick yourself and get your motivation back</b></li><br /><li>How creative thinkers like Einstein, Tesla, Archimedes used chilling out technique to invite innovative ideas and make insightful observations.</li><br /><li><b>Strategies that can help you become a more disciplined thinker, developing your analytical, reasoning, and reflective thinking skills.<br /></b></li><br /><li>Improve your sex life and health<br /></li><b>And much, much more</b><br /><br /><br />Think Outside The Box is your must-read guide for regaining the life you want. If you like easy-to-understand strategies, practical exercises, and no-nonsense teachers, you’ll love this book.<br /><h1>Click the<b>"Buy now with 1-Click"</b>button, and start today.</h1>
The Art of Statistics: How to Learn from Data
by David Spiegelhalter

Language

English

Pages

415

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b>The definitive guide to statistical thinking</b><br />Statistics are everywhere, as integral to science as they are to business, and in the popular media hundreds of times a day. In this age of big data, a basic grasp of statistical literacy is more important than ever if we want to separate the fact from the fiction, the ostentatious embellishments from the raw evidence -- and even more so if we hope to participate in the future, rather than being simple bystanders.<br />In <i>The Art of Statistics</i>, world-renowned statistician David Spiegelhalter shows readers how to derive knowledge from raw data by focusing on the concepts and connections behind the math. Drawing on real world examples to introduce complex issues, he shows us how statistics can help us determine the luckiest passenger on the Titanic, whether a notorious serial killer could have been caught earlier, and if screening for ovarian cancer is beneficial. <i>The Art of Statistics</i> not only shows us how mathematicians have used statistical science to solve these problems -- it teaches us how we too can think like statisticians. We learn how to clarify our questions, assumptions, and expectations when approaching a problem, and -- perhaps even more importantly -- we learn how to responsibly interpret the answers we receive.<br />Combining the incomparable insight of an expert with the playful enthusiasm of an aficionado, <i>The Art of Statistics</i> is the definitive guide to stats that every modern person needs.
Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business P...
by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

October 07, 2015

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<b>Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it!</b> <p><i>Storytelling with Data</i> teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation.</p> <p>Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to:</p> <ul> <li>Understand the importance of context and audience</li> <li>Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation</li> <li>Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information</li> <li>Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data</li> <li>Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization</li> <li>Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience</li> </ul> <p>Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—<i>Storytelling with Data</i> will give you the skills and power to tell it!</p>
Thinking in Systems: A Primer
by Donella H. Meadows

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English

Pages

233

Publication Date

December 03, 2008

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<p>In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, <em>Limits to Growth</em>—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001.</p><br /><br /><p><em>Thinking in Systems</em>, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute’s Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life.</p><br /><br /><p>Some of the biggest problems facing the world—war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation—are essentially system failures. They cannot be solved by fixing one piece in isolation from the others, because even seemingly minor details have enormous power to undermine the best efforts of too-narrow thinking.</p><br /><br /><p>While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella Meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable, to stay humble, and to stay a learner.</p><br /><br /><p>In a world growing ever more complicated, crowded, and interdependent, <em>Thinking in Systems</em> helps readers avoid confusion and helplessness, the first step toward finding proactive and effective solutions.</p>
Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications
by Kenneth Rosen

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English

Pages

1120

Publication Date

July 09, 2018

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Rosen's Discrete Mathematics and its Applications presents a precise relevant comprehensive approach to mathematical concepts. This world-renowned best-selling text was written to accommodate the needs across a variety of majors and departments including mathematics computer science and engineering. As the market leader the book is highly flexible comprehensive and a proven pedagogical teaching tool for instructors. Digital is becoming increasingly important and gaining popularity crowning Connect as the digital leader for this discipline.McGraw-Hill Education's Connect available as an optional add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need when they need it how they need it so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework quizzes and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers and may also have a "multi-step solution" which helps move the students' learning along if they experience difficulty.
Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
by Steven Strogatz

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English

Pages

389

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /><b>“Marvelous . . . an array of witty and astonishing stories . . . to illuminate how calculus has helped bring into being our contemporary world.”—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /><b>From preeminent math personality and author of <i>The Joy of x,</i> a brilliant and endlessly appealing explanation of calculus – how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better. </b><br />  <br /> Without calculus, we wouldn’t have cell phones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound. We wouldn’t have unraveled DNA or discovered Neptune or figured out how to put 5,000 songs in your pocket. <br />  <br /> Though many of us were scared away from this essential, engrossing subject in high school and college, Steven Strogatz’s brilliantly creative, down‑to‑earth history shows that calculus is not about complexity; it’s about simplicity. It harnesses an unreal number—infinity—to tackle real‑world problems, breaking them down into easier ones and then reassembling the answers into solutions that feel miraculous. <br />  <br /><i>Infinite Powers</i> recounts how calculus tantalized and thrilled its inventors, starting with its first glimmers in ancient Greece and bringing us right up to the discovery of gravitational waves (a phenomenon predicted by calculus). Strogatz reveals how this form of math rose to the challenges of each age: how to determine the area of a circle with only sand and a stick; how to explain why Mars goes “backwards” sometimes; how to make electricity with magnets; how to ensure your rocket doesn’t miss the moon; how to turn the tide in the fight against AIDS. <br />  <br /> As Strogatz proves, calculus is truly the language of the universe. By unveiling the principles of that language, <i>Infinite Powers</i> makes us marvel at the world anew. 
Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
by Charles Wheelan

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English

Pages

300

Publication Date

January 07, 2013

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<p><strong>A <em>New York Times</em> bestseller<br /><br /><br /><br />"Brilliant, funny…the best math teacher you never had." —<em>San Francisco Chronicle</em></strong></p><br /><p>Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called "sexy." From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in <em>Naked Statistics</em>, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.</p><br /><p>For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions.</p><br /><p>And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show <em>Let’s Make a Deal</em>—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned <em>Naked Economics</em> into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.</p>
A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You...
by Barbara Oakley

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English

Pages

332

Publication Date

July 31, 2014

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<b>The companion book to COURSERA®'s wildly popular massive open online course "Learning How to Learn"</b><br /><br />Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, <i>A Mind for Numbers</i> offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options—both to rise in the military and to explore other careers—she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life.<br />  <br /> In <i>A Mind for Numbers</i>, Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to learning effectively—secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they’d known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there’s only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions—you just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. The learning strategies in this book apply not only to math and science, but to any subject in which we struggle. We all have what it takes to excel in areas that don't seem to come naturally to us at first, and learning them does not have to be as painful as we might think!

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