I wanted to keep within the realm of data and analytical thinking for my next read, following the completion of Jordan Ellenberg’s How Not To Be Wrong. So I decided to pick up Nate Silver’s critically acclaimed The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don’t. So far, so good, great insight.

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better."
— Samuel Beckett


"Genius is a thing that happens, not a kind of person."
— Jordan Ellenberg, How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking


(Source: tbs.co.jp)

"One of the most painful parts of teaching mathematics is seeing students damaged by the cult of the genius. The genius cult tells students it’s not worth doing mathematics unless you’re the best at mathematics, because those special few are the only ones whose contributions matter. We don’t treat any other subject that way! I’ve never heard a student say, ‘I like Hamlet, but I don’t really belong in AP English - that kid who sits in the front row knows all the plays, and he started reading Shakespeare when he was nine’! Athletes don’t quite their sport just because one of their teammates outshines them. And yet I see promising young mathematicians quit every year, even though they love mathematics, because someone in their range of vision was ‘ahead’ of them."
— Jordan Ellenberg, How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

大きい都市、大きい夢です、いね。 私は東京に行きたいです。もしかしたら今年あとで。もしかしたら10月ですか?もしかしたら。。。


"I didn’t see the financial sector as either irretrievably broken or inherently wise. I saw it as an inherently risky business, a collection of profit-maximizing individuals with profit-maximizing shareholders, providing generally valuable economic services. I was rarely shocked by reports of rapacious behavior. I took it as a given."
— Timothy Geithner, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises

私の新しい日本人テリビ番組:花咲舞が黙っていない。今私はこのテレビ番組見ます。それはテレビ番組約日本人銀行と日本人銀行家。従って、このテレビ番組と半沢直樹 彼ら同じよな、しかし彼ら本当に異なる。さらに大切な、この番組は面白いですね、と楽しいですね!渡辺杏上川隆也彼ら凄いですね!私はこのテレビが好きです。

(Source: ntv.co.jp)