ALiEM Bookclub: How Not to Be Wrong – The Power of Mathematical Thinking

How Not to Be Wrong“Math is like an atomic powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.”  – Jordan Ellenberg

“If you don’t get elementary probability in your repertoire, you’re like a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.”  – Charlie Munger

When your grade school teachers told you that you’d be doing math every day of your life, you scoffed. In adulthood, you likely took perverse pride in noting their predictions to be wrong. Enter Jordan Ellenberg (@JSEllenberg) to show you that math is nothing less than a method of thinking and reasoning, and it pervades your everyday decisions. While it can be ignored or avoided, you do so at your own peril.