The drunkards walk meshes with our knowledge of skinners pigeons and rats by explaining how our predictable mental processes can so easily fail us leonard mlodinow explores the predictability of randomness and its impact on the movie industry college football and so much more. About the drunkards walk with the born storytellers command of narrative and imaginative approach leonard mlodinow vividly demonstrates how our lives are profoundly informed by chance and randomness and how everything from wine ratings and corporate success to school grades and political polls are less reliable than we believe. But as leonard mlodinow explains in the drunkards walk how randomness rules our lives there are in fact four possible outcomes heads heads heads tails tails heads and tails tails. Leonard mlodinow leonard mlodinow received his doctorate in physics from the university of california berkeley was an alexander von humboldt fellow at the max planck institute and now teaches about randomness to future scientists at caltech along the way he also wrote for the television series macgyver and star trek the next generation. The drunkards walk how randomness rules our lives is a 2008 popular science book by american physicist and author leonard mlodinow which became a new york times bestseller and a new york times notable book overview the drunkards walk discusses the role of randomness in everyday events and the cognitive biases that lead people to misinterpret random events and stochastic processes
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