Reading Calendar

We will set a date for each reading unit. At designated dates, either David or Carlos, we are going to publish a post commenting the reading and we will use the comments of the that post as an open discussing board for everybody.

CURRENTLY READING ————————————————————————————

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

Penguin Books 2012

Proposed calendar:

Oct 29, 2015 INTRODUCTION
Nov 5, 2015 1. THE CHARACTERS OF THE STORY
Nov 12, 2015 2. ATTENTION AND EFFORT
Nov 19, 2015 3. THE LAZY CONTROLLER
Nov 26, 2015 4. THE ASSOCIATIVE MACHINE
Dec 3, 2015 5. COGNITIVE EASE
Dec 10, 2015 6. NORMS, SURPRISES, AND CAUSES
Dec 17, 2015 7. A MACHINE FOR JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS
Dec 24, 2015 8. HOW JUDGMENTS HAPPEN
Dec 31, 2015 9. ANSWERING AN EASIER QUESTION
Jan 7, 2016 10. THE LAW OF SMALL NUMBERS
Jan 14, 2016 11. ANCHORS
Jan 21, 2016 12. THE SCIENCE OF AVAILABILITY
Jan 28, 2016 13. AVAILABILITY, EMOTION, AND RISK
Feb 4, 2016 14. TOM W’S SPECIALTY
Feb 11, 2016 15. LINDA: LESS IS MORE
Feb 18, 2016 16. CAUSES TRUMP STATISTICS
Feb 25, 2016 17. REGRESSION TO THE MEAN
Mar 3, 2016 18. TAMING INTUITIVE PREDICTIONS
Mar 10, 2016 19. THE ILLUSION OF UNDERSTANDING
Mar 17, 2016 20. THE ILLUSION OF VALIDITY
Mar 24, 2016 21. INTUITIONS VS. FORMULAS
Mar 31, 2016 22. EXPERT INTUITION: WHEN CAN WE TRUST IT?
Apr 7, 2016 23. THE OUTSIDE VIEW
Apr 14, 2016 24. THE ENGINE OF CAPITALISM
Apr 21, 2016 25. BERNOUILLI’S ERRORS
Apr 28, 2016 26. PROSPECT THEORY
May 5, 2016 27. THE ENDOWMENT EFFECT
May 12, 2016 28. BAD EVENTS
May 19, 2016 29. THE FOURFOLD PATTERN
May 26, 2016 30. RARE EVENTS
Jun 2, 2016 31. RISK POLICIES
Jun 9, 2016 32. KEEPING SCORE
Jun 16, 2016 33. REVERSALS
Jun 23, 2016 34. FRAMES AND REALITY
Jun 30, 2016 35. TWO SELVES
Jul 7, 2016 36. LIFE AS A STORY
Jul 14, 2016 37. EXPERIENCED WELL-BEING
Jul 21, 2016 38. THINKING ABOUT LIFE
Jul 28, 2016 CONCLUSIONS

OLD READINGS  ——————————————————————————————–

The Checklist Manifiesto by Atul Gawande

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Proposed calendar:

2014/03/06      Introduction

2014/03/13      1. The problem of extreme complexity

2014/03/20      2. The checklist

2014/03/27      3. The end of the master builder

2014/04/03      4. The idea

2014/04/10      5. The first try

2014/04/17      6. The checklist factory

2014/04/24      7. The test

2014/05/01      8. The hero in the age of checklists

2014/05/08      9. The save

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Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Penguin books, 2013

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Proposed Calendar:

15-05-14 Prologue
22-05-14 1. Between Damocles and Hydra
29-05-14 2. Overcompensation and Overreaction Everywhere
05-06-14 3. The Cat and the Washing Machine
12-06-14 4. What Kills me Makes Others Stronger
19-06-14 5. The Souk and the Office Building
26-06-14 6. Tell Them I Love (Some) Randomness
03-07-14 7. Naive Intervention
10-07-14 8. Prediction as a Child of Modernity
17-07-14 9. Fat Tony and the Fragilistas
24-07-14 10. Seneca’s Upside and Downside
31-07-14 11. Never Marry the Rock Star
07-08-14 12. Thales’ Sweet Grapes
14-08-14 13. Lecturing Birds on How to Fly
21-08-14 14. When Two Things Are Not the “Same Thing”
28-08-14 15. History Written by the Losers
04-09-14 16. A Lesson in Disorder
11-09-14 17. Fat Tony Debates Socrates
18-09-14 18. On the Difference Between a Large Stone and a Thousand Pebbles
25-09-14 19. The Philosopher’s Stone and Its Inverse
02-10-14 20. Time and Fragility
09-10-14 21. Medicine, Convexity, and Opacity
16-10-14 22. To Live Long, but Not Too Long
23-10-14 23. Skin in the Game: Antifragility and Optionality
30-10-14 24. Fitting Ethics to a Profession
06-11-14 25. Conclusion / Epilogue

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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

Jared Diamond

Penguin books, 2013

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Proposed calendar:

2015/05/14 PROLOGUE. At the Airport
2015/05/21 1. Friends, Enemies, Strangers, and Traders
2015/05/28 2. Compensation for the Death of a Child
2015/06/04 3. A Short Chapter, About a Tiny War
2015/06/11 4. A longer Chapter, About Many Wars
2015/06/18 5. Bringing Up Children
2015/06/25 6. The Treatment of Old People: Cherish, Abandon, or Kill?
2015/07/02 7. Constructive Paranoia (READING OF THE BOOK ENDS HERE)
2015/07/09 8. Lions and Other Dangers
2015/07/16 9. What Electric Eels Tell Us About the Evolution of Religion
2015/07/23 10. Speaking in Many Tongues
2015/07/30 11. Salt, Sugar, Fat, and Sloth
2015/08/06 EPILOGUE: At Another Airport

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Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

John Gray.

Granta Books 2003

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Proposed calendar:

16/07/2015 1. The Human
23/07/2015 2. The Deception
30/07/2015 3. The Vices Of Morality
06/08/2015 4. The Unsaved
13/08/2015 5. Non-Progress
20/08/2015 6. As It Is

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