I got the feeling I was reading a mathematician's blog post all "organized" into a book. However, to me, this book was all over the place. I didn't get a sense of organizing much.
It would shift over to statistics and probabilities with little warning. There is a portion about organizing and such, but you have to go through a whole bunch of words to get to the end.
The author is smart. However, that's possibly the largest takeaway.
Sorry, too much distraction for me to take in the general point of this book.
I just don't think the title WAS the point.
I bet ya' this video will be way more compelling than the book. Don't take my word for it. Try the book as well as the author's lecture.
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