Video: Ian Ayers Author Of Super Crunchers

Speaker Background (Via SuperCrunchers Website On Randomhouse)

Ian Ayers -Ian Ayres is an econometrician and lawyer. He is the William K. Townsend Professor at Yale Law School and a Professor at Yale’s School of Management, as well as the author of 8 previous books. He is a regular commentator on public radio’s “Marketplace” report and a columnist for Forbes magazine; his op-ed pieces have appeared in The New York Times. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and currently the editor of the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization.

Background on Book Super Crunchers (Via SuperCrunchers Website On Randomhouse)

An international sensation—and still the talk of the relevant blogosphere—this Wall Street Journal and New York Times business bestseller examines the “power” in numbers. Today more than ever, number crunching affects your life in ways you might not even imagine. Intuition and experience are no longer enough to make the grade. In order to succeed—even survive—in our data-based world, you need to become statistically literate.

Cutting-edge organizations are already crunching increasingly larger databases to find the unseen connections among seemingly unconnected things to predict human behavior with staggeringly accurate results. From Internet sites like Google and Amazon that use filters to keep track of your tastes and your purchasing history, to insurance companies and government agencies that every day make decisions affecting your life, the brave new world of the super crunchers is happening right now. No one who wants to stay ahead of the curve should make another keystroke without reading Ian Ayres’s engrossing and enlightening book.

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23. January 2009 by Miguel Barbosa
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