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Bloomsbury presents Don't Trust Your Gut by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, read by Timothy Andrés Pabon.

When it comes to making big decisions, we might consult friends and family, read advice online or turn to self-help books for guidance. In the end, though, we usually just do what feels right. But what if our gut is wrong?

As economist and former Google data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz argues, our gut is actually not that reliable—and data can prove this. In Don’t Trust Your Gut, he unearths the startling conclusions that the right data can teach us about who we are and what will make our lives better. Over the past decade, scholars have mined enormous datasets to find remarkable new approaches to life’s biggest self-help puzzles, from the boring careers that produce the most wealth, to old-school, data-backed relationship advice. While we often think we know how to better ourselves, the numbers, it turns out, disagree.

Telling fascinating stories through the latest big data research, Stephens-Davidowitz reveals just how wrong we really are when it comes to improving our lives, and offers a new way of tackling our most consequential choices.

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©2022 Seth Stephens-Davidowitz (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-06-22

Fun but not much more.

Enjoyable listen. Lots of the information contained isn't that new, though is interesting. Would have liked it to be a little longer as it felt like there was room for more ideas to be explored.

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  • hayden conmee
  • 02-08-22

fantastic insights from big data

really enjoyed the insights from big data, easy to follow too. looking forward to more analysis in the future!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-07-22

Fun stat nerd insights

Enjoyable and nerdy self help stats, with hammy humour. Several interesting insights, that should be taken with a grain of salt. A fun dive into activity happiness scores, relationship satisfaction, work tasks and more but certainly doesn't grapple with the complexity of the overarching topics.

If you're a stats nerd, looking for motivation to get out more - this is for you!