How anyone can become a data ninja

From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed with seemingly infinite lines of data knows, numbers aren’t enough: we need to know how to make those numbers talk. In The Model Thinker, social scientist Scott E. Page shows us the mathematical, statistical, and computational models–from linear regression to random walks and far beyond–that can turn anyone into a genius. At the core of the book is Page’s “many-model paradigm,” which shows the reader how to apply multiple models to organize the data, leading to wiser choices, more accurate predictions, and more robust designs. The Model Thinker provides a toolkit for business people, students, scientists, pollsters, and bloggers to make them better, clearer thinkers, able to leverage data and information to their advantage.

The Model Thinker: What You Need To Know To Make Data Work For You (2018 Basic Books)  Scott E. Page

The Model Thinker explains why we model, advocates an interdisciplinary approach to modeling and contains accessible descriptions of more than two dozen models.   Prior to its release, The Model Thinker has been an Amazon top 10 new release in data science, stochastic modeling, engineering transportation, financial engineering, game theory and both areas of statistics: baseball statistics and biostatistics. It is currently the #1 new release in Business Planning and Forecasting.  The book officially goes on sale on Amazon on Nov. 27th.