Statistics Programs in the united states

History of Statistics

Nassim Taleb

  1. Fooled by Randomness Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas Taleb–veteran trader, renowned risk expert, polymathic scholar, erudite raconteur, and New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan–has written a modern classic that turns on its head what we believe about luck and skill.
  2. The Black Swan A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay, On Robustness and Fragility, which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.

Peter L. Bernstein

  1. Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk  Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism

Darrell Huff

  1. How to Lie with Statistics

David Salsburg     

  1. The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century

Charles Wheelan                              

  1. Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Stephen M. Stigler     

  1. The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom