Book ‘Don’t Trust Your Gut’ by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

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Using Data to Get What You Really Want in Life
"Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is more than a data scientist. He is a prophet for how to use the data revolution to reimagine your life. Don’t Trust Your Gut is a tour de force — an intoxicating blend of analysis, humor, and humanity.” — Daniel H. Pink. Big decisions are hard. We consult friends and family, make sense of confusing “expert” advice online, maybe we read a self-help book to guide us. In the end, we usually just do what feels right, pursuing high stakes self-improvement — such as who we marry, how to date, where to live, what makes us happy — based solely on what our gut instinct tells us. But what if our gut is wrong? Biased, unpredictable, and misinformed, our gut, it turns out, is not all that reliable...
Publisher: Dey Street Books (May 10, 2022)  Pages: 320 pages  ISBN-10: 0062880918  ISBN-13: 978-0062880918  ASIN:‎ B09MFT68CR

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About the author: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times, a lecturer at The Wharton School, and a former Google data scientist. He received a BA from Stanford and a PhD from Harvard. His research has appeared in the Journal of Public Economics and other prestigious publications. He lives in New York City.

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