Nate Silver @ SVA

A few notes from his lecture. Mostly paraphrased, in no particular order.

The main journalistic bias is for story; to create drama.

If it’s predictable, it’s probably not news.

It always helps your decision making if you’re upfront and acknowledge your biases.

The people who need consulting don’t know enough to know they need it.

I think the favourite thing he said was I don’t know what will surprise me”.

December 3, 2014