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Old 03-18-2015, 04:34 PM
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Currently reading Silence by Shusaku Endo. An excellent read thus far.
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I'd be in.
You know, I have not been following this thread. Apologies.

Maine-iac, maybe a new thread for AO book clubs would be appropriate. I'm sure one of the mods can make it a sticky for you.
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Well, that was over six months ago. I've been sucked into several book challenges in the interim.
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To discuss the book Data Science from Scratch.

http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...51#post8340951

For those who would like to work through and discuss the book.

As mentioned in other threads, this is like "data science for dummies"
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I am currently about 75% through a book titled Dissent and the Supreme Court: It's role in the court's history and the nation's constitutional dialogue.

I would highly recommend this book for several reasons. The first is the exceptional history lesson about how different emerged over time. It clearly demonstrates things did not take place as quickly and easily as it may appear. Many things taken as normal today are the exact opposite of what they were originally decided by the court. The emergence of a strong, well written dissenting opinion (many cases 8-1 or 7-2) laid a foundation for a future generation to re-tackle the issue.

From a leadership standpoint, we all have disagreements over issues. This book shows how the most notable dissenting justices tempered their disagreements sometimes to ensure their voice was heard loudest when it was needed the most. At the same time, the inflexibility, confidence in current position or fear of judgment for dissenting caused several very smart men to be on the wrong side of history.

The names of most of the dissenters are not well known despite the enormous impact on history and our current interpretations of rights. The primary reason is that the dissenters are rarely the Chief Justices who are more well known.

While being older, I maintain that Team of Rivals is still the best overall book on leadership I have ever read and the most impactful on my career.
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Thread to discuss Brandon Sanderson books - most likely a decent amount of Cosmere discussion, but will probably talk about other works of his as well.

Warning: I'm probably only going to spoiler things about books that have come out in the past few months (Bands of Mourning, Secret History), so if you haven't read most of his works, I might steer clear or maybe post without reading some things.

Thread for BS discussions
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Not a book club, but this thread is for recommended books in Data Science and related topics, such as math, statistics and programming.

http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...d.php?t=307299

ETA another thread along the same lines:

http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...d.php?t=296025
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