Once upon a lifetime ago, I took Part III of the Maths Tripos. In fact, rather alarmingly, I started exactly fifty years ago this term. And it was tough. You had to aim to do over the year (the equivalent … Continue reading →
On a recent Sunday Puzzle on NPR, Will Shortz gave a letter and a word, and the contestant was to guess the name of a popular TV show using an anagram of the letters (“Coming to TV This Fall: Anagrams,” Oct 12, 2014). For instance, M + NAMED gave the answer MAD MEN. This struck me as an interesting […]
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Not sure if you saw this recent New York Times article on the new data-driven political ad machines. Consider for example, the 2013 Virginia Governor campaign won by Terry McAuliffe: …the McAuliffe campaign invested heavily in both the data and the creative sides to ensure it could target key voters with specialized messages. Over the […]
The famous mathematician turned speculator describes the importance of the Kelly Criteria for sizing bets in games of chance where you have an edge (i.e. a positive expectation of winning). The Kelly Criteria is widely used in the stock market … Continue reading →