Here’s a collection of things I use in my never-ending pursuit to understand how this world works.
Life (in general)
The following two books may transform your thinking. You may never look at life in the same way again. You have been warned.
- Book - “Thinking, Fast and Slow” - a book about cognitive biases, written by winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, Daniel Kahneman. One of the best books that I have read.
- Book - “Fooled by Randomness” - a book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb about the huge (and often invisible) role that randomness plays in our lives
Learning (in general)
- Anki - flashcards program based on the concept of spaced repetition. Indispensible in the study of maths and languages.
- Farnam Street - learn to make better decisions.
- Tim Ferriss' meta-learning - a good summary of a method to break down a big learning task.
- R-Bloggers - an amazing R blog aggregator. Subscribe to the email list to keep up to date with the latest news and learn how to do some cool stuff using R.
Data science and machine learning
- Kaggle - data science and machine learning competition website. Check out the “kernels” section to learn from fellow data practitioners.
- The Elements of Statistical Learning - A very important book in the field. Contains lots of theory and exercises using R. Book is available for free in PDF format.
- Quantocracy - quantitative analysis and trading article aggregator. Lots of maths, R and Python.
- Sam Harris' guided meditations - what got me into meditation in 2013. Start with the 9 min one.