So, I was reading the book Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke and it reminded me of the book Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz.
Thinking in Bets is basically about how to make intelligent decisions and Everybody Lies is about using Google search data to learn more about human behavior, especially the thoughts and like that we won’t openly admit.
Since I’ve read Everybody Lies, in the back of my mind, I’ve been curious about how to use the information for one’s own benefit. To be honest, mostly for financial gains. I think one of the more obvious potential uses is to see how Google’s search data could be used to predict changes in the stock market or crypto market or other financial markets.
If Thinking in Bets is about how to make the best decision based on available data, then Everybody Lies is about how to get better data. In what ways can we combine the lessons from both books and live
richer fuller lives?