Taimur Teaches Maths - The Flaw of Averages

In this episode, Taimur gives us a maths lesson. We learn about why it's bad to rely on 'averages' when making plans, and about how we can make better decisions by accounting for uncertainty. Sorry for the poor audio quality — Taimur had some technical difficulties this week.

Links:
  1. The Flaw of Averages — the book that sparked this discussion, from which we've adapted many of the examples we mentioned.
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