The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail but Some Don't Characters

Nate Silver
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Nate Silver

Nate Silver is the author of "The Signal and the Noise" and is also part of the story. Although he does not provide a full biography of his life, there are autobiographical aspects woven throughout the book. After Nate Silver graduated from college, he took a position with KPMG as an economic consultant. He was so bored at his job and had so much free time on his hands that he created the PECOTA system which was a statistical model that measured the skills and abilities of baseball pitchers. In the mean time, Silver became a great success with on-line poker. He quit his job and made a lucrative income playing poker but government regulations changed the world of on-line poker, and he was forced to look for something else to do with his life.

Silver's PECOTA system caught the attention of a scouting organization named Baseball...

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