Greetings, Subway Domer literati. Steve in Iowa is back after an extended sabbatical to fill your long and dreary off-season with football knowledge. Yes I am finally coming out of my post-January depression, thanks for asking. To get back into the swing of things, I fired up the Kindle and cranked out the syllabus below. Every other Thursday this summer, I’ll post a book review at SubwayDomer.com. (C’mon, people, SubwayDomer is not all Wu-Tang Clan all the time.) That evening I’ll also hang around with Blog Davie on the comments page for discussion and chat. Steve in Iowa’s Summer Book Club should offer something that appeals to any Notre Dame football fan: biographies of colorful Notre Dame personalities, analysis of X’s and O’s, social commentary, and some Michigan schadenfreude. Most titles are available for download. So check out these great books and "I'll see you next time."
June 6: The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing by Michael J. Maubboussin. Maubboussin explores that perennial question what part of success is luck and what part is skill? As humans we are hard-wired to look for simple, comforting narratives to explain events, and almost nowhere is this more obvious than in the world of sports. Since most of us don’t naturally think in terms of say, Bayesian statistics, Mauboussin offers a helpful primer.no comments