Ergodicity: Definition, Examples, And Implications, As Simple As Possible
Some reviews of Luca’s previous books
“This book is like a magnificent suspension bridge, linking the science of the human brain to the practical craft of applying it in everyday life. I loved it.” – Rory Sutherland, Ogilvy’s Vice Chairman
“So insightful with common sense applications of Complexity and the ability to communicate clearly!!” – Bob Klapetzky.
“A SUPERB book […] by one of the profound thinkers in our field [behavioral economics].” – Michal G. Bartlett
What’s ergodicity, and why it matters?
“The Most Important Property to Understand in Probability, in Life, in Anything.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb on ergodicity.
“I think the most under-rated idea is ergodicity.” – David Perell, author.
Is ergodicity the most important concept in decision-making and behavioral sciences? (Yes.)
Is it relevant for you in your daily life? (Yes.)
Is it possible to explain it so simply that a grandma or a high-schooler can understand it? (Yes.)
Even if they know nothing about maths? (Yes.)
That’s because ergodicity is an important idea with so many practical applications. Sadly, most books describe it in a very technical way, making it inaccessible to most people.
In this short book, 6-times author Luca Dellanna describes ergodicity as simply as possible. You will read stories about how not knowing about it destroyed his cousin’s career as a skier, or how misunderstanding it caused additional deaths during the pandemic. You will learn how to spot situations in which ergodicity matters and the three strategies to react appropriately.
This book is shorter than other books by the same author (about 80 pages of content, hence the reduced price).
This page sells the eBook / Kindle version. Around mid-November, the paperback version will become available on Amazon and in selected stores (e.g., most Barnes & Noble).
There will be no discount after launch, and the paperback version will be more expensive than the digital one.
Who is this book for?
This book is for readers interested in growing themselves, their career, or their business, and who want to learn about ergodicity and its practical applications without having to understand its mathematical foundation. No mathematical knowledge is required, only a high-school level understanding of English.
Readers who want to master the theory and mathematical foundation of ergodicity are better off reading a more formal manuscript. This book is not a substitute for it, but a complement.
About the author
Luca Dellanna is the author of 6 books. He is a researcher in complexity science and emergent behaviors, and an operational excellence consultant. He spoke at Nudgestock and regularly teaches risk management in masters.
What you will get
By purchasing this book, you will receive all of the following:
- PDF version
- .ePub version (compatible with Apple Books & other eBook readers)
- .mobi version (Kindle)
This is a pre-order
I am currently finishing the manuscript. It will go on sale to the larger public on the 8th of November 2020. By placing a pre-order, you will receive the book before everyone else, one week before public availability.
You can trust me. Most of my other books have been released with a pre-order on this website. They all have a 5-star average rating – you can check yourself on gumroad.com/dellannaluca.
On the 1st of November, you will receive an email with a PDF version of the book, a Kindle file (.mobi), and a file for most other eBook readers (.ePub).
Moreover, you will get added to my mailing list, where I frequently publish essays that do not make it into books.
The Roam version
I will also publish a version of this book as a private Roam Research database.
Roam is a website that shows content in an interconnected way, a bit like Wikipedia. Reading the book this way will allow you to go back and forth content at your pace and following your interests.
Important: reading the Roam version requires a pre-existing Roam subscription, which is not included in this bundle.
If you purchase the Roam version, you will receive the eBook in 3 formats (PDF, Kindle, and ePub) on the 1st of November 2020 and the Roam version (both an editable .json export of the book and a shared uneditable private graph) on the 15th of November 2020.
Readers purchasing the Ebook + Patreon’s support package will get their name in the ebook acknowledgements as a supporter (and the many thanks of the author).
If your name is not clear from your Gumroad account, I will send you an email to ask you for it.
Some more reviews of Luca’s books
“Luca’s book was so helpful to my work. Opened my eyes up to some more reasons why change is so hard.” – Chris Murman
“A thoughtfully written book in very straightforward language.” – A.L. Peevey
You can find more reviews on the pages of my other books, such as this one.
Ergodicity: Definition, Examples, And Implications, As Simple As PossibleErgodicity: Definition, Examples, And Implications, As Simple As Possible