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Warren Buffet, Success, Correlation and Causation

Warren Buffet once stated:  “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.” I agree with with Buffet’s statement.  However, many self-help blogs have interpreted this as a causal statement. Gregg McKeown of Entrepreneur magazine comments on the Buffet quotation as follows: As I wrote in […]

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Reichenbach’s Common Cause Principle

How can you tell whether one event causes another?  For instance, assume that you observe that when one event happens, another event is more likely to happen.  For instance, when it rains the ground gets wet.  Generally, rain will cause the ground to get wet.  Use of umbrellas is also highly correlated with the ground […]

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