“We can never make perfectly objective projections. They will always be tainted by our subjective point of view.” (from ‘The signal and the noise’) & Nate Silver, American statistician and writer who analyzes baseball and elections
Unleashing the Market’s ‘Animal Spirits’
What if you could predict the future, but no one would believe you? According to Homer’s Iliad, that was
exactly the plight of Cassandra of Troy, whose astonishing beauty is described as ‘golden as the goddess Aphrodite’.
The moment Apollo, the son of Zeus, saw her, he was smitten by her beauty and knew that he had to win her love. To do this, he offered her the extraordinary gift of prophecy if she would agree to love him in return. Cassandra accepted the god’s gift, but then refused him her favors.