Francis GaltonI have been looking through the book The Art of Travel by Francis Galton for all its ingenious ways of prospering and surviving in African travel with a view to the pure enjoyment of a genius at work, (about the greatest in history), as well as all the things that can help us understand where we stand today in the markets; for example, how to cache a treasure in a tree, how to sleep with a gun by your privates, how silver may be used to start life afresh, of course the herd like tendency of oxen and humans, and the difficulty of finding a leader, et. al.

Dylan Distasio shares:

For those interested in checking it out as an ebook, it is available from Project Gutenberg and also as a free download from Amazon for those with a Kindle.





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  1. david higgs on April 20, 2010 2:30 pm

    As I recall, in the book somewhere, he mentions women, don't leave home without them, as they are a great life to the party, and can endure a journey as well as a man and better than a horse or bullock… and something about keeping one warm at night… I'll pitch a tent to that! ;)

  2. korareddy on April 22, 2010 1:55 pm

    wannabe from India rambles
    1)http://galton.org/ … has quite a few of the works which the chair admires (as suggested by the Chair?/MDP’s eldest’s name)

    2) now that Chair’s youngest b’day is coming ( which has a pattern of day equals the month , one wonders any favorable non-random moves on those past moves where day equals= month ( numerically)

  3. korareddy on April 22, 2010 2:06 pm

    wannabe from india corrects ..
    3) mia culpa ( Aubrey was announced to the outside world on 5/5 but born on 3rd May ( 3/5) ..)

  4. AAKKOZZLL on March 7, 2011 4:41 pm

    When it comes to Francis Galton I too am big fan. I commissioned a statuette of the Roman Goddess Fortuna holding a Galton Board/Quincunx which now sits on my desk. If you would like to have a picture I would be happy to send it to you. Galt may like it and think more highly of her name?


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