Just finished The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, by Leonard Mlodinow. This book really opened my mind to the idea that personal success is more a result of statistics than initiative. I’m not totally sure what to actually *do* with that information, other than to continue my own drunkard’s stumble through life and hope for the best. Now I’m assured that both good and bad things will happen to me, they are beyond my control, and there’s little more to do than surf the Brownian motion waves. Zen by way of math.