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The arithmetic of life

Author: George Shaffner
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays that explain how arithmetic can be applied to everyday life.
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Shaffner
ISBN: 0345426312 9780345426314
OCLC Number: 41039872
Description: xv, 208 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The probability that you would be you --
You can('t) be anything you want --
The value of education --
The sum of all decisions --
The value of being stupid --
The gift of fallibility --
The case for smoking --
The odds of getting caught --
Why you must produce --
Focus on priorities --
Rules of thumb --
Equalized opportunity --
Prima Donna effect --
Teamwork --
Why there are meetings --
Common cause --
Consensus at work --
MB(U)O --
The mystery of middle management --
Figures don't lie --
The Duke of Pork --
The national debt --
Personal debt --
Inflation's secret --
Investing young --
Gambling --
Streaks and the law of averages --
Coincidence --
The PPLO --
The tailgater's advantage --
Death by misadventure --
Life expectancy --
The preservation of prejudice --
A trick of perspective --
The importance of small infinities --
Life after death --
Are we alone? --
A message from Rapa Nui.
Responsibility: George Shaffner.
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