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Do the math! : on growth, greed, and strategic thinking

Author: John K White
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, Inc., ©2013.
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"Do the Math: On Growth, Greed, and Strategic Thinking is a fresh look at the numbers of daily living, particularly in light of current economic troubles, where modern economic practices, mathematical concepts, and everyday moral dilemmas are discussed. The book is original because it tackles numbers directly to take aim at various unsubstantiated claims and popular misconceptions. The book is made up of a number of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John K White
ISBN: 9781412999595 1412999596
OCLC Number: 706020678
Description: xix, 371 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The doubling game: from Thomas Malthus to Bernie Madoff --
She told two friends, and they told two friends, and they told two friends ... --
The mathematics of change: a new world model --
Fairness and uncertainty: who watches the watchers? --
Statistics made simple: the science of weighting --
A case for correlation: sampling and inference, from Shakespeare to death row to sports competitiveness --
Counting and computers: from Boole to Google and back --
Who to believe? Numbers and the art of deception --
Two kinds of people: those who divide and those who don't --
How to get along: be nice, clear your ice --
Cooperation: the art and science of agreement --
The roots of economic disaster: making money from money.
Responsibility: John K. White.

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