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Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2008] ©2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second edition, [New hardcover edition]View all editions and formats
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Contends that randomness and probability have a large impact on life, claims that people regularly fail to recognize that role, and tells how to differentiate between randomness in general and the financial markets in particular.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
ISBN: 9781400067930 1400067936
OCLC Number: 212855242
Notes: "Updated by the author."
Originally published: New York : Thomson/Texere, 2004.
Description: xlviii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: If you're so rich, why aren't you so smart? --
A bizarre accounting method --
A mathematical mediation on history --
Randomness, nonsense, and the scientific intellectual --
Survival of the least fit : can evolution be fooled by randomness? --
Skewness and asymmetry --
The problem of induction --
Too many millionaires next door --
It is easier to buy and sell than fry an egg --
Loser takes all : on the nonlinearities of life --
Randomness and our mind : we are probability blind --
Gamblers' ticks and pigeons in a box --
Carneades comes to Rome : on probability and skepticism --
Bacchus abandons Antony --
Solon told you so --
Three afterthoughts in the shower.
Responsibility: Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

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Contends that randomness and probability have a large impact on life, claims that people regularly fail to recognize that role, and tells how to differentiate between randomness in general and the financial markets in particular.

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Can Markets be fun? Yes and No....

by frizzick (WorldCat user published 2008-12-12) Very Good Permalink

Before publishing "The Black Swan" (which I have yet to read) Nassim Nicholas Taleb wrote this excellent introduction to the workings of his brilliant mind. In "Fooled by Randomness" Taleb introduces us to, among other characters, two Wall Street Traders who have differing styles and take very different...
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