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The house advantage : playing the odds to win big in business

Author: Jeffrey Ma
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"As part of the notorious MIT Team depicted in Ben Mezrich's now classic Bringing Down the House, Jeff Ma used math and statistics to master the game of blackjack and reap handsome rewards at casinos. Years later, Ma has inspired not only a bestselling novel and hit movie, but has also started three different companies--the latest of which, Citizen Sports, is an innovative marriage of sports, betting, and digital  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Ma
ISBN: 9780230622722 0230622720
OCLC Number: 475447036
Description: xvii, 243 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The religion of statistics --
Why the past matters --
Think like a scientist --
The importance of asking questions --
The impractical search for perfection --
Using numbers to tell a story --
Never fear --
Making the right decision --
When I won, we all won --
Why people hate math and what to do with them --
The brain cells in your stomach --
Appendix : basic strategy chart.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Ma ; foreword by Ben Mezrich.
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From the genius card counter who inspired the hit film 21 and the worldwide bestseller, Bringing down the House, this intriguing book reveals the mathematical secrets behind Jeff Ma's success and how  Read more...

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