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

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: New York, N.Y. ; London : Texere, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This is a book about luck. More specifically, it is a book about how we perceive luck, twist it around and regard it as intention or purpose. It may have its roots firmly in the financial arena, but  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
ISBN: 1587990717 9781587990717
OCLC Number: 797454590
Description: XIX, 203 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Solon's Warning - Skewness, Asymmetry, Induction One: If You're So Rich Why Aren't You So Smart? Two: A Bizarre Accounting Method Three: A Mathematical Meditation on History Four: Randomness, Nonsense, and the Scientific Intellectual Five: Survival of the Least Fit - Can Evolution Be Fooled by Randomness? Six: Skewness and Asymmetry Seven: The Problem of Induction Part II Eight: Too Many Millionaires Next Door Nine: It Is Easier to Buy and Sell Than Fry and Egg Ten: Loser Takes All - On the Nonlinearities of Life Eleven: Randomness and Our Brain: We Are Probability Blind Part III Twelve: Gamblers' Ticks and Pigeons in a Box Thirteen: Carneades Comes to Rome: On Probability and Skepticism Fourteen: Bacchus Abandons Antony Epilogue: Solon Told You So
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Publisher Synopsis, September 28, 2001 The book struck a distinct chord as the author seemed to have various wonderful and illuminating insights with which I could readily identify. Robert J. Read more...

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