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Success and luck : good fortune and the myth of meritocracy

Author: Robert H Frank
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A New York Times economics columnist explores the findings in recent years by scientists who have discovered that chance plays a much larger role in important life situations than most people imagine, showing how a more accurate understanding of this discovery could lead to better, richer and fairer economies and societies, "--NoveList.
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Frank, Robert H.
Success and luck.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2016
1 online resource (xx, 187 pages)
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Frank
ISBN: 9780691167404 0691167400
OCLC Number: 927619314
Awards: Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2016
Long-listed for Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2016
Description: xx, 187 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Write what you know --
Why seemingly trivial random events matter --
How winner-take-all markets magnify luck's role --
Why the biggest winners are almost always lucky --
Why false beliefs about luck and talent persist --
The burden of false beliefs --
We're in luck : a golden opportunity --
Being grateful --
Appendix 1: Detailed simulation results for Chapter 4 --
Appendix 2: Frequently asked questions about the progressive consumption tax.
Responsibility: Robert H. Frank.

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"A New York Times economics columnist explores the findings in recent years by scientists who have discovered that chance plays a much larger role in important life situations than most people imagine, showing how a more accurate understanding of this discovery could lead to better, richer and fairer economies and societies, "--NoveList.

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