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Fooled by Randomness: Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

Fooled by Randomness: Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets - 05 edition

Fooled by Randomness: Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9780812975215

ISBN10: 0812975219

Fooled by Randomness: Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb - ISBN 9780812975215
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
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Fooled by Randomness: Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb - ISBN 9780812975215

ISBN13: 9780812975215

ISBN10: 0812975219

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05

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Summary

Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill--the world of business--Fooled By Randomness is an irreverent, iconoclastic, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining exploration of one of the least understood forces in all of our lives.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Pt. I. Solon's warning

1. If you're so rich, why aren't you so smart?
2. A bizarre accounting method
3. A mathematical meditation on history
4. Randomness, nonsense, and the scientific intellectual
5. Survival of the least fit - can evolution be fooled by randomness?
6. Skewness and asymmetry
7. The problem of induction

Pt. II. Monkeys on typewriters

8. Too many millionaires next door
9. It is easier to buy and sell than fry an egg
10. Loser takes all - on the nonlinearities of life
11. Randomness and our mind : we are probability blind

Pt. III. Wax in my ears

12. Gamblers' ticks and pigeons in a box
13. Carneades comes to Rome : on probability and skepticism
14. Bacchus abandons antony
Epilogue : Solon told you so
Postscript : three afterthoughts in the shower