Fortune Sellers The Big Business of Buying and Selling Predictions

ISBN-10: 0471358444
ISBN-13: 9780471358442
Edition: 1998
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Description: This book takes us through industries that resort to prediction for their trade, and analyses the ultimate value of the information and the best ways to use it.

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/20/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880

This book takes us through industries that resort to prediction for their trade, and analyses the ultimate value of the information and the best ways to use it.

The Second Oldest Profession
The Reign of Error
Future Imperfect
Voodoo Economics
Eve of Destruction
The Last of the Tooth Fairies
When Chaos Rains
A Brief History of Weather Forecasting
The Butterfly Effect
The National Weather Service and the Problems of Prediction
"Tonight's Weather Is Dark, Followed by Widely Scattered Light in the Morning"
The Storm Chasers
The Long View
Gray Skies
The Art of Almanacmanship
Hold Those Snowblowers--and Flip a Coin
The Dismal Scientists
Economists: Who Are They and What Do They Do?
Misleading Indicators
From Chaos to Complexity
The Economy as a Complex Nonlinear Adaptive System
ECON 101
It's the Data, Stupid!
Self-Inflicted Wounds
The Market Gurus
The Pagans of Wall Street
Random Harvest
What Does the Market Really Know?
Fifteen Minutes of Fame
Financial Junk Mail
At No Time Has Market Timing Worked
The Stock Pickers
The All Americans
The Old Financier's Almanac
Irrational Expectations
Mining Chaos
"A Touchstone for the Intelligent and a Tombstone for the Audacious"
Checking the "Unchecked Population"
The Real Dismal Scientists
Humans as Predators and Prey
Population Momentum and Predictability
A Lot of Accuracy, But Not Much Skill
The Calculus of Death
The Wild Card of the Unborn
The Burgeoning Late Arrivals
Standing Room Only
Will There Be Feast or Famine?
Are We Running Out of Gas?
Hazardously Wasted?
The High Price of Success
Science Fact and Fiction
High-Tech Anxiety
The Dark Art of Technology Forecasting
Promises, Promises
Out of the Blue
The Hidden Path of Technological Darwinism
Proceed with Extreme Caution
The Futurists
The Infirm Foundations of Social Science
The Newtonian Socialists
From Utopia to Techno-Totalitarianism
Futurology
The Trend Spotters
An Excuse to Do the Inexcusable
Corporate Chaos
The Management Science Myth
Back to the Future
The Illusion of Control
The Future Does Not Exist
Thriving in the Future
The Murky World of Leadership
The Certainty of Living in an
Uncertain World
Thinking Critically
Que Sera, Sera?
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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