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

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ISBN-10: 0812975219

ISBN-13: 9780812975215

Edition: 2nd 2005

Authors: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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"[Taleb is] Wall Street's principal dissident. . . . [Fooled By Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther's ninety-nine theses were to the Catholic Church." -Malcolm Gladwell, "The New Yorker Finally in paperback, the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about the markets and the world.This book is about luck: more precisely how we perceive luck in our personal and professional experiences. 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.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Nassim Nicholas Taleb was born in 1960 in Amioun, Lebanon. He is a researcher, essayist, trader, epistemologist, and former practitioner of mathematical finance. Taleb received his bachelors and masters degree in science from the University of Paris. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Paris- Dauphine. Taleb began his financial mathematics career in several of New York City's Wall Street firms before becoming a scholar in the epistemology of chance events, randomness, and the unknown. Taleb's book, Fooled by Randomness, was translated into 23 languages. His book, The Black Swan, was translated into 27 languages and spent several months on the New York Times Bestseller list. Taleb is a Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York University and visiting professor of Marketing (Cognitive Science) at London Business School. Taleb has also taught at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Courant Institute of New York University, and the Wharton Business School Financial Institutions Center. His title Bed of Procrustes made the N.Y. Times Bestseller List for 2010 and his title Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder made The 2012 New York Times Bestseller List.

Solon's warning
If you're so rich, why aren't you so smart?
A bizarre accounting method
A mathematical meditation on history
Randomness, nonsense, and the scientific intellectual
Survival of the least fit - can evolution be fooled by randomness?
Skewness and asymmetry
The problem of induction
Monkeys on typewriters
Too many millionaires next door
It is easier to buy and sell than fry an egg
Loser takes all - on the nonlinearities of life
Randomness and our mind : we are probability blind
Wax in my ears
Gamblers' ticks and pigeons in a box
Carneades comes to Rome : on probability and skepticism
Bacchus abandons antony
Epilogue : Solon told you so
Postscript : three afterthoughts in the shower