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Man for All Markets From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market

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ISBN-10: 0812979907

ISBN-13: 9780812979909

Edition: N/A

Authors: Edward O. Thorp, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

List price: $27.99
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The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street. A child of the Great Depression, legendary mathematician Edward O. Thorp invented card counting, proving the seemingly impossible: that you could beat the dealer at the blackjack table. As a result he launched a gambling renaissance. His remarkable success--and mathematically unassailable method--caused such an uproar that casinos altered the rules of the game to thwart him and the legions he inspired. They barred him from their premises, even put his life in jeopardy. Nonetheless,…    
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/17/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.46" wide x 8.24" long x 0.88" tall
Weight: 0.748
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…