Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets
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Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets

By Taleb, Nassim Nicholas, 1960- author.

Published [2008]. by Random House, New York

ISBN 9781400067930

Bib Id 1292498

Edition 2nd ed., [New hardcover ed.]

Description xlviii, 316 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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ISBN
9781400067930 (hbk.) : $27.00
1400067936
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332.6 T
Title
Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets
Edition
2nd ed., [New hardcover ed.]
Publication Information
by Random House, New York :
Description
xlviii, 316 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note
"Updated by the author."
Originally published: New York : Thomson/Texere, 2004.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-306) and index.
Contents
If you're so rich, why aren't you so smart? -- A bizarre accounting method -- A mathematical mediation 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 -- 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 -- Gamblers' ticks and pigeons in a box -- Carneades comes to Rome : on probability and skepticism -- Bacchus abandons Antony -- Solon told you so -- Three afterthoughts in the shower.
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