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Fooled by Randomness

Nassim Nicholas Taleb


PUBLISHED: 3rd May 2007
ISBN: 9780141031484
ANNOTATION:
Everyone wants to succeed in life. But what causes some of us to be more successful than others? Is it really down to skill and strategy - or something altogether more unpredictable? This book intends to change the way you think about business and the world.
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PUBLISHED: 3rd May 2007
ISBN: 9780141031484
ANNOTATION:
Everyone wants to succeed in life. But what causes some of us to be more successful than others? Is it really down to skill and strategy - or something altogether more unpredictable? This book intends to change the way you think about business and the world.

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Everyone wants to succeed in life. But what causes some of us to be more successful than others? Is it really down to skill and strategy - or something altogether more unpredictable? This book intends to change the way you think about business and the world.

Publisher Description

Everyone wants to succeed in life. But what causes some of us to be more successful than others? Is it really down to skill and strategy - or something altogether more unpredictable? This book is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. It is all about luck- more precisely, how we perceive luck in our personal and professional experiences. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the markets - we hear an entrepreneur has 'vision' or a trader is 'talented', but all too often their performance is down to chance rather than skill. It is only because we fail to understand probability that we continue to believe events are non-random, finding reasons where none exist. This irreverent bestseller has shattered the illusions of people around the world by teaching them how to recognize randomness. Now it can do the same for you.

Author Biography

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a radical no-nonsense philosopher for our times. He has spent his life immersing himself in problems of luck, uncertainty, probability, and knowledge, and he has led three high-profile careers around his ideas, as a man of letters, as a businessman-trader, and as a university professor and researcher. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University's School of Engineering. He is the author of the 4-volume INCERTO (Antifragile, The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, and The Bed of Procrustes). Taleb refuses all awards and honours as they debase knowledge by turning it into competitive sports.

Product Details

Author
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Pages
368
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2007
ISBN-10
0141031484
ISBN-13
9780141031484
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2007-05-03
Subtitle
The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Short Title
FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS
Language
English
Edition
2nd
Audience
General/Trade