Fooled by Randomness

Fooled by Randomness

The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

Book - 2005 | 2nd ed.
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Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, and The Bed of Procrustes .

"[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.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2005.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780812975215
0812975219
9781400067930
Branch Call Number: 123.3 T143
Characteristics: xxiii, 316 p.

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Patricia03
Sep 27, 2011

Such a good read I have had to buy it.

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Jan 06, 2011

at a minimum, randomness should make us be more humble in our lives, great read with useful insight into our day to day existance

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evandertogt
Nov 24, 2010

Very readable book: it consists of various more or less loose thoughts about how people deal with randomness in their lives, and in the market.
It makes one think how rational one is in one's own decisions.
'The black swan' is written later by the same author; this book seems to be more organized and focuses less heavily on the market.

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