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Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. SIGNED BY AUTHROR WITH INSCRIPTION. FINE HARDCOVER WITH DUST JACKET. SHIPS FROM WA-USPS. EXPEDITED SERVICES AVAILABLE. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 277 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. SIGNED BY AUTHOR WITH INSCRIPTION. FINE-AS NEW HARDCOVER WITH DUST JACKET. SHIPS FROM WA-USPS. EXPEDITED SERVICES AVAILABLE. Texere Publishing, 2004. Selected by Amazon and the Financial Times as one of the best business books of the year, Fooled by Randomness is an instant classic. It's uniqueness has drawn to it a wide following-from the New Yorker to the Pentagon. Already published in 14 languages, this new edition, expanded by over 80 pages, includes up-to-date advances from behavioral finance and cognitive science This book is about luck? or more precisely how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. It is already a landmark work and its title has entered our vocabulary. In its second edition, Fooled by Randomness is now a cornerstone for anyone interested in random outcomes. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill? the world of trading? Fooled by Randomness is a captivating insight into one of the least understood factors of all our lives. Writting in an entertaining and narrative style, the author succeeds in tackling three major intellectual issues: the problem of induction, the survivorship biases, and our genetic unfitness to the modern word. In this second edition, Taleb manages to use stories and anecdotes to illustrate our overestimation of causality and the heuristics that make us view the world as far more explainable than it actually is. But no one can replicate what is obtained by chance. Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? It may be impossible to guard ourselves against the vagaries of the Goddess Fortuna, but after reading Fooled by Randomness we can be a little better prepared. Business & Economics; Chance; Finance; Free Will & Determinism; Investment & securities; Investments; Investments & Securities; Non-Fiction; Philosophy; Random variables
Fine in Fine jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾ in. -9¾ in. Tall. In this look at financial luck, hedge fund manager Taleb (Dynamic Hedging) addresses the apparently irrational movement of money markets around the world. Using his own investing experience and examples of others' successes and disappointments, he discusses theories like Monte Carlo math (easy; considered cheating by purists) and the concept of Russian roulette. Taleb tells interesting, well-wrought stories about individual behavior: "While Nero has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams, both personally and intellectually, he is starting to consider himself as having missed a chance somewhere." While serious investors and mathematics enthusiasts will be intrigued, readers looking for practical investment strategies will be disappointed by this rambling intellectual discourse.
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