Very Good in None as Issued jacket. Text/BRAND NEW. Softcover/NF w/trace wear to lower front corner. Gift inscription to front cover verso. Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician and risk analyst Nassim Nicholas Taleb (1960-) considers elusive variables of problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty in risk management. In this 2nd Edition, Chapter 11, Randomness & Our Mind: We Are Probability Blind, has been greatly expanded. Treatise on the power of improbable events. First published 2001, months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Taleb drew on his experience as an options trader to argue that stock-market projections are worthless as no one has any idea where prices are headed, and it is only after prices unexpectedly rise or fall that "experts" engage in specious retroactive narratives of justification., or re-wrting history.
Very Good. 368 p. 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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