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    Description"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.


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    Title
    Fooled by Randomness
    Subtitle
    The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 316
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780812975215
    ISBN 10: 0812975219
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27820
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FIN
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.9
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
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    DC22: 123.3
    BISAC V2.8: PHI007000
    DC22: 123/.3
    LC classification: HG4521 .T285 2005B
    Thema V1.0: KFFM, KCH
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    01 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to problems of uncertainty, probability, and knowledge. He spent nearly two decades as a businessman and quantitative trader before becoming a full-time philosophical essayist and academic researcher in 2006. Although he spends most of his time in the intense seclusion of his study, or as a flaneur meditating in cafes, he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University's Polytechnic Institute. His main subject matter is "decision making under opacity"--that is, a map and a protocol on how we should live in a world we don't understand. Taleb's books have been published in thirty-three languages. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "[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" "Fascinating . . . Taleb will grab you." -Peter L. Bernstein, author of "Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk" "Recalls the best of scientist/essayists like Richard Dawkins . . . and Stephen Jay Gould." -Michael Schrage, author of "Serious Play" "We need a book like this . . . fun to read, refreshingly independent-minded." -Robert J. Shiller, author of" Irrational Exuberance "