Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
“[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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in the Markets and in LifeUser Review - John - Goodreads
Most decisions in our lives we base on what we expect the future to hold. Our ideas of the future are based on what happened in the past. Unfortunately, our brains are not particularly good at that ... Read full review
Review: Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the MarketsUser Review - Bevan - Goodreads
Probability and chance fascinate me. Many people believe in fate, or argue over the role of chance in the course they have taken in their lives. Those of us who operate in the world of financial ... Read full review
TWO A BIZARRE ACCOUNTING METHOD
Th??? A MATHEMATICAL MEDITATION
SURVIVAL OF THE LEAST FITCAN EVOLUTION
JOHN THE HIGHYIELD TRADER
NAIVE EVOLUTIONARY THEORIE5
Six SKEWNESS AND ASYMMETRY
WHEN IT RAINS IT DOURS
WHERE IS NAPOLEON WHEN
WHY WE DONT MARRY THE FIRST DATE
RROBABILITIES AND THE MEDIA
AM NOT SO INTELLIGENT
Fourteen BACCHUS ABANDONS ANTONY