Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Google eBook)
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the MarketsUser Review - Jack - Goodreads
I like Taleb's ideas and thinking. The ideas are five star ideas. The writing is lousy though. More like two-star writing. Read full review
Review: Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the MarketsUser Review - Kristjan Hiob - Goodreads
Interesting read. The guy brings some interesting points, I don't think the entire book should be taken as the whole truth, but the author also says this at the end, saying that he doesn't claim to ... Read full review
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