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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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"[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

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"Fascinating...Taleb will grab you." Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

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"We need a book like this...fun to read, refreshingly independent-minded." Robert J. Shiller, author of Irrational Exuberance

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"Taleb examines how and why the attempt to determine cause and effect is continually hampered by random occurrences and our emotional responses to them." Booklist

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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.

About the Author

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is the founder of Empirica Capital LLC, a crisis-hunting hedge fund operator, and a fellow at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University. He has held a variety of derivative trading positions in New York and London and worked as an independent floor trader in Chicago. Taleb was inducted in February 2001 in the Derivatives Strategy Hall of Fame.

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Melissa Kinsey, November 20, 2006 (view all comments by Melissa Kinsey)
You might be put off by Taleb's credentials -- he is a PhD Mathematician specializing in probability and a trader of derivatives, worlds beyond our intuitive understanding that can be frustratingly inaccessible. But this is not a textbook; it reads like a conversation, one with an extremely intelligent, curious, and engaging person. You will not be taking any chances in dedicating time to read this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812975215
Author:
Taleb, Nassim Nichol
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
Taleb, Nassim
Author:
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas
Subject:
Investments
Subject:
Finance
Subject:
Free Will & Determinism
Subject:
Chance
Subject:
Random variables
Subject:
Business-Accounting and Finance
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Incerto
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.8 in 0.6 lb

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Product details 368 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812975215 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[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."
"Review" by , "Fascinating...Taleb will grab you."
"Review" by , "We need a book like this...fun to read, refreshingly independent-minded."
"Review" by , "Taleb examines how and why the attempt to determine cause and effect is continually hampered by random occurrences and our emotional responses to them."
"Synopsis" by , 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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