Synopses & Reviews
Game theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It's the art of anticipating your opponent's next moves, knowing full well that your rival is trying to do the same thing to you. Though parts of game theory involve simple common sense, much is counterintuitive, and it can only be mastered by developing a new way of seeing the world. Using a diverse array of rich case studies--from pop culture, TV, movies, sports, politics, and history--the authors show how nearly every business and personal interaction has a game-theory component to it. Are the winners of reality-TV contests instinctive game theorists? Do big-time investors see things that most people miss? What do great poker players know that you don't? Mastering game theory will make you more successful in business and life, and this lively book is the key to that mastery.
The authors of the bestselling work in game theory, "Thinking Strategically," now provide the long-awaited sequel that discusses the art of anticipating a business rival's next moves.
The authors who brought you the bestseller in game theory, , now provide the long-awaited sequel.
'I am hard pressed to think of another book that can match the combination of practical insights and reading enjoyment."Steven Levitt
About the Author
Avinash Dixit is recently retired as the John J. F. Sherrerd University Professor of Economics at Princeton University, where he offered his popular freshman course in game theory for many years. He is among the world’s leading economists, having made fundamental contributions in several major fields, including game theory. He is the author of many books, including Thinking Strategically (with Barry J. Nalebuff, Norton, 1991), and The Art of Strategy (also with Barry J. Nalebuff, Norton, 2009).Barry J. Nalebuff is the Milton Steinbach Professor at the Yale School of Management. Nalebuff applies game theory to business strategy and is the co-founder of one of America's fastest-growing companies, Honest Tea.