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The Resource Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Label
Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets
Title
Fooled by randomness
Title remainder
the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets
Statement of responsibility
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contends that randomness and probability have a large impact on life, claims that people regularly fail to recognize that role, and tells how to differentiate between randomness in general and the financial markets in particular
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas
Dewey number
123/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG4521
LC item number
.T285 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Investments
  • Chance
  • Random variables
  • Chance
  • Investments
  • Random variables
Label
Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Updated by the author."
  • Originally published: New York : Thomson/Texere, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
If you're so rich, why aren't you so smart? -- A bizarre accounting method -- A mathematical mediation on history -- Randomness, nonsense, and the scientific intellectual -- Survival of the least fit : can evolution be fooled by randomness? -- Skewness and asymmetry -- The problem of induction -- Too many millionaires next door -- It is easier to buy and sell than fry an egg -- Loser takes all : on the nonlinearities of life -- Randomness and our mind : we are probability blind -- Gamblers' ticks and pigeons in a box -- Carneades comes to Rome : on probability and skepticism -- Bacchus abandons Antony -- Solon told you so -- Three afterthoughts in the shower
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Second edition, New hardcover edition.
Extent
xlviii, 316 pages
Isbn
9781400067930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3049544
  • (OCoLC)212855242
  • (OCoLC)ocn212855242
  • 1299859
  • 3049544
Label
Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Updated by the author."
  • Originally published: New York : Thomson/Texere, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
If you're so rich, why aren't you so smart? -- A bizarre accounting method -- A mathematical mediation on history -- Randomness, nonsense, and the scientific intellectual -- Survival of the least fit : can evolution be fooled by randomness? -- Skewness and asymmetry -- The problem of induction -- Too many millionaires next door -- It is easier to buy and sell than fry an egg -- Loser takes all : on the nonlinearities of life -- Randomness and our mind : we are probability blind -- Gamblers' ticks and pigeons in a box -- Carneades comes to Rome : on probability and skepticism -- Bacchus abandons Antony -- Solon told you so -- Three afterthoughts in the shower
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Second edition, New hardcover edition.
Extent
xlviii, 316 pages
Isbn
9781400067930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3049544
  • (OCoLC)212855242
  • (OCoLC)ocn212855242
  • 1299859
  • 3049544

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