Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

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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.


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About Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to immersing himself in problems of luck, uncertainty, probability, and knowledge, and he has led three high-profile careers around his ideas, as a man of letters, as a businessman-trader, and as a university professor. Although he spends most of his time as a flâneur, meditating in cafés across the planet, he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University's Polytechnic Institute. His work has been published in thirty-three languages.
 
Published October 6, 2008 by Random House. 369 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Help, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Ben Casnocha

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets is one of the most important non-fiction books I’ve read in years.

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The Motley Fool

Having a title with the word "Fooled" in it, Nassim Taleb's Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets practically begs to be reviewed here.

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LV Revealed

I believe this is an important book, and I believe that anyone who reads it and isn't persuaded by its world view probably hasn't understood it.

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