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Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto) Paperback – August 23, 2005

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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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“Recalls the best of scientist/essayists like Richard Dawkins . . . and Stephen Jay Gould.”
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to problems of uncertainty, probability, and knowledge. He spent nearly two decades as a businessman and quantitative trader before becoming a full-time philosophical essayist and academic researcher in 2006. Although he spends most of his time in the intense seclusion of his study, or as a flâneur meditating in cafés, he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University’s Polytechnic Institute. His main subject matter is “decision making under opacity”—that is, a map and a protocol on how we should live in a world we don’t understand.
 
Taleb’s books have been published in forty-one languages.

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  • ASIN : 0812975219
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks; 2nd ed. edition (August 23, 2005)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 158799190X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1587991905
  • Item Weight : 9.7 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.18 x 0.78 x 7.95 inches
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