<Embed>
List Price: $18.00
Save: $7.01 (39%)
FREE Shipping on your first order. Details
Arrives: Aug 12 - 15
Fastest delivery: Tuesday, Aug 11 Details
In Stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
FREE Shipping on your first order. Details
Condition: Used: Good

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$9.40
+ $4.99 shipping
Sold by: 2fundmissions
Add to Cart
$13.23
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: indoobestsellers
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street Paperback – September 19, 2006

4.3 out of 5 stars 228 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback
$10.99
$9.40 $4.38
Digital
Great on Kindle
Great Experience. Great Value.
iphone with kindle app
Putting our best book forward
Each Great on Kindle book offers a great reading experience, at a better value than print to keep your wallet happy.

Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip.

View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look.

Enjoy features only possible in digital – start reading right away, carry your library with you, adjust the font, create shareable notes and highlights, and more.

Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration.

Ask Alexa to read your book with Audible integration or text-to-speech.

Get the free Kindle app: Link to the kindle app page Link to the kindle app page
Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. Learn more about Great on Kindle, available in select categories.

Amazon Book Review | Discover your next great read
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street
  • +
  • A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market
  • +
  • The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim  Simons Launched the Quant Revolution
Total price: $43.97
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Seldom have true crime and smart math been blended together so engagingly.” ―The Wall Street Journal

“An amazing story that gives a big idea the needed star treatment . . . Fortune's Formula will appeal to readers of such books as Peter L. Bernstein's Against the Gods, Nassim Nicholas Taleb's Fooled by Randomness, and Roger Lowenstein's When Genius Failed. All try to explain why smart people take stupid risks. Poundstone goes them one better by showing how hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management, for one, could have avoided disaster by following the Kelly method.” ―Business Week (four stars)

“'Fortune's Formula' may be the world's first history book, gambling primer, mathematics text, economics manual, personal finance guide and joke book in a single volume. Poundstone comes across as the best college professor you ever hand, someone who can turn almost any technical topic into an entertaining and zesty lecture.” ―The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

William Poundstone is the bestselling author of more than a dozen nonfiction books, including Fortune's Formula, Gaming the Vote and Priceless. His books Labyrinths of Reason and The Recursive Universe were both nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Product details


Beyond your wildest dreams
From DC & Neil Gaiman, The Sandman arises only on Audible. Listen free with trial

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5
228 customer ratings
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2018
Verified Purchase
16 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2017
Verified Purchase
18 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2017
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2017
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 16, 2017
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2013
Verified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2007
Verified Purchase
13 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2007
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Top international reviews

Andrew Student
3.0 out of 5 stars Rambling on gambling with a lack of understanding
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 2, 2014
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
James-philip Harries
3.0 out of 5 stars Fortune's a jade
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 9, 2011
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
dustspeck
4.0 out of 5 stars A good light read about maths and gambling
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 16, 2015
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Robert Matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing - and also useful
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 15, 2011
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
The Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book in the mold of Taleb and his series ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 5, 2016
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Gcrikey
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 15, 2011
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
tombee
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book and completely inspiring
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 1, 2016
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars It is what it says it is.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 21, 2019
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Julia
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 28, 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Robert Carver
5.0 out of 5 stars ... allowed to manage money unless you can demonstrate a good understanding of how much money you should be betting
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 14, 2015
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars great; this subject area is right up my street
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 23, 2017
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Londontrainer
5.0 out of 5 stars History of Investing. As good as a Yale Lecture
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 15, 2013
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Mr. Ghas
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent background knowledge
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 24, 2014
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 17, 2017
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Reader Since 1982.
5.0 out of 5 stars This book was excellent...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 14, 2014
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: investing in stocks, mathematical games, economic models, game theory, scientific books, systems theory