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.
"[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 "Fascinating . . . Taleb will grab you." -Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk "Recalls the best of scientist/essayists like Richard Dawkins . . . and Stephen Jay Gould." -Michael Schrage, author of Serious Play "We need a book like this . . . fun to read, refreshingly independent-minded." -Robert J. Shiller, author of Irrational Exuberance
Dr. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, geboren im Libanon, ist Finanzmathematiker, philosophischer Essayist und Forscher in den Bereichen Risiko und Zufall. Seine Einsichten bezieht er in erster Linie aus einer 20-jährigen Tätigkeit im Handel mit Derivaten. Taleb lebt in New York, wo er Mathematik an der New York University lehrt.