HOW TO PREDICT THE UNPREDICTABLE


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HOW TO PREDICT THE UNPREDICTABLE

WILLIAM POUNDSTONE    Book Number: 88400    Product format: Paperback

Sub-titled 'The Art of Outsmarting Almost Everyone', here is a delightful addition to the 'everything-you-thought-you-knew-is-wrong' genre. From Rock-Paper-Scissors to the stock market, the economics and psychology that will help you play to win, we are hard-wired to believe that the world is more predictable than it is. We chase 'winning streaks' that are often just illusions, and we are all too predictable exactly when we try hardest not to be. In the 1970s, Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky coined the term 'Representativeness' to describe this behaviour. Since then the principles of their psychological theory have been used by auditors to catch people fiddling their tax returns, and by hedge fund managers to reap billions from the emotions of small investors. Now William Poundstone makes these techniques fun, easy and profitable for everyone in the situations that matter. Learn how to tackle multiple choice tests, what Internet passwords to avoid, when the housing market is going to crash, the best ways to invest your money, and trying to outguess the lottery, tennis serves, football penalty kicks, card games, crowd-sourced ratings, fake numbers, manipulated numbers, Ponzi schemes, Oscar pools, big data, retail prices and the stock market. It's a fortune's wheel of the unpredictable. Poundstone notes in his prologue, 'The most important outguessing machine is the one known as Big Data.' Shannon's mind-reading technology has become unavoidable and ubiquitous says the New Scientist. Smart thinking, deft writing. 284pp in large paperback.
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ISBN 9781780744070
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