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The Resource How to predict the unpredictable : the art of outsmarting almost everyone, William Poundstone

How to predict the unpredictable : the art of outsmarting almost everyone, William Poundstone

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How to predict the unpredictable : the art of outsmarting almost everyone
Title
How to predict the unpredictable
Title remainder
the art of outsmarting almost everyone
Statement of responsibility
William Poundstone
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Language
eng
Summary
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, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky coined the phrase 'representativeness' to describe the psychology of this behaviour. Since then representativeness has 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 Poundstone for the first time makes these techniques fun, easy, and profitable for everyone, in the everyday situations that matter. You'll learn how to tackle multiple choice tests, what internet passwords to avoid, how to up your odds of winning the office Premier League sweepstakes, and the best ways to invest your money
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Poundstone, William
Dewey number
153.83
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Psychology
  • Decision-making
  • Choice (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
How to predict the unpredictable : the art of outsmarting almost everyone, William Poundstone
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053504437
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781780744070
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
How to predict the unpredictable : the art of outsmarting almost everyone, William Poundstone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053504437
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781780744070
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations

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