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The Resource What the luck? : the surprising role of chance in our everyday lives, Gary Smith

What the luck? : the surprising role of chance in our everyday lives, Gary Smith

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What the luck? : the surprising role of chance in our everyday lives
Title
What the luck?
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the surprising role of chance in our everyday lives
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Gary Smith
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eng
Summary
We underestimate the importance of luck in our lives. We think too highly of the golfer who wins the British Open and, if he loses the next tournament, we speculate that he slacked off. Although the winner is surely an excellent golfer, good luck in how the ball bounced and how it rolled afterwards outside of the golfer's control also played an important role.An insufficient appreciation of chance can wreak all kinds of mischief - not only in sports, but also education, medicine, business, politics and elsewhere. Perfectly natural, random variation can lead us to attach meaning to the meaningless. Freakonomics showed how economic calculations can explain seemingly counter intuitive decision-making. Thinking, Fast and Slow, helped readers identify a host of small cognitive errors that can lead to miscalculations and irrational thought
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NLE
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1945-
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Smith, Gary
Dewey number
123.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chance
  • Fortune
  • Statistics
  • Probabilities
  • Chance
  • Fortune
  • Statistics
  • Probabilities
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What the luck? : the surprising role of chance in our everyday lives, Gary Smith
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First published: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059786633
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780715651612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981743218
Label
What the luck? : the surprising role of chance in our everyday lives, Gary Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059786633
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780715651612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981743218

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