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Published: 2005

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Size: 368 Pages

ISBN: 0812975219

Fooled by Randomness : The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

This is Taleb's follow up to the Black Swan. Where Taleb's first blockbuster focused on our inability to assess probability, this book explores our equally problematic need to find structure and patterns in otherwise random events. As always, it is an easy and insightful read.

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