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Book Review of Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets. By Nassim Nicholas Taleb (2204)

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Banerji comments that Taleb's book "is really an engaging but idiosyncratic, opinionated essay on why people, including professional forecasters, are bad at prediction." Taleb "provides wide-ranging, anecdotal, logical and scientific evidence of misperceptions about the role of randomness in determining outcomes. He also states that "success in life-and even more so in the financial markets-is all too often the result of luck rather than skill." Copyright International Institute of Forecasters, 2006

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  • Anirvan Banerji, 2006. "Book Review of Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets. By Nassim Nicholas Taleb (2204)," Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, International Institute of Forecasters, issue 4, pages 57-59, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:for:ijafaa:y:2006:i:4:p:57-59
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