The Resource Dance with chance : making luck work for you, Spyros Makridakis, Robin Hogarth, Anil Gaba

Dance with chance : making luck work for you, Spyros Makridakis, Robin Hogarth, Anil Gaba

Label
Dance with chance : making luck work for you
Title
Dance with chance
Title remainder
making luck work for you
Statement of responsibility
Spyros Makridakis, Robin Hogarth, Anil Gaba
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Makridakis, Hogarth and Gaba-business professors and risk management experts-explore the powerful role of luck in our lives. For example, it's commonly accepted that to live a long, healthy life, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol should be controlled and smoking is verboten. However, the authors cite an analysis of mortality rates that suggests that these factors have only a minimal effect on longevity-and in the case of body weight, our common knowledge might be entirely wrong. Early sections reconsider medical and investment advice in the light of the unacknowledged and unstudied role of pure chance, and the authors make surprising recommendations: avoid doctors, seek boring investments and ignore almost everything in business books. The second-and weaker-section of the book offers abstract strategies for living with greater uncertainty. Although lacking in specific practical advice, the book is worthwhile for its provocative thesis and its invitation to readers to relinquish the "illusion of control." (May)"--Publishers Weekly Reviews
Cataloging source
CO2
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Makridakis, Spyros G
Dewey number
123/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BC141
LC item number
.M35 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hogarth, Robin M
  • Gaba, Anil
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chance
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Decision making
  • Conduct of life
  • Chance
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Conduct of life
  • Decision making
Label
Dance with chance : making luck work for you, Spyros Makridakis, Robin Hogarth, Anil Gaba
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 32
  • 4
  • The chatter of money
  • 48
  • 5
  • Watering your money plant
  • 70
  • 6
  • Lessons from gurus
  • 89
  • 1
  • 7
  • Creative destruction
  • 111
  • 8
  • Does God play dice?
  • 132
  • 9
  • Past or future
  • 153
  • 10
  • Three wishes from a genie
  • Of subways and coconuts: two types of uncertainty
  • 177
  • 11
  • Genius or fallible?
  • 196
  • 12
  • The inevitability of decisions
  • 213
  • 13
  • Happiness, happiness, happiness
  • 1
  • 233
  • 2
  • The ills of pills
  • 13
  • 3
  • Getting the right medicine
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 287 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035891667
Label
Dance with chance : making luck work for you, Spyros Makridakis, Robin Hogarth, Anil Gaba
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 32
  • 4
  • The chatter of money
  • 48
  • 5
  • Watering your money plant
  • 70
  • 6
  • Lessons from gurus
  • 89
  • 1
  • 7
  • Creative destruction
  • 111
  • 8
  • Does God play dice?
  • 132
  • 9
  • Past or future
  • 153
  • 10
  • Three wishes from a genie
  • Of subways and coconuts: two types of uncertainty
  • 177
  • 11
  • Genius or fallible?
  • 196
  • 12
  • The inevitability of decisions
  • 213
  • 13
  • Happiness, happiness, happiness
  • 1
  • 233
  • 2
  • The ills of pills
  • 13
  • 3
  • Getting the right medicine
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 287 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035891667

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