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The Resource Rock breaks scissors : a practical guide to outguessing and outwitting almost everybody, William Poundstone

Rock breaks scissors : a practical guide to outguessing and outwitting almost everybody, William Poundstone

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Rock breaks scissors : a practical guide to outguessing and outwitting almost everybody
Title
Rock breaks scissors
Title remainder
a practical guide to outguessing and outwitting almost everybody
Statement of responsibility
William Poundstone
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Rock breaks scissors is based on a simple principle: people are unable to act randomly. Instead they display unconscious patterns that the savvy person can outguess. The principle applies to friends playing rock, paper, scissors for a bar tab as well as to the crowds that create markets for homes and stocks. With a gift for distilling psychology and behavioral economics into accessible advice, Poundstone proves that outguessing is easy, fun, and often profitable"--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Poundstone, William
Dewey number
303.49
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BF611
  • BF611
LC item number
  • .P67 2014
  • .P67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prediction (Psychology)
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Human behavior
Label
Rock breaks scissors : a practical guide to outguessing and outwitting almost everybody, William Poundstone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt. 1: The randomness experiment -- The Zenith broadcast -- How to outguess rock, paper, scissors -- How to outguess multiple-choice tests -- How to outguess the lottery -- How to outguess tennis serves -- How to outguess baseball and football -- How to outguess soccer penalty kicks -- How to outguess card games -- How to outguess passwords -- How to outguess crowd-sourced ratings -- How to outguess fake numbers -- How to outguess manipulated numbers -- Ponzi schemes ; Pt. 2: The hot hand theory -- In the zone -- How to outguess basketball bracket pools -- How to outguess football pools -- How to outguess Oscar pools -- How to outguess big data -- How to outguess retail prices -- How to outguess home prices -- How to outguess the future -- How to outguess the stock market -- Epilogue: fortune's wheel
Control code
sky259909688
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 302 p.
Isbn
9780316228060
Lccn
bl2014022283
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Rock breaks scissors : a practical guide to outguessing and outwitting almost everybody, William Poundstone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt. 1: The randomness experiment -- The Zenith broadcast -- How to outguess rock, paper, scissors -- How to outguess multiple-choice tests -- How to outguess the lottery -- How to outguess tennis serves -- How to outguess baseball and football -- How to outguess soccer penalty kicks -- How to outguess card games -- How to outguess passwords -- How to outguess crowd-sourced ratings -- How to outguess fake numbers -- How to outguess manipulated numbers -- Ponzi schemes ; Pt. 2: The hot hand theory -- In the zone -- How to outguess basketball bracket pools -- How to outguess football pools -- How to outguess Oscar pools -- How to outguess big data -- How to outguess retail prices -- How to outguess home prices -- How to outguess the future -- How to outguess the stock market -- Epilogue: fortune's wheel
Control code
sky259909688
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 302 p.
Isbn
9780316228060
Lccn
bl2014022283
Other physical details
ill.

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