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Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, Skin in the...

Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes.

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Number of Pages: 368

ISBN: 0812975219

ISBN-13: 9780812975215


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He is also famous for The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, and Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and Markets, all of which are worth reading.

I used to recommend that order too, but I think for people new to NNT, they'd get a better overview of his ideas from Antifragile. But I absolutely recommend reading all the Incerto.

[Taleb is] Wall Street’s principal dissident. . . . [Fooled By Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther’s ninety-nine theses were to the Catholic Church.

We need a book like this . . . fun to read, refreshingly independent-minded.

Recommended under Bitcoiners, what non-#Bitcoin books have shaped your thinking? (asked by Will Johnson)

Human Action by Ludwig von Mises Fooled by Chance by Nassim Taleb

Fascinating . . . Taleb will grab you.

Recalls the best of scientist/essayists like Richard Dawkins . . . and Stephen Jay Gould.