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Dance with chance

making luck work for you

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An edition of Dance with chance (2009)

Dance with chance

making luck work for you

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Pages
287

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"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.

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Cover of: Dance with chance
Dance with chance: making luck work for you
2009, Oneworld
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Cover of: Dance with chance
Dance with chance: making luck work for you
2009, Oneworld
in English
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Dance with Chance: Making Luck Work for You
2009, Oneworld Publications
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Oxford, England

Table of Contents

1
Three wishes from a genie -- 1 -- 2
The ills of pills -- 13 -- 3
Getting the right medicine -- 32 -- 4
The chatter of money -- 48 -- 5
Watering your money plant -- 70 -- 6
Lessons from gurus -- 89 -- 7
Creative destruction -- 111 -- 8
Does God play dice? -- 132 -- 9
Past or future -- 153 -- 10
Of subways and coconuts: two types of uncertainty -- 177 -- 11
Genius or fallible? -- 196 -- 12
The inevitability of decisions -- 213 -- 13
Happiness, happiness, happiness-- 233.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-280) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
123/.3
Library of Congress
BC141 .M35 2009

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Pagination
xiv, 287 pages :
Number of pages
287

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26274408M
Internet Archive
isbn_9781851686797
ISBN 10
1851686797
ISBN 13
9781851686797
OCLC/WorldCat
319708756

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