Alex Reviews Fooled By Randomness

Reader Alex submitted his review of Fooled By Randomness. Here’s a snippet and a link to his full review.

Fooled By Randomness (FBR) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (NNT) made me rethink everything I thought I knew about how the world worked. Although it appears in the Business or Finance sections at the bookstore, its lessons are relevant in any area of life that involves risk, uncertainty, or luck.

Why do you recommend this book?

The central message of FBR is that people tend to incorrectly draw strong conclusions about why something happened. In particular, when looking at success in a variety of fields, people tend to discount the role of dumb luck.

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