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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

Label
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
Title variation
Practical guide to outguessing and outwitting almost everybody
Creator
Author
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Poundstone, William
Dewey number
153
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
HM901
LC item number
.P68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prediction (Psychology)
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Human behavior
Target audience
adult
Label
Rock breaks scissors : a practical guide to outguessing and outwitting almost everybody, William Poundstone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-294) 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
The outguessing machine -- 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 ; How to outguess Ponzi schemes -- The hot hand theory. In the zone ; How to outguess basketball bracket pools ; How to outguess office 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 -- Fortune's wheel
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780316228060
Lccn
2014931470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts, graphs, photographs
System control number
  • sky259909688
  • (OCoLC)860755400
  • 878754
Label
Rock breaks scissors : a practical guide to outguessing and outwitting almost everybody, William Poundstone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-294) 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
The outguessing machine -- 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 ; How to outguess Ponzi schemes -- The hot hand theory. In the zone ; How to outguess basketball bracket pools ; How to outguess office 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 -- Fortune's wheel
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780316228060
Lccn
2014931470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts, graphs, photographs
System control number
  • sky259909688
  • (OCoLC)860755400
  • 878754

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