**LONGLISTED FOR THE FT/**MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020
'A brilliant new book'
'Well written . . . and often entertaining'
'A sparkling analysis'
'Entertaining and enlightening . . . This is a necessary critique and they make it with verve, knowledge and a wealth of stories'
'An elegant, wise and timely book' Irish Times
'Jam-packed with erudition' New Statesman
This major, critically acclaimed work asks a vitally important question for today: when uncertainty is all around us, and the facts are not clear, how can we make good decisions?
We do not know what the future will hold, particularly in the midst of a crisis, but we must make decisions anyway. We regularly crave certainties which cannot exist and invent knowledge we cannot have, forgetting that humans are successful because we have adapted to an environment that we understand only imperfectly. Throughout history we have developed a variety of ways of coping with the radical uncertainty that defines our lives.
This incisive and eye-opening book draws on biography, history, mathematics, economics and philosophy to highlight the most successful - and most short-sighted - methods of dealing with an unknowable future. Ultimately, the authors argue, the prevalent method of our age falls short, giving us a false understanding of our power to make predictions, leading to many of the problems we experience today.
Generi Economia Diritto e Lavoro » Economia » Economia, altri titoli » Economia del lavoro, occupazione e disoccupazione » Storia economica » Management » Tecniche di management » Competizione economica » Studi generali » Lavoro » Storia del lavoro e dei sindacati » Finanza e Contabilità » Contabilità » Credito e istituti di credito » Finanza , Storia e Biografie » Storia sociale e culturale , Politica e Società » Problemi e Processi sociali » Previsioni sociali, studi sul futuro della società , Psicologia e Filosofia » Psicologia , Bambini e Ragazzi » Dizionari e Enciclopedie » Opere di consultazione , Scienza e Tecnica » Matematica
Editore Little, Brown Book Group
Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM