“Finite and Infinite Games”

Awhile ago I read “Finite and Infinite Games” by James P. Carse. I heard of it through the Long Now Foundation‘s “Seminars about Long Term Thinking” series.

The book is best categorized as a Philosophical Logic work.

The premise of the book is to define what finite and infinite games are, differentiate the two, and then apply those patterns to many aspects of everyday life to surprising consequences.

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“Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets”

I somewhat recently read “Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets“, by Nassin Nicholas Taleb.  I heard of the author somewhere awhile ago.  That, combined with my fractals / randomness kick, and recent news about housing markets and stocks diving, it seemed like an appropriate choice.

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