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More Fool Me
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Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me.'Oh dear I am an arse. I expect there'll be what I believe is called an "intervention" soon. I keep picturing it. All my friends bearing down on me and me denying everything until my pockets are emptied. Oh the shame'In his early thirties, Stephen Fry - writer, comedian, star of stage and screen - had, as they say, 'made it'. Much loved in A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster, author of a critically acclaimed and bestselling first novel, The Liar, with a glamorous and glittering cast of friends, he had more work than was perhaps good for him.What could possibly go wrong?Then, as the 80s drew to a close, he discovered a most enjoyable way to burn the candle at both ends, and took to excess like a duck to breadcrumbs. Writing and recording by day, and haunting a never ending series of celebrity parties, drinking dens, and poker games by night, in a ludicrous and impressive act of bravado, he fooled all those except the very closest to him, some of whom were most enjoyably engaged in the same dance.He was - to all intents and purposes - a high functioning addict. Blazing brightly and partying wildly as the 80s turned to the 90s, AIDS became an epidemic and politics turned really nasty, he was so busy, so distracted by the high life, that he could hardly see the inevitable, headlong tumble that must surely follow . . .Containing raw, electric extracts from his diaries of the time, More Fool Me is a brilliant, eloquent account by a man driven to create and to entertain - revealing a side to him he has long kept hidden.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 20.01.2020
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The Black Swan
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The Black Swan is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes.A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable, it carries a massive impact, and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan, so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives.Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hardwired to learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities. We concentrate on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into consideration what we don't know. We are, therefore, unable to truly estimate opportunities, too vulnerable to the impulse to simplify, narrate, and categorize, and not open enough to rewarding those who can imagine the "impossible."For years, Taleb has studied how we fool ourselves into thinking we know more than we actually do. We restrict our thinking to the irrelevant and inconsequential, while large events continue to surprise us and shape our world. In this revelatory book, Taleb explains everything we know about what we don't know, and this second edition features a new philosophical and empirical essay, "On Robustness and Fragility," which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.Elegant, startling, and universal in its applications, The Black Swan will change the way you look at the world. Taleb is a vastly entertaining writer, with wit, irreverence, and unusual stories to tell. He has a polymathic command of subjects ranging from cognitive science to business to probability theory. The Black Swan is a landmark book-itself a black swan.Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb"The most prophetic voice of all."-GQPraise for The Black Swan"[A book] that altered modern thinking."-The Times (London)"A masterpiece."-Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired, author of The Long Tail"Idiosyncratically brilliant."-Niall Ferguson, Los Angeles Times"The Black Swan changed my view of how the world works."-Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate"[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne. . . . We eagerly romp with him through the follies of confirmation bias [and] narrative fallacy."-The Wall Street Journal"Hugely enjoyable-compelling . . . easy to dip into."-Financial Times"Engaging . . . The Black Swan has appealing cheek and admirable ambition."-The New York Times Book Review

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The Black Swan
18,00 € *
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The Black Swan is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes.A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable, it carries a massive impact, and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan, so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives.Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hardwired to learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities. We concentrate on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into consideration what we don't know. We are, therefore, unable to truly estimate opportunities, too vulnerable to the impulse to simplify, narrate, and categorize, and not open enough to rewarding those who can imagine the "impossible."For years, Taleb has studied how we fool ourselves into thinking we know more than we actually do. We restrict our thinking to the irrelevant and inconsequential, while large events continue to surprise us and shape our world. In this revelatory book, Taleb explains everything we know about what we don't know, and this second edition features a new philosophical and empirical essay, "On Robustness and Fragility," which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.Elegant, startling, and universal in its applications, The Black Swan will change the way you look at the world. Taleb is a vastly entertaining writer, with wit, irreverence, and unusual stories to tell. He has a polymathic command of subjects ranging from cognitive science to business to probability theory. The Black Swan is a landmark book-itself a black swan.Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb"The most prophetic voice of all."-GQPraise for The Black Swan"[A book] that altered modern thinking."-The Times (London)"A masterpiece."-Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired, author of The Long Tail"Idiosyncratically brilliant."-Niall Ferguson, Los Angeles Times"The Black Swan changed my view of how the world works."-Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate"[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne. . . . We eagerly romp with him through the follies of confirmation bias [and] narrative fallacy."-The Wall Street Journal"Hugely enjoyable-compelling . . . easy to dip into."-Financial Times"Engaging . . . The Black Swan has appealing cheek and admirable ambition."-The New York Times Book Review

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 20.01.2020
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Hard rock bass bible
20,50 € *
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ADDICTED TO THAT RUSH|AQUALUNG / Jethro Tull|Barracuda|BEEN CAUGHT STEALING|Bulls on parade|CALLING DR LOVE|CULT OF PERSONALITY / Living Colour|EMPIRE|Fool For Your Loving|Get The Funk Out / Extreme|Highway Star / Deep Purple|I'LL SEE THE LIGHT TONIGHT / Malmsteen Yngwie|THE LEMON SONG / Led Zeppelin|LIVIN' ON A PRAYER / Bon Jovi|MISSISSIPPI QUEEN|Mr Brownstone / Guns N Roses|NO ONE LIKE YOU|PEACE SELLS / Megadeth|RAINMAKER|RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL / Van Halen|ST ANGER|SCHOOL'S OUT|SMOKIN' IN THE BOYS ROOM / Moetley Crue|SWEET LEAF|Up all night|WALK THIS WAY|White Wedding|WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN / Who|Would?|YANKEE ROSE|YOU'VE GOT ANOTHER THING COMIN'|CRAZY TRAIN / Barkley Gnarls

Anbieter: Notenbuch
Stand: 20.01.2020
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Blind to Betrayal
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Blind to Betrayal ab 18.99 € als epub eBook: Why We Fool Ourselves We Aren't Being Fooled. Aus dem Bereich: eBooks, Sachthemen & Ratgeber, Selbsthilfe,

Anbieter: hugendubel
Stand: 20.01.2020
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Blind to Betrayal: Why We Fool Ourselves We Are...
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One of the world's top experts on betrayal looks at why we often can't see it right in front of our faces. If the cover-up is worse than the crime, blindness to betrayal can be worse than the betrayal itself. Whether the betrayer is an unfaithful spouse, an abusive authority figure, an unfair boss, or a corrupt institution, we often refuse to see the truth in order to protect ourselves. This book explores the fascinating phenomenon of how and why we ignore or deny betrayal, and what we can gain by transforming "betrayal blindness" into insight.Explains the psychological phenomenon of "betrayal blindness", in which we implicitly choose unawareness in order to avoid the risk of seeing treachery or injusticeBased on the authors' substantial original research and clinical experience carried out over the last decade as well as their own story of confronting betrayalFilled with fascinating case studies involving unfaithful spouses, abusive authority figures and corrupt institutions, to name a few In a remarkable collaboration of science and clinical perspectives, Jennifer Freyd, one of the world's top experts on betrayal and child abuse, teams up with Pamela Birrell, a psychotherapist and educator with 25 years of experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A. Savalas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012493/bk_adbl_012493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
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The Crop Circle Man: The Incredible Tales of a ...
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Matthew Williams and his friends set out to make Crop Circles. They figured out how to create amazing, wonderful shapes so incredible that they would fool thousands of people who interpreted them as signs of alien visitors. Cleverly, they would make these fantastic geometric patterns appear on the ground and the world was in awe. Photographs of their circles were taken and circulated around the globe throughout the media and newspapers. Williams and his friends had pulled off a major feat, they fooled the world and delighted in their success. But something happened that changed everything for them. One day, as they were creating yet another incredible design, a strange psychological effect occurred and for them, the business of crop-circle making was changed forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Theo Chalmers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000127/bk_real_000127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
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The Woman Who Fooled the World , Hörbuch, Digit...
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Belle Gibson convinced the world she had healed herself from terminal brain cancer with a healthy diet. She built a global business based upon her claims. There was just one problem: she'd never had cancer. In 2015, journalists uncovered the truth: this hero of the wellness world, with over 200,000 followers, international book deals and a best-selling smartphone app, was a fraud. She had lied about having cancer - to her family and friends, to her business partners and publishers, and to the hundreds of thousands of people, including genuine cancer survivors, who were inspired by her Instagram posts. Written by the same multiaward-winning journalists who uncovered the details of Gibson's lies, The Woman Who Fooled the World tracks the 23-year-old's rise to fame and fall from grace. Told through interviews with the people who know her best, it unravels the mystery and motivation behind this deception and follows the public reaction to a scandal that made headlines around the world. The Woman Who Fooled the World explores the lure of alternative cancer treatments, the cottage industry flourishing behind the wellness and 'clean eating' movements and the power of social media. It documents the devastating impact this con had on Gibson's fans and on people suffering from cancer. Ultimately, it answers not just how but why Gibson was able to fool so many. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Saunders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033284/bk_adbl_033284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
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Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance...
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This audiobook is about luck, or more precisely, how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. It is already a landmark work and its title has entered our vocabulary. In its second edition, Fooled by Randomness is now a cornerstone for anyone interested in random outcomes. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill, the world of trading, this audiobook is a captivating insight into one of the least understood factors of all our lives. In an entertaining narrative style, the author succeeds in tackling three major intellectual issues: the problem of induction, the survivorship biases, and our genetic unfitness to the modern word. Taleb uses stories and anecdotes to illustrate our overestimation of causality and the heuristics that make us view the world as far more explainable than it actually is. The audiobook is populated with an array of characters, some of whom have grasped, in their own way, the significance of chance: Yogi Berra, the baseball legend; Karl Popper, the philosopher of knowledge; Solon, the ancient world's wisest man; the modern financier George Soros; and the Greek voyager Ulysses. We also meet the fictional Nero, who seems to understand the role of randomness in his professional life, but who also falls victim to his own superstitious foolishness. But the most recognizable character remains unnamed, the lucky fool in the right place at the right time - the embodiment of the "Survival of the Least Fit". Such individuals attract devoted followers who believe in their guru's insights and methods. But no one can replicate what is obtained through chance. It may be impossible to guard against the vagaries of the Goddess Fortuna, but after listening to Fooled by Randomness we can be a little better prepared. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000125/bk_gdan_000125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 20.01.2020
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