Why Flip a Coin: The Art and Science of Good Decisions
"It is rare to come across a book that can truly be called fascinating, but here is one."-New Scientist
Why Flip a Coin?
What's the best way to choose the right spouse? . . . How can I increase my chances of winning the office football pool? . . . By what process should I choose a candidate in the Senate race? . . . Could I possibly make more money playing poker instead of the stock market?
Using examples gleaned from everyday life, noted physicist H. W. Lewis explains what science has discovered about the rules that govern good-and not-so-good-decision making. Full of provocative insights into human psychology and behavior, Why Flip a Coin? will leave you laughing-even as you're learning.
"Should you read this book or not? If you don't read it you will surely miss out on Lewis's flinty wit and sharp sense of irony. The choice is clear. You needn't even flip a coin."-The Sciences
"Lighthearted but far from flippant."-Amazon.com (Science Editor's Recommended Book)
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Review: Why Flip a Coin?User Review - Anthony - Goodreads
Interesting topic. The author is very funny at times. The start is quite good, however, out of nowhere, it turns into a political rant. Read full review
Review: Why Flip a Coin?User Review - Garrett Burnett - Goodreads
This was a good introduction to economic concepts and game theory. Lewis uses interesting examples to explain the power and limitations of probability and other ideas. Read full review