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The Resource Do the math! : on growth, greed, and strategic thinking, John K. White

Do the math! : on growth, greed, and strategic thinking, John K. White

Label
Do the math! : on growth, greed, and strategic thinking
Title
Do the math!
Title remainder
on growth, greed, and strategic thinking
Statement of responsibility
John K. White
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Do the Math: On Growth, Greed, and Strategic Thinking is a fresh look at the numbers of daily living, particularly in light of current economic troubles, where modern economic practices, mathematical concepts, and everyday moral dilemmas are discussed. The book is original because it tackles numbers directly to take aim at various unsubstantiated claims and popular misconceptions. The book is made up of a number of topic sections, introducing the reader to everyday mathematical concepts and more reasoned arguments on the value of cooperation" --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, John K
Dewey number
330.01/51
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB72
LC item number
.W477 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Cooperation
Label
Do the math! : on growth, greed, and strategic thinking, John K. White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-353)
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 doubling game: from Thomas Malthus to Bernie Madoff -- She told two friends, and they told two friends, and they told two friends... -- The mathematics of change: a new world model -- Fairness and uncertainty: who watches the watchers? -- Statistics made simple: the science of weighting -- A case for correlation: sampling and inference, from Shakespeare to death row to sports competitiveness -- Counting and computers: from Boole to Google and back -- Who to believe? Numbers and the art of deception -- Two kinds of people: those who divide and those who don't -- How to get along: be nice, clear your ice -- Cooperation: the art and science of agreement -- The roots of economic disaster: making money from money
Control code
706020678
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 371 pages
Isbn
9781412999595
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011050634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)706020678
Label
Do the math! : on growth, greed, and strategic thinking, John K. White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-353)
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 doubling game: from Thomas Malthus to Bernie Madoff -- She told two friends, and they told two friends, and they told two friends... -- The mathematics of change: a new world model -- Fairness and uncertainty: who watches the watchers? -- Statistics made simple: the science of weighting -- A case for correlation: sampling and inference, from Shakespeare to death row to sports competitiveness -- Counting and computers: from Boole to Google and back -- Who to believe? Numbers and the art of deception -- Two kinds of people: those who divide and those who don't -- How to get along: be nice, clear your ice -- Cooperation: the art and science of agreement -- The roots of economic disaster: making money from money
Control code
706020678
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 371 pages
Isbn
9781412999595
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011050634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)706020678

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