The title of this post is taken from an article on the The Situationist Blog. The Situationist links to review of Leonard Mlodinow’s new book titled, The Drunkard’s Walk- How Randomness Rules Our Lives. The book reminds me of Taleb’s, Fooled By Randomness.
Publisher’s Summary of Book:
In this irreverent and illuminating book, acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, change, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from a casual conversation to a major financial setback. As a result, successes and failures in life are often attributed to clear and obvious cases, when in actuality they are more profoundly influenced by chance.