Randomness, Luck, and other Situational Sources of Success and Failure

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.

Video of Mlodinow discussing his book at Google Authors

Click Here for Original Situationist Article

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21. August 2008 by Miguel Barbosa
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