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  1. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

    In this look at financial luck, hedge fund manager Taleb (Dynamic Hedging) addresses the apparently irrational movement of money markets around the world. Using his own investing experience and examples of others’ successes and disappointments, he discusses theories like Monte Carlo math (easy; considered cheating by purists) and the concept of Russian roulette. Taleb tells interesting, well-wrought stories about individual behavior: "While Nero has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams, both personally and intellectually, he is starting to consider himself as having missed a chance somewhere." While serious investors and mathematics enthusiasts will be intrigued, readers looking for practical investment strategies will be disappointed by this rambling intellectual discourse. Tables. 40,000-copy first printing; $150,000 marketing budget.

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  2. Episode 5 | Greenlighter Podcast

    We follow up with John O’Nolan, find out what it feels like to raise $300,000 in 30 days via Kickstarter for “Ghost,” and how his project’s developing. John shares advice on getting publicity, tells us what he wouldn’t do again and how he got Mashable to profile his project.

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