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The Resource Radical uncertainty, John Kay, Mervyn King

Radical uncertainty, John Kay, Mervyn King

Label
Radical uncertainty
Title
Radical uncertainty
Statement of responsibility
John Kay, Mervyn King
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Uncertainty pervades the big decisions we all make in our lives. How much should we pay into our pensions each month? Should we take regular exercise? Expand the business? Change our strategy? Enter a trade agreement? Take an expensive holiday? We do not know what the future will hold. But we must make decisions anyway. So we crave certainties which cannot exist and invent knowledge we cannot have. But humans are successful because they have adapted to an environment that they understand only imperfectly. Throughout history we have developed a variety of ways of coping with the radical uncertainty that defines our lives. This incisive and eye-opening book draws on biography, history, mathematics, economics, and philosophy to highlight the most successful - and most short-sighted - methods of dealing with an unknowable future
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Kay, J. A.
Dewey number
  • 330'.019
  • 330.019
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
King, Mervyn A
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Uncertainty
  • Decision making
  • Economics
  • Economics
Target audience
specialized
Label
Radical uncertainty, John Kay, Mervyn King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781408712603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 528 pages
Isbn
9781408712603
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Radical uncertainty, John Kay, Mervyn King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781408712603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 528 pages
Isbn
9781408712603
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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