We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - An Economist Walks Into A Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk by Allison Schrager

Most people wouldn't expect an economist to have an answer to these questions-or to other questions of daily life, such as who to date or how early to leave for the airport. But those people haven't met Allison Schrager, an economist and award-winning journalist who has spent her career examining how people manage risk in their lives and careers.

Whether we realize it or not, we all take risks large and small every day. Even the most cautious among us cannot opt out-the question is always which risks to take, not whether to take them at all. What most of us don't know is how to measure those risks and maximize the chances of getting what we want out of life.

In An Economist Walks into a Brothel, Schrager equips readers with five principles for dealing with risk, principles used by some of the world's most interesting risk takers. For instance, she interviews a professional poker player about how to stay rational when the stakes are high, a paparazzo in Manhattan about how to spot different kinds of risk, horse breeders in Kentucky about how to diversify risk and minimize losses, and a war general who led troops in Iraq about how to prepare for what we don't see coming.

When you start to look at risky decisions through Schrager's new framework, you can increase the upside to any situation and better mitigate the downsides.

Buy An Economist Walks Into A Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk by Allison Schrager from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780525542827
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 150mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Portfolio
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2019
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - An Economist Walks Into A Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk by Allison Schrager

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about An Economist Walks Into A Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk book by Allison Schrager and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


A Preview for this title is currently not available.

Books By Allison Schrager

An Economist Walks Into A Brothel by Allison Schrager
Hardback, April 2019
$59.51 $66.12