William Poundstone





William Poundstone

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William Poundstone is the author of more than ten non-fiction books, including 'Fortune's Formula', which was the Amazon Editors' Pick for #1 non-fiction book of 2005. Poundstone has written for The New York Times, Psychology Today, Esquire, Harpers, The Economist, and Harvard Business Review. He has appeared on the Today Show, The David Letterman Show and hundreds of radio talk-shows throughout the world. Poundstone studied physics at MIT and many of his ideas concern the social and financial impact of scientific ideas. His books have sold over half a million copies worldwide.


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In the next few days more people than ever will struggle to invent new passwords in a short time. How should you do it?
The good news: More and more browsers and operating systems can generate long, random passwords. They would be tough to remember but you don't have to remember them. The browser or OS stores them.
The bad news: You're trusting the security of that browser or OS. OpenSSL was als... Read more of this blog post »
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Fortune's Formula: The Unto...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 1,159 ratings4 editions
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Are You Smart Enough to Wor...
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 1,173 ratings — published 2014 — 23 editions
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Prisoner's Dilemma
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 764 ratings — published 1992 — 14 editions
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How Would You Move Mount Fu...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 927 ratings — published 2003 — 20 editions
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Priceless: The Myth of Fair...
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 612 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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Labyrinths of Reason: Parad...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 1988 — 8 editions
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Carl Sagan: A Life in the C...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 209 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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Gaming the Vote: Why Electi...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Big Secrets
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 1983 — 5 editions
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Rock Breaks Scissors: A Pra...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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“Isn't human mind a funny thing? A bullet is a bullet, dead is dead. The reduction in probability of your demise is precisely the same in both cases. Why isn't your price the same?”
William Poundstone, Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value

“The stumbling block isn't the certainty effect per se. It's the way that smart people are influenced by mere words, by the way the choices are framed.”
William Poundstone, Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value

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