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An Economist Walks into a Brothel
201905月 

An Economist Walks into a Brothel


作者  /  Allison Schrager

出版社 / PORTFOLIO

出版日期 / 2019/04/02

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

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當經濟學與性交易相遇 挖掘出人生未知的風險
經濟學家Allison Schrager以全新的框架 改變我們對風險的思考方式

當出現高達50英呎的巨浪卻有鯊魚出沒,是否該為了創下世界紀錄而賭命冒險?到底是拍動作片比較危險還是恐怖片?性工作者應該將一半的收入增加保全或是冒險賺取更多的收入?多數人並不期望經濟學家會對這些問題有正確答案,甚至其他日常生活中的大小問題,例如約會對象的挑選或到底要多提早抵達機場。那是因為多數人並不認識經濟學家Allison Schrager,她致力於研究如何管理生活和職業生涯中的各種風險。

多數人並不知道如何測量風險,並從中獲得最大的良機。作者在本書中分享5大準則幫助讀者有效處理風險,而這些準則來自於全球各大熱愛冒險者的經驗。她曾專訪職業撲克玩家如何面對高額賭注時仍保持理性;狗仔團隊如何有效完成跟監且面臨各種不同的風險;飼馬員又是如何分散風險以將損失降到最低;如何有效領導軍隊面臨及應對未知的危險。Schrager所提出的關鍵準則,對許多不成則敗的決策方式和越來越多需要面臨的日常問題,提出的解決方法非常值得借鑒。

Is it worth swimming in shark-infested waters to surf a 50-foot, career-record wave?

Is it riskier to make an action movie or a horror movie?

Should sex workers forfeit 50 percent of their income for added security or take a chance and keep the extra money?


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.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681698429007
ISBN 13 /9780525542827
ISBN 10 /0525542825
EAN /9780525542827

頁數240
尺寸22.9X15.2CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文




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