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The Resource Fortune's formula : The untold story of the scientific betting system that beat the casinos and wall street., William Poundstone, (sound recording audiobook download)

Fortune's formula : The untold story of the scientific betting system that beat the casinos and wall street., William Poundstone, (sound recording audiobook download)

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Fortune's formula : The untold story of the scientific betting system that beat the casinos and wall street.
Title
Fortune's formula
Title remainder
The untold story of the scientific betting system that beat the casinos and wall street.
Statement of responsibility
William Poundstone
Creator
Contributor
Language
eng
Summary
In 1956 two Bell Labs scientists discovered the scientific formula for getting rich. One was mathematician Claude Shannon, neurotic father of our digital age, whose genius is ranked with Einstein's. The other was John L. Kelly Jr., a Texas-born, gun-toting physicist. Together they applied the science of information theory—the basis of computers and the Internet—to the problem of making as much money as possible, as fast as possible. Shannon and MIT mathematician Edward O. Thorp took the "Kelly formula" to Las Vegas. It worked. They realized that there was even more money to be made in the stock market. Thorp used the Kelly system with his phenomenonally successful hedge fund, Princeton-Newport Partners. Shannon became a successful investor, too, topping even Warren Buffett's rate of return. Fortune's Formula traces how the Kelly formula sparked controversy even as it made fortunes at racetracks, casinos, and trading desks. It reveals the dark side of this alluring scheme, which is founded on exploiting an insider's edge. Shannon believed it was possible for a smart investor to beat the market—and William Poundstone's Fortune's Formula will convince you that he was right
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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Poundstone, William
PerformerNote
Narrator: Jeremy Arthur
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Arthur, Jeremy
Label
Fortune's formula : The untold story of the scientific betting system that beat the casinos and wall street., William Poundstone, (sound recording audiobook download)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3284443
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Publication
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Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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online resource
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Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
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rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (9 audio files)
Form of item
electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9781427294821
Media category
  • audio
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
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  • remote
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unknown
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Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 282349 KB)
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Label
Fortune's formula : The untold story of the scientific betting system that beat the casinos and wall street., William Poundstone, (sound recording audiobook download)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3284443
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (9 audio files)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427294821
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
dd617451-3295-4856-b672-b2732f03813e
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
System details
Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 282349 KB)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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