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An Economist Walks Into a Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk

An Economist Walks Into a Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk

為什麼最便宜的機票不要買?:經濟學家教你降低生活中每件事的風險,做出最好的選擇

  • 作者: Allison Schrager
  • 原文出版社:Portfolio
  • 出版日期:2019/04/02
  • 語言:英文
  • 定價:630
  • 優惠價:79498
  • 優惠期限:2019年11月13日止
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內容簡介

  衝浪好手游到有鯊魚的海域,好征服50英尺高的浪,只為了打破職涯紀錄,這值得嗎?
  為了拍一部動作片或是一部恐怖片,而面臨血本無歸的風險,這樣值得嗎?
  性工作者拿一半的收入拿去付「保護費」,就為了能持續工作,這樣值得嗎?
  「風險管理」不只是金融業的課題,生活裡也可以好好運用,做出最好決定!


  大部分的人覺得經濟學家應該要研究一些困難的經濟議題,哪會去管什麼我們該和怎麼樣的人約會、我們該提早多久出發到機場,不過,如果他們碰到備受讚譽的經濟學家兼資深記者Allison Schrager,相信他們就會改觀了!

  表面上,我們的生活無虞,但其實我們每天都承受著或多或少的風險生活著,任何人都不可能選擇過沒有風險的生活,頂多只能選擇風險比較高,或者風險比較小的方式來生活,而且,多數人也不懂得如何衡量自己的選擇風險大小,遑論從自己的衡量哪個選擇對自己更有利。

  你還沒學會怎麼衡量不同選擇的風險、怎麼做出對自己最有利的選擇嗎?現在你有機會學會了!一直以來,Allison致力於研究人們如何在他們的人生及職涯中進行風險管理,並實地訪問各行各業的人們,將此成果集結成冊。

  Allison訪問的人包含——專業撲克玩家,剖析他們在高額賭注下如何保持理性思考;曼哈頓的狗仔隊,了解他們如何偵查出不同狀況下所會面臨的不同風險;在肯塔基州養馬的飼主,習得他們如何分散風險,將損失降到最低的經驗法則;在伊拉克的將領,領略他們如何在不可預測的戰況下領導軍隊——等人們,歸結出風險管理的五大要點。

  在閱讀完本書後,你就可以從嶄新的角度來看自己所面臨的風險,學會判斷哪個利益最大、損失最小的選擇,進而做出最適合自己的決定。(文/博客來編譯)

  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.

Review

  "In this delightful book, financial economist and risk expert Allison Schrager shows us that the same principles employed by multi-billion dollar pension funds can help us improve risk management in our own lives. She teaches these principles while entertaining us with a series of off-the-beaten-path case studies. By creating distance from our own experiences, she allows us to better understand the principles of risk. It works! Whether a complete novice or a seasoned risk professional, the reader is in for a treat: Bon Appetit!" – Robert C Merton, Distinguished Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School & Nobel Laureate
 
  “Allison Schrager offers a highly readable, yet nuanced, guide to navigating the risks inherent in today’s increasingly complex world. A must-read for anyone seeking to command, to govern, or to teach.” –General Stanley McCrystal
 
  “If you want to understand risk better, you have to go into some unconventional settings.  In the tradition of Freakonomics, that’s what Allison Schrager does as an economist, and her book is not just informative—it’s an entertaining read too.” —Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take
 
  "Allison Schrager's An Economist Walks Into a Brothel is the best, most readable, most informative, most adventurous, and most entertaining take on risk you will find." –Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics at George Mason University
 

作者介紹

Author

Allison Schrager

  Allison Schrager is an economist, journalist at Quartz, and co-founder of LifeCycle Finance Partners, LLC, a risk advisory firm. Allison diversified her career by working in finance, policy, and media. She led retirement product innovation at Dimensional Fund Advisors and consulted to international organizations, including the OECD and IMF. She has also been a regular contributor to the Economist, Reuters, and Bloomberg Businessweek. She has a PhD in economics from Columbia University, currently teaches at New York University, and lives in New York City.
 

詳細資料

  • ISBN:9780525542827
  • 規格:平裝 / 240頁 / 15.2 x 22.9 x 1.2 cm / 普通級 / 單色印刷 / 初版
  • 出版地:美國

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