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The IgNobel Prize-winning author of

*How to Dunk a Doughnut*draws on the science of game theory to explain how human beings cooperate in everyday life.-
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Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life

- November 4, 2008

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Ami Iida

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life In this book the contents are not accompanied with respect title . It is inadequate mathematical commentary. I recommend you to read other game theory's books.

Tracy

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life Things I learned from reading this book: always go with paper, never trust your fellow man, and be the first to take the deal. It's a pretty basic explanation of game theory and how it can be seen in everyday interactions.

Nate

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life Nice to get acquainted with some of the most important game theory problems. However, the personal anecdotes didn't always fit and sometimes seemed invented.

Nathan

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life Awesome book! It took me three check-outs and $2.40 in late fees, but I finally finished it. Well worth the time/money.

A Google User

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life In this book the contents are not accompanied with respect title . It is inadequate mathematical commentary. I recommend you to read other game theory's books.

A Google User

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life Things I learned from reading this book: always go with paper, never trust your fellow man, and be the first to take the deal. It's a pretty basic explanation of game theory and how it can be seen in everyday interactions.

User reviews

Ami Iida

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life In this book the contents are not accompanied with respect title . It is inadequate mathematical commentary. I recommend you to read other game theory's books.

Tracy

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life Things I learned from reading this book: always go with paper, never trust your fellow man, and be the first to take the deal. It's a pretty basic explanation of game theory and how it can be seen in everyday interactions.

Nate

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life Nice to get acquainted with some of the most important game theory problems. However, the personal anecdotes didn't always fit and sometimes seemed invented.

Nathan

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life Awesome book! It took me three check-outs and $2.40 in late fees, but I finally finished it. Well worth the time/money.

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life In this book the contents are not accompanied with respect title . It is inadequate mathematical commentary. I recommend you to read other game theory's books.

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life Things I learned from reading this book: always go with paper, never trust your fellow man, and be the first to take the deal. It's a pretty basic explanation of game theory and how it can be seen in everyday interactions.

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life Nice to get acquainted with some of the most important game theory problems. However, the personal anecdotes didn't always fit and sometimes seemed invented.

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life Awesome book! It took me three check-outs and $2.40 in late fees, but I finally finished it. Well worth the time/money.

Benjamin

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life Game theory investigates the motives and dilemmas of social interactions relative to selfishness and cooperation. As we understand game theory we can increase our chances of finding satisfying ...

Kater Cheek

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life Game Theory is one of those subjects I only know a little bit about, and this book promised to lead me to understand it with a cheerful, pop-science writing style. In a way, it succeeded, in that it's ...

Grayson Queen

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Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life I knew I had seen too many TV explanations of Game Theory. Fisher does an excellent job of explaining Game Theory in a non-mathematical way. Though I suppose most people interested in Game Theory are ...

Leonidas Kaplan

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life Fundamental, non-mathematical overview of "Game-Theory" as it applies to human and animal behavior. How to win or achieve mutual satisfaction within a confrontation from varying degrees and methods ...

Nick Gotch

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Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life The first thing you'll want to know before looking any further is: what is game theory? It's more than just a bunch of math for how games work, it applies across the board to a whole host of social ...

Ryan Groesbeck

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life The author achieved his stated goal : I now find myself shouting "Game theory!" at things that happen in life that I hadn't previously thought of in those terms. So that's good, I suppose. It's a good ...

Donna Woodwell

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life This book is exactly what it claims to be: game theory for dummies. Len Fisher is not a game theorist, but a chemist with a talent for popularizing science. This book is an exploration of his ...

Bestand

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life Like other reviewers, I found this book light on details. I was also misled to believe that it was primarily a book on game theory. Having now read it and been disappointed in its game theory content ...

Ninakix

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life I was excited to read this book, I'd taken a little bit of Economics in school that brushed up against game theory, and I wanted to see how this would apply to some different situations. But when I ...

Jerry Smith

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Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life This book has been on my "to read" shelf for ages and I finally got around to picking it up after having read "Soccernomics" which alludes to game theory in a discussion about penalty shoot outs. It ...

Daniel Solera

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life Game theory is a concept that has come up several times in particular conversations, usually leaving me stupefied because I didn't really know what it meant. Honestly, after reading Len Fisher's book ...

Ethan

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life This is a decent book for a very basic introduction to game theory, and the author's writing style is engaging, but this is a very light treatment. There's very little math involved, but plenty of ...

Kaara

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life This book is a sort of layman's explanation of game theory and how game theory, which is generally associated with competition, can be employed to promote cooperation among individuals, communities ...

Jennifer

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life Really interesting pop-science explanation of how game theory relates to everyday life. If you like things like Freakonomics then this might be book for you. A little physics and logic but it's pretty ...

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life Like other reviewers, I found this book light on details. I was also misled to believe that it was primarily a book on game theory. Having now read it and been disappointed in its game theory content ...

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life The first thing you'll want to know before looking any further is: what is game theory? It's more than just a bunch of math for how games work, it applies across the board to a whole host of social ...

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life Game theory is a concept that has come up several times in particular conversations, usually leaving me stupefied because I didn't really know what it meant. Honestly, after reading Len Fisher's book ...

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life Game Theory is one of those subjects I only know a little bit about, and this book promised to lead me to understand it with a cheerful, pop-science writing style. In a way, it succeeded, in that it's ...

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life This book is a sort of layman's explanation of game theory and how game theory, which is generally associated with competition, can be employed to promote cooperation among individuals, communities ...

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life Game theory investigates the motives and dilemmas of social interactions relative to selfishness and cooperation. As we understand game theory we can increase our chances of finding satisfying ...

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life I knew I had seen too many TV explanations of Game Theory. Fisher does an excellent job of explaining Game Theory in a non-mathematical way. Though I suppose most people interested in Game Theory are ...

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life Fundamental, non-mathematical overview of "Game-Theory" as it applies to human and animal behavior. How to win or achieve mutual satisfaction within a confrontation from varying degrees and methods ...

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life The author achieved his stated goal : I now find myself shouting "Game theory!" at things that happen in life that I hadn't previously thought of in those terms. So that's good, I suppose. It's a good ...

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life This book is exactly what it claims to be: game theory for dummies. Len Fisher is not a game theorist, but a chemist with a talent for popularizing science. This book is an exploration of his ...

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life I was excited to read this book, I'd taken a little bit of Economics in school that brushed up against game theory, and I wanted to see how this would apply to some different situations. But when I ...

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life This book has been on my "to read" shelf for ages and I finally got around to picking it up after having read "Soccernomics" which alludes to game theory in a discussion about penalty shoot outs. It ...

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life This is a decent book for a very basic introduction to game theory, and the author's writing style is engaging, but this is a very light treatment. There's very little math involved, but plenty of ...

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life Really interesting pop-science explanation of how game theory relates to everyday life. If you like things like Freakonomics then this might be book for you. A little physics and logic but it's pretty ...

Andrew Kaiser

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life No stars don't mean a bad book; it just means a bad system for rating one. Fisher's approach to game theory was scientific, but without its esotericism. The subject is no longer overwhelming, and I ...

Matt Erickson

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors : Game Theory in Everyday Life The book discusses social inequality, or the "have not's" in society to a "prisoner's dilemma". The idea that if people always act in their own self interest they may lose the benefit of what the ...

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life No stars don't mean a bad book; it just means a bad system for rating one. Fisher's approach to game theory was scientific, but without its esotericism. The subject is no longer overwhelming, and I ...

A Google User

Goodreads

Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life The book discusses social inequality, or the "have not's" in society to a "prisoner's dilemma". The idea that if people always act in their own self interest they may lose the benefit of what the ...

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