2008-01-13

觀讀聽 13/1/08

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A Mathematician Plays the Market的圖像John Allen Paulos, A Mathematician Plays the Market

The synopsis starts with: "Could a maths expert outwit the stock market and make millions? John Allen Paulos, one of the world’s most renowned mathematicians, decided there was only one way to find out: to take a gamble on the investment game himself. But he soon discovered that even a maths guru can’t beat the market, and making the numbers add up was far harder (and more addictive) than he could ever have imagined."

He who wrote this synopsis obviously had not read the book, otherwise he would have known that Paulos plunged into the stock market and lost spectacularly, before writing this book partly to examine what and why he did wrong.