â€ś[Taleb is] Wall Streetâ€™s principal dissident. . . . [Fooled By Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Lutherâ€™s ninety-nine theses were to the Catholic Church.â€ťâ€“Malcolm Gladwell, The New YorkerFinally in paperback, the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about the markets and the world.This book is about luck: more precisely how we perceive luck in our personal and professional experiences. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skillâ€“the world of businessâ€“Fooled by Randomness is an irreverent, iconoclastic, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining exploration of one of the least understood forces in all of our lives.