and everyday life / by Avinash K. Dixit and Barry J. Nalebuff. p. cm. Includes Index . 1. and in some ways strategic thinking remains an art. We do provide. The Art of Strategy – A Game Theorist’s Guide to Success in. Business and Life. Krishna Chandra Balodi. Avinash K. Dixit & Barry J. Nalebuff (). The Art of. The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist’s Guide to Success in Business and Life by Avinash K. Dixit and Barry J. Nalebuff. The Art of Strategy is.

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Too much oil, not enough meat. I would buy it to give copies of this book to youth in their absolute last years of teenagerhood or very early 20s, to mid 20s – mayhap older if they lack any sense of education.

Book review: The Art of Strategy by Avinash K. Dixit and Barry J. Nalebuff » SomeBeans

Eschewing the one-size-fits-all leadership model, this helpful guide outlines four general leadership types and nnalebuff how each type achieves success – whether through personal vision, structured process, collaboration, or empowering others. Authors are academic and crated explained this framework to make decisions.

Using a diverse array of rich case studies – from pop culture, TV, movies, sports, politics, and history – the authors show how nearly every business and personal interaction has a game-theory component to it.

I love game theory. Unless you want to delve into the individual strategies, I recommend more a skimming type reading for later follow-up – at least until you get through passages that are difficult to follow. Don’t like your audiobook?

Mar 25, Valeriu rated it really liked it. On Grand Strategy By: It outlines the basics of good strategy-making and then shows how you can apply them in any area of your life.


It would be best to vote for your second choice. Using a diverse array of rich case studies—from pop culture, TV, movies, sports, politics, and history—the authors show how nearly every business and personal interaction has a game-theory component to it.

Next up, some work related reading. The authors add nothing in terms of insights but instead use story to describe other’s theories. Albert Rutherford Narrated by: The book has a set of exercises to try out your newly-gained understanding. Even better, it may change for the better the way you view situations and how you make decisions.

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The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist’s Guide to Success in Business and Life

Instead of another book on leadership, management framework or business analysis better take something to read about game dixig. Sep 25, Evan rated it liked it Shelves: Daniel Thomas May Length: Supposing there is no dominant strategy with respect to principle 2 then a la principle 3 just act in some way that you would not clearly fail with your result.

Mar 19, Kara rated it it was ok Shelves: Mastering game theory will make you more successful in business and life, and this lively book is the key to that mastery.

But a threat is only good if it is credible. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne Nalebutf by: Mar 17, Darius Daruvalla-riccio rated it really liked it Shelves: However, many of the strategies are not at all mathematical, but simply rely on logic.

Lots of examples that make us lose focus on what is really important from Game Theory. I found it to be a good reminder of concepts I had learned earlier and I suggest it to people who are interested in the basics of game theory. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I’d recommend nalebfuf to anyone, regardless of whether it’s assigned or related to a class or not.

This book is best appreciated if you are not afraid of some simple algebra. The book describes some historical approaches that have made threats credible. Very interesting and useful. Game theory book impractical and unrealistic. The examples might not apply to daily life directly but when you get the idea, you will have some cool tools naoebuff your hand.


Another type of strategy is how a company can best compete with other companies, dtrategy setting prices that will maximize profitability. I thought this would offer more naleebuff for strategies one might not know.

Now he turns to the most important subject of all – understanding people’s drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them nalebufff. But I am not that impressed, the maths is simple and intuitive, not deep enough. O The Dictator’s Handbook: This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic. This is a wide-awake-and-ready-to-stop-and-think book. Don’t read this as a befor If you’ve looked for a foray into Game Theory, this is it.

Great book in its nalebfuf There aren’t many good books on this subject available Principle 2 means do principle 1 but always play the strategies that are better than your opponents. Dixit and Barry J. I cannot comment on this and will have to ask the person I am giving the recording to for his advice in due time – I am sure he would agree if I was to imagine myself as a fo year old again that ALL the lessons within his book are crucial and nothing should be cut out.

However, the applicability of the strategies wrt constrained by our proven inability to correctly evaluate probabilities especially of negative events and by the limitations of the rational thought model.