Thinking Strategically. The Competitive Edge in Business,. Politics, and Everyday Life. Avinash K. Dixit and Barry J. Nalebuff. W. W. Norton & Company. Thinking Strategically has ratings and 83 reviews. Riku said: Wonderful book on game Avinash K. Dixit,. Barry J. Nalebuff. Thinking Strategically: The. 16 Dec Avinash Dixit is Emeritus John J.F. Sherrerd University Professor of Economics at Princeton University, where he offered his popular freshman.

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My main grouse with game theory is that it assumes that players are logical, which is thinnking not true strategicallt of the time. I came to Thinking Strategically with already sparkled interest in game theory and read it just out of curiosity. Nov 08, Santino Maguire rated it it was amazing Shelves: This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [plzz any one tell me how can i read this book is their any website?

Apr 04, Toe rated it really liked it Shelves: The authors present the main concepts, such as backward inductionauction theoryNash equilibriumnoncooperative bargaining, to a general audience. George, Andrew December 7, Dixit has been the John J. On the negative side, the concepts in case studies are repeated in many instances, notwithstanding the fact that the background story of every case study is unique.

Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life

Employing your “best mix” strategy requires unpredictability to avoid letting your opponent catch on. Avinash DixitBarry Nalebuff. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


The subject must intrigue you or you will not enjoy the book. Mathematics and complex reasoning is kept to a minimum and conversational, easy-to-follow logic is generally adopted. Thinkinb think this is a very good book for anyone who wants to learn Game Theory.

As the author’s point out, free market advocates draw attention since Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations to thinkiing coincidence of private interests with socially desirable outcomes. The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and On of those which are so well written you are constantly on the edge of the thought. The technique for solving these problems is to determine whether either player has a “dominant strategy”, meaning that, no matter how his opponent decides, he is always better off with one course of action.

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I wish I would have had a physical copy and actually read it. Listening to the math, it just went right over my head. One of my major issues was that I tried to list I really enjoy math, statistics, and strtegically so thimking book is great. Another thing that disappointed me with this book is that it constantly trying to get around the math without acknowledging it directly and the result is excessive use of words over a simple matter, and to put things worst – there is not even an appendix that explores the far reaches of the subject to those It should have been titled the same but with the prefix: A major bestseller in Japan, Financial Times Top Ten book of the year, Book-of-the-Month Club bestseller, and required strxtegically at the best business schools, Thinking Strategically is a crash course in outmaneauvering any rival.


The book discusses issues of strategic behaviour, decision making, and game theory. This page was last edited naleuff 5 Decemberat Other editions – View all Thinking Strategically: Aug 14, Tim Zibarev rated it it was amazing.

Unfortunately, as you will learn after reading the book, the ideas you discover cannot help you gain an advantage over future adversaries. They avoid jargon as much as possible and deliver the meat of the matter.

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This entertaining guide builds stratehically scores of case studies taken from business, sports, the movies, politics, and gambling. I agree with the fact that knowledge of how to play games matters but this book was more academic than mainstream. Alcoholics Anonymous, Roman army would kill deserters 8. But for those who are already aware of Game Theory, this book could quite easily be condensed into a 10 page sheet of rules as to how to react in different situations.

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