Principle 1 means think about the possible results of your actions in relation to who you are interacting with and try as much as possible to play your best strategy at each move according to what would result. Principle 2 means do principle 1 but always play the strategies that are better than your opponents. 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. Game theory is not an exact science. Game theory is the study of strategic decision making and behaviour, and while it is a whole discipline of study in itself, this book written by academics in the field is not a textbook but a written for a general audience that while being accessible to a non-specialists, still manages to be a rigorous introduction into the subject, all the while being fun and engaging through the examples used and The Art of Strategy is a brilliant book about game theory written for a popular, general audience. Game theory is the study of strategic decision making and behaviour, and while it is a whole discipline of study in itself, this book written by academics in the field is not a textbook but a written for a general audience that while being accessible to a non-specialists, still manages to be a rigorous introduction into the subject, all the while being fun and engaging through the examples used and discussed.
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Dimensions: 8. Long live economics! Sherrerd University Professor of Economics at Princeton University, where he offered his popular freshman course in game theory.
Barry J. Most helpful customer reviews of people found the following review helpful. Buy "Thinking Strategically" By J. Kim Of course. It is an updated version of their best selling book [Thinking Strategically]. I have taught an introduction to Game Theory course to college undergraduates for years and used their earlier version "Thinking strategically" as a textbook.
They put too much materials about their ABC documentary which was taken under Dr. I have no idea why this is touted as a "sequel. It is game theory explained in an accessible way. I love game theory. I studied economics in college, and game theory had been my favorite class. I enjoyed Thinking Strategically and looked forward to reading this one. I was disappointed. A masterpiece By ServantofGod This is simply one of the best books I had read on either game theory or strategy. Below please find some of my favorite passages for your reference.
What makes something a game: you have to take into account the objectives and strategies of the other players. But if you are playing a game, then you have to consider how the other player will be acting and how those decisions will influence your strategy. Pg6 Sailboat racing offers the chance to observe an interesting reversal of a "follow the leader" strategy. The leading sailboat usually copies the strategy of the trailing boat.
When the follower racks, so does the leader. The imitates the follower even when the follower is clearly pursuing a poor strategy. If you have the lead. The surest way to stay ahead is to play monkey see, monkey do. Stock market analysts and economic forecasters are not immune to this copycat strategy. On the other hand, new comers take the risky strategies; they tend to predict boom or doom. Usually they are wrong and are never heard of again but now and again they are proven correct and move to the ranks of the famous.
If a player bets only when he ahs a strong hand, the other players will soon figure this out. Those who raise back will have even stronger hands, and so our poor player will end up a big loser. To get others to bet against a strong hand, they have to think you might be bluffing. To convince them of this possibility, it helps to bet often enough so that you must be bluffing some of the time. This leads to an interesting dilemma. To convince others to raise your bets, you also need to get caught bluffing.
You need to consider what they know, what motivates them, and even how they think about you. When thinking strategically, you have to work extra hard to understand the perspective and interactions of all the other players in the game, including ones who may be silent. That brings us to one last point. You may be thinking you are playing one game, but it is only part of a larger game. There is always a larger game.
Pg28 If you have to take some risks, it is often better to do so as quickly as possible. This is obvious to those who play tennis You may still have time to take some other options that can bring you back to or even ahead of where you were.
The wisdom of taking risks early applies to most aspects of life, whether it be career choices, investments, or dating. Pg63 See all 55 customer reviews Dixit, Barry J.
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Dixit and Barry J. Nalebuff Various vote-tallying systems could take these preferences into account, and come up with a fairer assessment of the most-preferred candidate. 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 enjoyed Thinking Strategically and looked forward to reading this one. In real life, chess is an example of a sequential game and a sealed bid auction is a simultaneous game. I would not recommend this book to a beginner learning Game Theo Lots of examples that make us lose focus on what is really important from Game Theory.
The Art of Strategy : A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life
The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life