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. Avinash Dixit’s Art of Strategy is an informative book and a little boring. . Dixit and Nalebuff provide an exceptionally good introduction to game theory without. 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.

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While catering to a reader with little to no knowledge nalsbuff this subject, this also has sections for people with a more formal understanding of the theory. From solving problems by backwards reasoning, to making strategies credible, to analysing how best to cooperate and coordinate, each chapter of this book was fascinating to read in its discussion of a game theory topic and applications to very understandable examples.

The book has a set of exercises to try ahd your newly-gained understanding. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Principle 2 means do principle 1 but always play the strategies that are better than your opponents. If this book was written differently, maybe it would have required idxit effort to read but it can be understood as long as you focus. This probably resulted from a mix of how much the book interested me and the amount of focus that it took to keep reading it.

It walks through a bunch of important ideas in Game Theory, from auctions to equilibrium in games. I found this book to be a helpful overview of strategy and game theory concepts. View all 3 comments. Game Theory allows one to detach from the situation and assess it with a cold rationality If you are unfamiliar with Game Theory then this book is for you, if on the other hand og already are aware of it then it’ll be a good review.


Similarly, it would refer back to points raised in the early chapters and it was important that you remembered these. It’s kind of an art and a science.

Apr 29, C rated it it was amazing. Game theory is the study of strategic decision making and behaviour, and while steategy 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.

But, what if the election was predicted to be much closer; what would the best strategy be then? Prior to reading this book, my only experience with understanding game theory was watching A Beautiful Mind as a kid. The second part of the nalebhff concentrates more on everyday and business problems, and strategies to achieve optimal solutions.

Quotes from The Art of Strate Books by Avinash K. I love game theory. May 06, Sai rated it it was amazing Shelves: See 1 question about The Art of Strategy….

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

Another type of strategy is how a company can best compete with other nalebuft, by setting prices that will maximize profitability. Recent Posts Review of the year: The book went over the basics of game theory, gave general guidelines on how to use it and then went over its applications in the real world.

Unless you want to delve into the individual strategies, I recommend more a skimming type reading for later follow-up – at least napebuff you get or passages that are difficult to follow. This book is sort of like a layman’s intro to game theory. Gostei Legal de ler. On the other hand, it was kind of nice to see some exercises related to pricing, etc. I really wanted to like it, but could never fully come around to it. If you just want to find out more about the theory and how it’s applied to really common situations, read it.


The complexity of real sequential games, such as chess, means we cannot inspect all possible paths in the game tree, even with high power computing. Do big-time investors see straegy that most people miss?

This book really fascinated me but it ary a lot of mental effort to get through. Nash equilibria are those moves which could not be improved, even given knowledge of an opponents moves. Avinash Dixit’s Art of Strategy is an informative book and a little boring.

Game theory means rigorous strategic thinking. Such is the power of the book that it is hard for me not to see many situations all around through the lens of game theory. Next up, some work related reading.

The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist’s Guide to Success in Business and Life by Avinash K. Dixit

Unfortunately, I think I failed to digest some of the more quantitative aspects of game theory. A primer in game theory, but the book got rather boring and was much longer than needed. If so, its really damn interesting.

There’s no guarantee that you’re going to interact well with people as a result of reading something like this ans. Don’t read this as a before-sleep-pass-out-book. Various vote-tallying systems could take these preferences into account, and stratefy up with a fairer assessment of the most-preferred candidate.

Sep 25, Evan rated it liked it Shelves: Oct 17, Dan rated it really liked it Shelves: It would be a disservice to the book to try summarising its points or discussions engaged in. The basic principles are: