STRATEGY IN POKER, BUSINESS AND WAR by John McDonald

STRATEGY IN POKER, BUSINESS AND WAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The ludicrously interpretative illustrations by Robert Osborn are quite deceptive for this is a serious discussion of the theory of games whose lead off article, on poker, is used as a fundamental of these theories in operation in business, military, economic and political fields. Here is instruction in and analysis of deception and counterdeception, of strategical situations, of mathematical theory which will narrow the gamble to a point where it is irrational to act otherwise, and the application of strategy in all problems. With poker as the laboratory of man's experience, concepts of strategy are drawn from all possible sources -- Sherlock Holmes, Rockefeller, and examples of military chronicles, etc., etc. A portion of the text and certain illustrations come from Fortune articles and the book will make a specialty sale for an audience ready for intellectual exercise.

Pub Date: Aug. 16th, 1950
ISBN: 039331457X
Publisher: Norton