Poundstone, William (1003973)
Poundstone, William (1003973)

William Poundstone

William Poundstone is the author of fourteen books--including Rock Breaks Scissors, Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?, How Would You Move Mount Fuji?, and Fortune's Formula, which was Amazon Editor's pick for the number one nonfiction book of the year. He has written for the Believer, the Economist, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Esquire, Harper's, Harvard Business Review, the New York Times op-ed page and Book Review, and Village Voice. Follow Poundstone on Twitter (@WPoundstone) and learn more at his website, home.williampoundstone.net.


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Rock Breaks Scissors

Rock Breaks Scissors

by William Poundstone

"An ingenious guide to outsmarting others." --Kirkus Reviews



Will the next tennis serve go right or left? Will home prices go up or down? We're all in the business of anticipating the actions of others. Most people are poor at it, hard-wired to bet on "trends" and "winning streaks ...

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