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William Poundstone

Born: 29-Mar-1955
Birthplace: Morgantown, WV

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Big Secrets

    University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Author of books:
Big Secrets: The Uncensored Truth About All Sorts of Stuff You Are Never Supposed to Know (1983)
The Recursive Universe: Cosmic Complexity and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge (1984)
Bigger Secrets: More Than 125 Things They Prayed You'd Never Find Out (1986)
Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge (1988)
The Ultimate: The Great Armchair Debates Settled Once and for All (1990)
Prisoner's Dilemma: John von Neumann, Game Theory, and the Puzzle of the Bomb (1992)
Biggest Secrets: More Uncensored Truth About All Sorts of Stuff You Are Never Supposed to Know (1993)
Carl Sagan: A Life in the Cosmos (1999, biography)
How Would You Move Mount Fuji? Microsoft's Cult of the Puzzle -- How the World's Smartest Companies Select the Most Creative Thinkers (2003)
Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street (2005)
Gaming the Vote: Why Elections Aren't Fair (and What We Can Do About It) (2008)
Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It) (2010)
Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? (2012, nonfiction)

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