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A Calculated Risk

A Calculated Risk
Author : Katherine Neville
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release Date : 2015-07-21
Category : Fiction
Total pages :401
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A female financial whiz plans the perfect bank heist in this “high-tech, high-stakes” thriller from the #1 international-bestselling author of The Eight (The Washington Post). Verity Banks is the one of the most powerful women in finance, but she still reports to a man. Her boss not only refuses to implement her security plan to safeguard customers’ deposits, he also sabotages her shot at becoming director of security at the Federal Reserve. Outraged, Verity decides to take revenge by hitting her boss where it will hurt the most: right in his company’s balance sheet. She is about to begin her assault when she hears from the last person she ever expected to see again, Zoltan Tor. A brilliant computer scientist who taught Verity everything she knows, Zoltan will help her if she agrees to an outlandish wager: Which of them can steal $1 billion, invest it to make $30 million in three months, and return it before anyone notices? Verity can use a computer; Zoltan will do it the old-fashioned way. To beat Zoltan at his own game, Verity will risk her fortune, her professional reputation—and her life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Katherine Neville including rare images from her life and travels.

Calculated Risks

Calculated Risks
Author : Gerd Gigerenzer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2015-11-10
Category : Social Science
Total pages :288
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At the beginning of the twentieth century, H. G. Wells predicted that statistical thinking would be as necessary for citizenship in a technological world as the ability to read and write. But in the twenty-first century, we are often overwhelmed by a baffling array of percentages and probabilities as we try to navigate in a world dominated by statistics. Cognitive scientist Gerd Gigerenzer says that because we haven't learned statistical thinking, we don't understand risk and uncertainty. In order to assess risk -- everything from the risk of an automobile accident to the certainty or uncertainty of some common medical screening tests -- we need a basic understanding of statistics. Astonishingly, doctors and lawyers don't understand risk any better than anyone else. Gigerenzer reports a study in which doctors were told the results of breast cancer screenings and then were asked to explain the risks of contracting breast cancer to a woman who received a positive result from a screening. The actual risk was small because the test gives many false positives. But nearly every physician in the study overstated the risk. Yet many people will have to make important health decisions based on such information and the interpretation of that information by their doctors. Gigerenzer explains that a major obstacle to our understanding of numbers is that we live with an illusion of certainty. Many of us believe that HIV tests, DNA fingerprinting, and the growing number of genetic tests are absolutely certain. But even DNA evidence can produce spurious matches. We cling to our illusion of certainty because the medical industry, insurance companies, investment advisers, and election campaigns have become purveyors of certainty, marketing it like a commodity. To avoid confusion, says Gigerenzer, we should rely on more understandable representations of risk, such as absolute risks. For example, it is said that a mammography screening reduces the risk of breast cancer by 25 percent. But in absolute risks, that means that out of every 1,000 women who do not participate in screening, 4 will die; while out of 1,000 women who do, 3 will die. A 25 percent risk reduction sounds much more significant than a benefit that 1 out of 1,000 women will reap. This eye-opening book explains how we can overcome our ignorance of numbers and better understand the risks we may be taking with our money, our health, and our lives.

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Calculated Risk (Large Print 16pt)
Author : Mark W. Clark
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date : 2011-04-01
Category :
Total pages :764
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Mark W. Clark was a major figure in World War II. He was prominent as one of the top American commanders. Together with Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, and George S. Patton, Jr., Clark was widely regarded as being responsible for victory on the European side of the conflict. - from the introduction One of the great World War II memoirs by a legendary American general in charge of operations in North Africa and Italy. General Mark W. Clark recounts his wartime exploits and tells the story of the battles in Tunisia and Italy with verve and attention to key detail. An unparalleled account by a great military leader.

Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
Author : Robert M. Sharp
Publisher : Irwin Professional Publishing
Release Date : 1986
Category : Investments
Total pages :202
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Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
Author : Janie Crouch
Publisher : Harlequin
Release Date : 2019-07-01
Category : Fiction
Total pages :256
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She thought she was finally safe, But her past won’t let her go. Sheriff’s deputy Tanner Dempsey is just doing his job when he stops a shoplifter trying to steal diapers and formula. But something about this frightened young woman makes him want to do more. Bree Daniels is grateful for Tanner’s help, but there’s so much she can never tell him… The truth is dangerous to everyone she lets into her life—and could be lethal to Tanner.

Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
Author : George Leopold
Publisher : Purdue University Press
Release Date : 2016
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :378
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Unlike other American astronauts, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom never had the chance to publish his memoirs—save for an account of his role in the Gemini program—before the tragic launch pad fire on January 27, 1967, which took his life and those of Edward White and Roger Chaffee. The international prestige of winning the Moon Race cannot be understated, and Grissom played a pivotal and enduring role in securing that legacy for the United States. Indeed, Grissom was first and foremost a Cold Warrior, a member of the first group of Mercury astronauts whose goal it was to beat the Soviet Union to the moon. Drawing on extensive interviews with fellow astronauts, NASA engineers, family members, and friends of Gus Grissom, George Leopold delivers a comprehensive survey of Grissom’s life that places his career in the context of the Cold War and the history of human spaceflight. Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom adds significantly to our understanding of that tumultuous period in American history. --Publisher

Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2000
Category : Detective and mystery stories
Total pages :426
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Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
Author : W. M. Greenfield
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1986
Category : Entrepreneurship
Total pages :483
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Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
Author : Melissa F. Miller
Publisher : Brown Street Books
Release Date : 2017
Category : Indian baskets
Total pages :129
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A Calculated Risk

A Calculated Risk
Author : Evan Wilson
Publisher : Clerisy Press
Release Date : 2009-09-01
Category : Political Science
Total pages :384
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In the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust, the Truman White House led the effort to establish the state of Israel. But, was it inevitable that the U.S. would endorse the concept of a Jewish state? Was U.S. policy entirely pro-Jewish? To what extent did the State Department influence Presidents Roosevelt and Truman in regard to Palestine? How aware were the two presidents of the probable consequences of their decisions about the Middle East? A Calculated Risk explores these questions and more. It examines the intricate international diplomacy that helped pave the way for the creation of the Jewish state and evaluates the conflicting pressures brought to bear on the U.S. with respect to the Palestine question, and specifically the recognition of Israel, from 1942-1948. Impartial, well researched, and highly readable, it tells the complete story of the balancing act that changed the geopolitical landscape in the Middle East.

A Calculated Risk

A Calculated Risk
Author : Evan M. Wilson
Publisher : Menasha Ridge Press
Release Date : 2008
Category : Political Science
Total pages :383
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For millennia, the Middle East has been the locus of cultural, religious, and world history. The epicenter for the past sixty-years has been the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an intractable spiral of ethnic animosity and violence sparked by the birth of the State of Israel. To truly comprehend the traumas that plague the Middle East today, you must return to the origins of the conflict and to the role of the United States in influencing events.

Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
Author : Jonna Doolittle Hoppes
Publisher : Santa Monica Press
Release Date : 2005-03-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :334
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Famous for leading the Tokyo Raid, America's first strike against Japan in World War II, Jimmy Doolittle led a remarkable life as an American pilot. This firsthand account by his granddaughter reveals an extraordinary individual—a scientist with a doctorate in aeronautical engineering from MIT, an aviation pioneer who was the first to fly across the United States in less than 24 hours and the first to fly “blind” (using only his plane’s instruments), a barnstormer well known for aerobatics, a popular racing pilot who won every major air race at least once, recipient of both the Congressional Medal of Honor and Presidential Medal of Freedom, a four-star general, and commander of both the 8th, 12th and 15th Air Forces. This memoir provides insights into the public and private world of Jimmy Doolittle and his family and sheds light on the drives and motivation of one of America's most influential and ambitious aviators.

A Calculated Risk

A Calculated Risk
Author : Rae Foley
Publisher : Dodd Mead
Release Date : 1970-01-01
Category : Detective and mystery stories
Total pages :217
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Detective Potter solves the murder of a successful public relations man.

Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2009
Category : Adjustable rate mortgages
Total pages :377
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Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk
Author : Linda Howard
Publisher : MIRA
Release Date : 1985
Category : Accident victims
Total pages :365
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