"A gem of a book. It makes some important insights on the frontiers of economics and games theory easily accessible, tremendously enjoyable, and practically useful."
- Burton G. Malkiel, author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street
"Dixit and Nalebuff set out sure-fire rules for thinking about strategy."
- David Henderson, Fortune magazine
"A fascinating new book that can be read with real pleasure- The problem is, of course, that if Dixit and Nalebuff can improve your strategic IQ, they can improve your competitor-s as well-and the Japanese rights were sold moths ago."
David Warsh, Washington Post
Description : A major bestseller in Japan, Financial Times Top Ten book of the year, Book-of-the-Month Club bestseller, and required reading at the best business schools, Thinking Strategically is a crash course in outmaneuvering any rival. This entertaining guide builds on scores of case studies taken from business, sports, the movies, politics, and gambling. It outlines the basics of good strategy making and then shows how you can apply them in any area of your life.
Contents: Preface - Introduction : What is Strategic Behavior ? - Part I: Ten tales of strategy - Anticipating your rival-s response - Seeing through your rival-s strategy - Part II: Resolving the prisoner-s dilemma - Strategic moves - Credible commitments - Unpredictability- Part III: Brinkmanship - Cooperation and coordination - The strategy of voting - Bargaining - Incentives - Case studies - Notes - Index
About The Authors: AVINASH K. DIXIT is John J.F. Sherrerd University Professor of Economics at Princeton University. He has taught courses on games of strategy and has done research into strategic behavior in international trade policy. He earned his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has taught previously at Warwick University (U.K.), Berkeley, and Oxford.
BARRY J. NALEBUFF is Professor of Economics and Management at the Yale School of Organization and Management. He teaches courses on strategy, politics, and decision-making. A frequent contributor on questions of strategy, his work has appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post, among other widely read publications. He has also applied the tools of thinking strategically for Chemical Bank, McKinsey & Co., and the Sawyer-Miller Group. A Rhodes Scholar, he earned his doctorate at Oxford University.
Business professionals and students of management.