Top critical review
Easy intro to game theory
22 February 2018
The book’s topic is why we are the way we are ... and it is explained nicely through the game theory. However what is missing (or perhaps I missed it) is the reason why we have a defect strategy but people of other nations have a cooperate strategy. Those reasons are not elucidated well.
Someone who has observed Indian behaviour since childhood already knows the facts - and this is where this book excels - it captures those explanations well using the payoff’s matrix and how we rationalise to end up with a particular strategy.
But we need to get to the bottom of why don’t all the people make the same choices. Therefore I am giving it a midway rating.