The Surprisingly Predictable Patterns of Random Choice

This could also be titled: You're not good at making random choices. Take the Rock, Paper, Scissor test.

Think Rock, Paper, Scissors is a simple game of chance? What about basketball “hot streaks”? William Poundstone, author of Rock Breaks Scissors, says that human choices and behaviors are surprisingly predictable if you understand the psychology and patterns behind them. Poundstone decodes the patterns in big data, Oscar pools, and the “hot hand” in basketball, and offers strategies on how to outguess your competition. (Read an excerpt from Rock Breaks Scissors here.)