The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

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Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

9780141034591 | PB | pp. 400 | 2008 | Penguin Books

The Black Swan examines the impact of the highly improbably on our lives. The author with wit and wisdom demolishes illusions so that we can see the world as it really is.

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Why are we so often unwilling to accept that life is unpredictable? In this brilliant book Nassim Nicholas Taleb distils his idiosyncratic wisdom to demolish our illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance and erudition against modern philistinism and phoniness. Only by accepting what we don’t know, he shows, can we see the world as it really is.

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Author:

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

ISBN:

9780141034591

Publisher:

Penguin Books

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

400

Year of Publication:

2008

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author spent twenty-one years as a risk taker before becoming a researcher in philosophical, mathematical, and (mostly) practical problems with probability. Although he spends most of his time as a flâneur, meditating in cafes across the planet, he is currently Distinguished Professor at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering but self-funds his own research. His books, Antifragile, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes and Fooled by Randomness (part of a multi-volume collection called Incerto, Latin for uncertainty), have been translated into thirty-seven languages. He has authored more than fifty scholarly papers as backup to Incerto, ranging from international affairs and risk management to statistical physics. He refuses all awards and honours as they debase knowledge by turning it into competitive sports.

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