The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
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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