The Black Swan

The Black Swan
Subtitle: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
EAN: 9780141034591
ISBN: 0141034599
Categories: Information Theory | Management Decision Making | Probability and Statistics |

A condensed guide to life from the bestselling author of The Black Swan" Nassim Nicholas Taleb's "The Bed of Procrustes" is an invaluable collection of aphorisms navigate the modern world. 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. "Happily provocative ...blistering ...his observations concern superiority wealth suckerdom academia modernity technology and the all-purpose ignorant "they" ...very quotable". ("The New York Times"). "A master philosopher". ("The Times"). "Taleb's crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems". ("Financial Times"). "Opinionated and witty...It showcases his wit and learning and provides ways to fillet his enemies


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