The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Taleb, Nassim Nicholas

9780141034591

ISBN 10: 0141034599 / 0-14-103459-9
ISBN 13: 9780141034591
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:

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'
  Independent on Sunday

Nassim Nicholas Taleb spends most of his time as a flâneur, meditating in cafés across the planet. A former trader, he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University. He is the author of Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan, an international bestseller which has become an intellectual, social, and cultural touchstone.


Review:
Great fun … brash, stubborn, entertaining, opinionated, curious, cajoling ( Freakonomics)

An idiosyncratically brilliant new book ( Sunday Telegraph)

A fascinating study of how we are regularly taken for suckers by the unexpected ( Guardian)

Like the conversation of a raconteur ... hugely enjoyable - compelling ( Financial Times)

Confirms his status as a guru for every would-be Damien Hirst, George Soros and aspirant despot ( Sunday Times)

In the tradition of The Wisdom of Crowds and The Tipping Point ( Time)

Review

Review:
Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2007

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