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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Paperback)
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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Paperback)

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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 28/02/2008
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb's phenomenal international bestseller The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable shows us how to stop trying to predict everything - and take advantage of uncertainty.

What have the invention of the wheel, Pompeii, the Wall Street Crash, Harry Potter and the internet got in common? Why are all forecasters con-artists? What can Catherine the Great's lovers tell us about probability? Why should you never run for a train or read a newspaper?

This book is all about Black Swans: the random events that underlie our lives, from bestsellers to world disasters. Their impact is huge; they're impossible to predict; yet after they happen we always try to rationalize them.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141034591
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 348 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Taleb is a bouncy and even exhilarating guide ... I came to relish what he said, and even develop a sneaking affection for him as a person' - Will Self, Independent on Sunday

'He leaps like some superhero of the mind' Boyd Tonkin, Independent

'Funny, quirky and thought-provoking ... confirms his status as a guru for every would-be Damien Hirst, George Soros and aspirant despot' - John Cornwell, Sunday Times

'Idiosyncratically brilliant' - Niall Ferguson, Sunday Telegraph

'Great fun ... brash, stubborn, entertaining, opinionated, curious, cajoling' Stephen J. Dubner, Co-Author of Freakonomics'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

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“There is a way”

I've read this book in Russian a year ago. It shocked me so much that I decided to reread it again.
Taleb let your mind work other way that it use to and opens such a new look on life, happens, chance and dreams.

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12th April 2012
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