The Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable

The Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Overview

The Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

 
A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay, On Robustness and Fragility, which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.



*2nd Edition, With a new essay: "On Robustness and Fragility"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789862130568
Publisher: Da Kuai Wen Hua/Tsai Fong Books
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Series: Incerto Series
Pages: 486
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to immersing himself in problems of luck, uncertainty, probability, and knowledge. Part literary essayist, part empiricist, part no-nonsense mathematical trader, he is currently taking a break as Dean’s Professor in the Sciences of Uncertainty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His last book, the bestseller Fooled by Randomness, has been published in nineteen languages. Taleb lives mostly in New York.


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