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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable | MadDog's Trading House

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

The Black SwanAuthor: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks; 2 edition (May 11, 2010)
Format: Paperback – 480 pages
ISBN-10: 081297381X
ISBN-13: 978-0812973815
List Price: $17.00

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.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to immersing himself in problems of luck, randomness, human error, probability, and the philosophy of knowledge. He managed to transform his interests into three successful careers, as a man of letters, businessman-trader-risk manager, and university professor. Although he spends most of his time as a flâneur, meditating in cafés across the planet, he is currently Distinguished Professor at New York University’s Polytechnic Institute and Principal of Universa. His books Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan have been published in 31 languages. He is widely recognized as the foremost thinker on probability and uncertainty. Taleb lives mostly in New York.

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