The Black Swan

The Impact of the Highly Improbable

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Publisher Description

The phenomenal international bestseller that 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? 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.

'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

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
2008
3 April
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SELLER
Penguin Books Limited
SIZE
7.6
MB

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