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The Black Swan: Second Edition : The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a New Section:

The Black Swan: Second Edition

The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a New Section: "On Robustness and Fragility"

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Published: 11th May 2010
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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"

Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb "The most prophetic voice of all."--GQ Praise for The Black Swan "[A book] that altered modern thinking."--The Times (London) "A masterpiece."--Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired, author of The Long Tail "Idiosyncratically brilliant."--Niall Ferguson, Los Angeles Times "The Black Swan changed my view of how the world works."--Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate "[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne. . . . We eagerly romp with him through the follies of confirmation bias [and] narrative fallacy."--The Wall Street Journal "Hugely enjoyable--compelling . . . easy to dip into."--Financial Times "Engaging . . . The Black Swan has appealing cheek and admirable ambition."--The New York Times Book Review Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb The most prophetic voice of all. GQ Praise for The Black Swan [A book] that altered modern thinking. The Times (London) A masterpiece. Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired, author of The Long Tail Idiosyncratically brilliant. Niall Ferguson, Los Angeles Times The Black Swan changed my view of how the world works. Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate [Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne. . . . We eagerly romp with him through the follies of confirmation bias [and] narrative fallacy. The Wall Street Journal Hugely enjoyable compelling . . . easy to dip into. Financial Times Engaging . . . The Black Swan has appealing cheek and admirable ambition. The New York Times Book Review" Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb The most prophetic voice of all. " GQ" "" Praise for "The Black Swan" [A book] that altered modern thinking. "The Times" (London) A masterpiece. Chris Anderson, editor in chief of "Wired, "author of" The Long Tail" "" Idiosyncratically brilliant. Niall Ferguson, "Los Angeles Times" "" "The Black Swan" changed my view of how the world works. Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate [Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne. . . . We eagerly romp with him through the follies of confirmation bias [and] narrative fallacy. " The Wall Street Journal" "" Hugely enjoyable compelling . . . easy to dip into. "Financial Times" "" Engaging . . . "The Black Swan" has appealing cheek and admirable ambition. " The New York Times Book Review"" Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb "The most prophetic voice of all.""--GQ"" "Praise for "The Black Swan" "[A book] that altered modern thinking."--"The Times" (London) "A masterpiece."--Chris Anderson, editor in chief of "Wired, "author of" The Long Tail"" " "Idiosyncratically brilliant."--Niall Ferguson, "Los Angeles Times"" " ""The Black Swan" changed my view of how the world works."--Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate "[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne. . . . We eagerly romp with him through the follies of confirmation bias [and] narrative fallacy.""--The Wall Street Journal"" " "Hugely enjoyable--compelling . . . easy to dip into."--"Financial Times"" " "Engaging . . . "The Black Swan" has appealing cheek and admirable ambition.""--The New York Times Book Review" Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb "The most prophetic voice of all.""--GQ"" "Praise for "The Black Swan" "[A book] that altered modern thinking."--"The Times" (London) "A masterpiece."--Chris Anderson, editor in chief of "Wired, "author of" The Long Tail"" " "Idiosyncratically brilliant."--Niall Ferguson, "Los Angeles Times"" " ""The Black Swan" changed my view of how the world works."--Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate "[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne. . . . We eagerly romp with him through the follies of confirmation bias [and] narrative fallacy.""--The Wall Street Journal"" " "Hugely enjoyable--compelling . . . easy to dip into."--"Financial Times"" " "Engaging . . . "The Black Swan" has appealing cheek and admirable ambition.""--The New York Times Book Review" "The Black Swan changed my view of how the world works."--Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate "Hugely enjoyable--compelling . . . easy to dip into."--"Financial Times" "A masterpiece."--Chris Anderson, author of" The Long Tail " "Idiosyncratically brilliant."--Niall Ferguson, "Los Angeles Times"

ISBN: 9780812973815
ISBN-10: 081297381X
Series: Incerto
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 11th May 2010
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 11.5  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 2