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Taleb's book is about black swans---highly improbable events that have a big impact on the world.
They aren't getting published because they are too good and too innovative and ONE DAY, their awful little book will find a publisher and make everyone a ton of money.
So there are a few decent ideas in this book; it's just too bad that the author takes a million pages to make some rather simple points.
` deep reading but very interesting and thought provoking!Published 5 days ago by Bobbie K. Houston
Good for understanding monetary meltdowns and to dissuade anyone from investing in the market and thinking any expert can predict what will happen. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Dennis L. Nord
I enjoy creative non-fiction and I love these sorts of topics. This author lost me when he began to admit he was making things up and could offer no good reason for why those... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Erik Schmidt
Fun and insightful. The entire concept of unknowable events having impacts can be frustrating. Taleb does provide some suggestions on how to prepare for Black Swans. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Vic Galfano
One good, a v good point but otherwise a rant. So, gaussian curve does not work in many fields - this is forcefully shown but otherwise the book is someone venting out frustration... Read morePublished 8 days ago by NJ