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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.
dense, difficult reading but well worth the time involved to learn the insights of this very bright man... Read morePublished 3 days ago by j b hudspeth
It might impress a first year philosophy student, but that's about it.
At first I thought he was brilliant, but I was mistaken. Read more
You love him or you don't understand him. Great book! The final one in the trilogy that started with "Fooled By Randomness".Published 19 days ago by John Baughman
My review concurs with the many previous commentators who acknowledge Taleb's book as an major contribution to our understanding of the problem of prediction based on an inductive... Read morePublished 20 days ago by J.A.Gilmer
In October 2007 this reviewer, clad in a clown costume, stood in a group of five neighborhood dads (the other four of whom all had more dignified getups) around a Halloween... Read morePublished 21 days ago by John Van Wagner
Read this after having read:"Fooled by Randomness"; you will be able to achieve a greater understanding of what this book is aboutPublished 23 days ago by J.I