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Please read and contemplate, it will change your perspective on the way you view the world.
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.
Taleb's book is about black swans---highly improbable events that have a big impact on the world.
This book was recommended to me by my trading mentor. I thought it posed an interesting and unique perspective on the world. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Gary E. Martins
I benefited from reading this book.
My experience with 'The Black Swan' was, overall, positive, but somewhat paradoxical. Read more
The idea is interesting. But some arguments are also quite weak in their presentation and some are flawed, because the author does not take into account human nature, just... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Fabio Pagliari
This is the book that had to be written. It is a coincidence that Nassim finished writing "Fooled by Randomness" not long before September the 11th & that he finished writing this... Read morePublished 23 days ago by SilverMalthusian
Very readable with great insights to the unusual events that shape us and history.
A concise explanation of the fallacy of modern economic theory as well. Read more
Arrogance on every page. Taleb shares several engaging insights into the limits of predictability, but he does so with a chip on his shoulder, managing to offend and alienate what... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Michael J. Williams
The reader can get bogged down in the detail of statistics or probabilities. More benefit comes from reading through each section and absorbing concepts.Published 25 days ago by M. Collinsworth