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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.
THE AUTHOR HAS DONE A GREAT JOB TO MAKE ME UNDERSTAND THAT NO ONE COULD PREDICT THE FUTURE. FOR THAT ASPECT OF BOOK HE SHOULD GET 5 GOLD STARS. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Al Shaikoli
This is the most self-aggrandizing essayistic book I have ever read - and I have read thousands of them. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Experienced seminar leader
Not the easiest read. I keep telling myself I'll finish reading the book. I'd recommend the audio version. Thought provoking though.Published 8 days ago by Brach C Sonneson
Great book, with an intriguing thesis. It is very interestingly written, with many personal anecdotes from the author's life. Read morePublished 13 days ago by S E
A different, modern and profound insight of our current scientific and philosophic environmentPublished 14 days ago by Jose A. Castillo