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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.
This book stands probability on its head and in so doing reveals a number of inherent faults in deductive hypothesis testing and statistics. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Claudia Green
Mr.Taleb makes some good points; however there is much repetition and themes that could be readily explained with mathematical equations are instead explained poorly with words. Read morePublished 3 days ago by michaelv
dense, difficult reading but well worth the time involved to learn the insights of this very bright man... Read morePublished 8 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 24 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 25 days ago by J.A.Gilmer