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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.
Finally got around to reading this after hearing about it for years--wish I had done so earlier as it was profound and does what all of the best books do, which is force me to... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Reid Wegner
There are few books I could recommend more highly. This one is a read, then a re-read, then a read your notes book. Read morePublished 8 days ago by John J. Valentine
Should be required reading at the School of Advanced Military Studies. It's all about complexity.Published 10 days ago by Dallas Powell
The author takes self aggrandizement and intellectual pomposity to a new level. It's distracting from the contentPublished 22 days ago by Michael F.