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The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Incerto Book 2) by [Nassim Nicholas Taleb]
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Editorial Reviews


Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“The most prophetic voice of all.”—GQ
Praise for The Black Swan
“[A book] that altered modern thinking.”The Times (London)
“A masterpiece.”—Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired, author of The Long Tail
“Idiosyncratically brilliant.”—Niall Ferguson, Los Angeles Times
The Black Swan changed my view of how the world works.”—Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate
“[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne. . . . We eagerly romp with him through the follies of confirmation bias [and] narrative fallacy.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Hugely enjoyable—compelling . . . easy to dip into.”Financial Times
“Engaging . . . The Black Swan has appealing cheek and admirable ambition.”—The New York Times Book Review

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Taleb is overly reliant on heavy irony, but, happily, David Chandlers narration rescues the authors repetitive discussion of his theory of randomness and the potential impact of random events. Using his own life to examine the actual impact of unexpected and unpredictable events, Taleb recounts the story of his childhood and rise as a Wall Street financer. Chandlers delivery of sardonic lines is often tongue-in-cheek, a tone that is less grating on listeners than the smug tone of the authors words. Chandler infuses Talebs theory of the Black Swan with an energy that propels listeners to learn more, rather than focusing on Talebs verbosity. Even if Talebs theory doesnt interest, Chandlers delivery manages to enhance this production. M.R. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • File Size : 12134 KB
  • Publication Date : May 4, 2010
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 592 pages
  • ASIN : B00139XTG4
  • Publisher : Random House; 2nd Edition (May 4, 2010)
  • Language: : English
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 2,629 ratings