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What have the invention of the wheel, Pompeii, the Wall Street Crash, Harry Potter and the ... more

internet got in common? Why are all forecasters
con-artists? What can Catherine the Great's lovers
tell us about probability? And, why should you
never run for a train or read a newspaper? This
book is all about Black Swans: the random events
that underlie our lives, from bestsellers to world
disasters. Their impact is huge; they're
impossible to predict; yet after they happen we
always try to rationalize them. A rallying cry to
ignore the 'experts', "The Black Swan" shows us
how to stop trying to predict everything - and
take advantage of uncertainty.

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"...we shall see), survivor of the civil war. The author's thesis is that the future is completely unpredictable, all the forecasts that we are bombarded with in our day-to-day are nothing more than charlatanry to confusing us, to say the better. While this statement appears trivial, it is not. Just think of the forecasts we hear every day, such as: The oil price will not to rise Inflation this year will be… (this is used very well by you know who) ..." Read review
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Pages: 400, Hardcover, Allen Lane

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Type Non-Fiction
Genre Philosophy
Title The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher Allen Lane
Number of Pages 400
Edition Hardcover
ISBN 0141034599; 0141889233; 0713999950; 081297381X; 1400063515; 1846140455

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