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The Black Swan

Second Edition

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay,...
Publish Date
May 11
First Published in 2007
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I really like The Black Swan.      source
Jun 05, 2015
@sv_ke I would recommend reading "Black Swan" by Nassim Taleb.      source
This is his collection of ancient wisdom. He is also famous for The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, and Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and Markets, all of which are worth reading.      source
Jan 17, 2019
@hamporter36 @FWIWmacro Soros on Soros, Manias Crashes and Panics, Market Wizards, Lords of Finance, The House of Money, Investment Biker, The New Silk Roads, When Genius Failed, The Black Swan, John Murphy Technical Analysis of the financial markets, This Time is Different      source
I love it.      source
Aug 25, 2020
My life at this point has been about looking for human behavior patterns. Black Swan as a book, jarred me into consciousness. I realized that the real patterns to look for are those rare ones with outsize impact. I started looking back at Black Swans in my life.      source
Marvelous.      source