The Black Swan
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,...
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
Aug 25, 2020My 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