The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb [epub, pdf, doc, kindle]

The Black Swan ePub, PDF, Kindle, Doc versions Available Nassim Nicholas Taleb's phenomenal international bestseller The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable shows us how to stop trying to predict everything - and take advantage of uncertainty. What have the invention of the wheel, Pompeii, the Wall Street Crash,Harry Potter and the internet got in common? Why are all forecasterscon-artists? What can Catherine the Great's lovers tell us aboutprobability? Why should you never run for a train or read a newspaper?This book is all about Black Swans: the random events that underlieour lives, from bestsellers to world disasters. Their impact is huge;they're impossible to predict; yet after they happen we always try torationalize them. 'Taleb is a bouncy and even exhilaratingguide ... I came to relish what he said, and even develop a sneakingaffection for him as a person' Will Self, Independent on Sunday'He leaps like some superhero of the mind' Boyd Tonkin, Independent 'Funny, quirky and thought-provoking ... confirms his status as a gurufor every would-be Damien Hirst, George Soros and aspirant despot' JohnCornwell, Sunday Times'Idiosyncratically brilliant' Niall Ferguson, Sunday Telegraph'Great fun ... brash, stubborn, entertaining, opinionated, curious, cajoling' Stephen J. Dubner, Co-Author of Freakonomics

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eBook info

  • Title: The Black Swan
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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 978-0141034591
  • Release date: 07.02.2008
  • 480 pages
  • Archive include: ePub, PDF, doc, kindle versions