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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22,036 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb Narrator: David Chandler Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ikhwan alim | 1/16/2014

    " Many things happen without formula. We cannot arrange the formula to achive it. We only culd propose the systematic thinking about it after the things happen. Such as 11 september at 2001. Black Swan are about those things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Debbie Moynihan | 1/14/2014

    " Only read this book if you love math and statistics. Otherwise I think it would be a boring read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marjolein | 1/14/2014

    " I liked the ideas that were presented. Taleb makes you think and shows you the thought habits you have fallen into. However, to me the book felt as an accusation of scientist/academics, who allegedly think too highly of themselves, ignore common sense and do research that is not useful in practice. In my perspective, that is a very exagorated, limited and unnuanced view of academia . Taleb might want to update as well, e.g. He might want to discuss evolutionary economics, which solves a lot of his critique on neoclassical economics. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Domenico | 1/7/2014

    " Not so clear. The author has his own ideas about randomness, information etc. but he isn't a good teacher, he's not able to demonstrate his thesys, only to show them. If you are not convinced he won't convince you. "

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