The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility"

ISBN9780812973815
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedMay 11, 2015
Pages444
AuthorNassim Nicholas Taleb
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth1.1 in.

The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility"

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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May 11, 2015

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, On Robustness and Fragility, which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.

Buy The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines. 

The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility"

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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ISBN9780812973815
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedMay 11, 2015
Pages444
AuthorNassim Nicholas Taleb
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth1.1 in.

Synopsis

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, On Robustness and Fragility, which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.

Buy The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines. 

Editorial Reviews

“[A book] that altered modern thinking.”

– The Times (London)

“[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne. . . . We eagerly romp with him through the follies of confirmation bias [and] narrative fallacy.”

– The Wall Street Journal

“Hugely enjoyable—compelling . . . easy to dip into."

– Financial Times