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Der Schwarze Schwan: Die Macht höchst unwahrscheinlicher Ereignisse [German] [Paperback]

Nassim Nicholas Taleb , Ingrid Proß-Gill

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to problems of uncertainty, probability, and knowledge. He spent two decades as a trader before becoming a philosophical essayist and academic researcher. Although he now spends most of his time either working in intense seclusion in his study, or as a flâneur meditating in cafés across the planet, he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University's Polytechnic Institute. His main subject matter is "decision making under opacity", that is, a map and a protocol on how we should live in a world we don't understand.

His works are grouped under the general title Incerto (latin for uncertainty), composed of a trilogy accessible in any order (Antifragile, The Black Swan, and Fooled by Randomness) plus two addenda: a book of philosophical aphorisms (The Bed of Procrustes) and a freely available Technical Companion. Taleb's books have been published in thirty-three languages.

Taleb believes that prizes, honorary degrees, awards, and ceremonialism debase knowledge by turning it into a spectator sport.

""Imagine someone with the erudition of Pico de la Mirandola, the skepticism of Montaigne, solid mathematical training, a restless globetrotter, polyglot, enjoyer of fine wines, specialist of financial derivatives, irrepressible reader, and irascible to the point of readily slapping a disciple." La Tribune (Paris)

A giant of Mediterranean thought ... Now the hottest thinker in the world", London Times
"The most prophetic voice of all" GQ

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4.0 out of 5 stars Keine Gewissheit 12 Jan 2010
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Ein sehr interessantes Buch, welches uns vorallem aufzeigt, dass es keine Gewissheit für irgendetwas gibt. Das heisst, wäge Dich nie in der Sicherheit, dass etwas so bleiben wird, wie es jetzt ist.
Das Buch könnte allerdings kürzer sein, wenn der Autor sein Genialität und die Blindheit der anderen weniger ausbreiten würde
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