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Great fun … brash, stubborn, entertaining, opinionated, curious, cajoling (Freakonomics)
An idiosyncratically brilliant new book (Sunday Telegraph)
A fascinating study of how we are regularly taken for suckers by the unexpected (Guardian)
Like the conversation of a raconteur ... hugely enjoyable - compelling (Financial Times)
Confirms his status as a guru for every would-be Damien Hirst, George Soros and aspirant despot (Sunday Times)
In the tradition of The Wisdom of Crowds and The Tipping Point (Time)
Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2007
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After 'thinking fast and slow' and 'nudge' I started reading this book hoping to become more educated rather than less. I can't get to the point when I see it being useful. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alek
Hard going intellectually but worth it. Getting past the author's ego was a challenge in its own right. It's worth persevering.Published 1 month ago by David V
Taleb is a pompous git, but highly entertaining and unquestionably widely read. Perhaps the thesis didn't require a book-length treatment.Published 3 months ago by Ben WK
Always interesting to read a book that shifts your perspective on things!Published 3 months ago by Talane Miedaner
Intelligent, extremely well researched and has observations and insights that are fascinating. However, this is not for the casual reader (my fundamental mistake). Read morePublished 3 months ago by hrhnair
The author begins the book with a good point (black swans), then takes a gigantic leap of reason to land on extremely shaky ground to write the rest of a book based on ridiculous... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr. N. J. Robinson