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2.0 out of 5 stars The Tipping Pointless, 1 Dec. 2009
This review is from: What the Dog Saw: and other adventures (Hardcover)
Having read - and liked - Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers I ordered this book straight away. I've read it in like 2 days and then gave it to a complete stranger at the reception of the hotel where I was staying just to get rid of it. One word for it: uninteresting. A collection of articles with little or no substance, the only original connotation it can boast is that it's originally boring (at best). Plus the only story I personally knew a few things about first hand was written in an atrociously misleading fashion. Taleb didn't make "millions" with Empirica, he actually lost them bleeding to death (in fact Empirica folded a few years ago). He now consults for a DIFFERENT hedge fund and the only way he's ever made money is selling books - which is good business anyway but sadly is not even the point. The point is that what Gladwell presents as one of those interesting little facts worth knowing simply is not a fact but a misleading fabrication that makes me doubt about the rest of the stories he writes about (who guards the guardian? Who checks the fact checkers?).
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