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The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a New Section: on Robustness and Fragility (Incerto) Paperback – 11 May 2010

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Product details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House USA Ex; 2nd ed. edition (11 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081297381X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812973815
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2.6 x 20.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 352 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 452,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"The most prophetic voice of all."--GQ

Praise for The Black Swan

"[A book] that altered modern thinking."--The Times (London)

"A masterpiece."--Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired, author of The Long Tail

"Idiosyncratically brilliant."--Niall Ferguson, Los Angeles Times

"The Black Swan changed my view of how the world works."--Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate

"[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

"Engaging . . . The Black Swan has appealing cheek and admirable ambition."--The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to problems of uncertainty, probability, and knowledge. He spent nearly two decades as a businessman and quantitative trader before becoming a full-time philosophical essayist and academic researcher in 2006. Although he spends most of his time in the intense seclusion of his study, or as a flâneur meditating in cafés, 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.

Taleb's books have been published in thirty-three languages.

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