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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable


Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Publisher: Random House

Year Printed: 2007

Edition: First

Printing: First

Condition: Very Good

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Pages: 366

Height: 9.5 inches

Width: 6.5 inches

Notes: A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives.