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The black swan

the impact of the highly improbable

1st ed.
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This edition was published in by Random House in New York.

Written in English

366 pages

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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.

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The Black Swan
2010, Random House Publishing Group
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The Black Swan: the impact of the highly improbable
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2009, Penguin Group UK
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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
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The black swan: the impact of the highly improbable
2007, Random House
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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
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The black swan: the impact of the highly improbable
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The black swan

the impact of the highly improbable

1st ed.

This edition was published in by Random House in New York.


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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-358) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
003/.54
Library of Congress
Q375 .T35 2007, Q375.T35 2007

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17969527M
Internet Archive
blackswanimpacto00tale
ISBN 13
9781400063512
LC Control Number
2006051093
Library Thing
1525031
Goodreads
242472

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