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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.
  • 3.85 ·
  • 27 Ratings
  • 127 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading
  • 35 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Random House
Language
English
Pages
366

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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.

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The Black Swan: the impact of the highly improbable
2010, Penguin Books
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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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The black swan: the impact of the highly improbable
2007, Random House
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New York

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

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxviii, 366 p. :
Number of pages
366

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17969527M
Internet Archive
blackswanimpacto00tale
ISBN 13
9781400063512
LCCN
2006051093
Library Thing
1525031
Goodreads
242472

Work Description

From the critically acclaimed author of Fooled by Randomness, a book about the impact of improbable events on every aspect of life.

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