The Black Swan  Second Edition
Score: 3.5
From 84 Ratings

The Black Swan Second Edition


  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-05-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0679604189


The Black Swan Second Edition Book Description :

The Black Swan is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes. 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 t...

The Black Swan
Score: 4
From 124 Ratings

The Black Swan


  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2007-04-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1588365832


The Black Swan Book Description :

The Black Swan is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, and The Bed of Procrustes. 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 ow...

Incerto 4 Book Bundle

Incerto 4 Book Bundle


  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812997699


Incerto 4 Book Bundle Book Description :

Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series is an investigation of luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand, in nonoverlapping and standalone books. All four volumes—Antifragile, The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, and the expanded edition of The Bed of Procrustes, updated with more than 50 percent new material—are now together in one ebook bundle. ANTIFRAGILE “Startling . . . richly crammed with insights, stories, fine phrases and intriguing asides.”—The Wall Street Journal Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, many things in life benefit from disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls “an...

Fooled by Randomness
Score: 3.5
From 34 Ratings

Fooled by Randomness


  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2008-10-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588367679


Fooled by Randomness Book Description :

Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes. Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas Taleb–veteran trader, renowned risk expert, polymathic scholar, erudite raconteur, and New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan–has written a modern classic that turns on its head what we believe about luck and skill. This book is about luck–or more precisely, about how w...

The Bed of Procrustes
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Bed of Procrustes


  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-11-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679643685


The Bed of Procrustes Book Description :

Bed of Procrustes is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Antifragile, and Skin in the Game. By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects—modifying humans to...

Incerto

Incerto


  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2016-11-08
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399590450


Incerto Book Description :

Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series is an investigation of luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don't understand, in nonoverlapping and standalone books. All four volumes--Antifragile, The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, and the expanded edition of The Bed of Procrustes, updated with more than 50 percent new material--are now together in one boxed set. ANTIFRAGILE "Startling . . . richly crammed with insights, stories, fine phrases and intriguing asides."--The Wall Street Journal Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, many things in life benefit from disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls "antifragile" is th...

Black Swan Green
Score: 4
From 120 Ratings

Black Swan Green


  • Author : David Mitchell
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2006-04-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 158836528X


Black Swan Green Book Description :

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Selected by Time as One of the Ten Best Books of the Year | A New York Times Notable Book | Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post Book World, The Christian Science Monitor, Rocky Mountain News, and Kirkus Reviews | A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist | Winner of the ALA Alex Award | Finalist for the Costa Novel Award From award-winning writer David Mitchell comes a sinewy, meditative novel of boyhood on the cusp of adulthood and the old on the cusp of the new. Black Swan Green tracks a single year in what is, for thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor, the sleepiest village in muddiest Worcestershire in a dying Cold W...

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game


  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2018-02-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780425284636


Skin in the Game Book Description :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A bold work from the author of The Black Swan that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one’s own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life. As always both accessible and iconoclastic, Taleb challenges ...

The Black Swan of Paris
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Black Swan of Paris


  • Author : Karen Robards
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781488055331


The Black Swan of Paris Book Description :

“A truly outstanding novel.”—Heather Morris, #1 bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz “Emotional and powerful.”—Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris From New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards comes one of the most anticipated novels of the summer… A world at war. A beautiful young star. A mission no one expected. Paris, 1944 Celebrated singer Genevieve Dumont is both a star and a smokescreen. An unwilling darling of the Nazis, the chanteuse’s position of privilege allows her to go undetected as an ally to the resistance. When her estranged mother, Lillian de Rocheford, is captured by Nazis, Genevieve knows it won’t be long before the Gestapo succeeds in torturing information o...

Incerto

Incerto


  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-07-30
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 198481981X


Incerto Book Description :

The landmark five-book series--now in a beautifully designed, cloth-bound deluxe hardcover boxed set The Incerto is an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision making when we don't understand the world, expressed in the form a personal essay with autobiographical sections, stories, parables, and philosophical, historical, and scientific discussions, in non-overlapping volumes that can be accessed in any order. The main thread is that while there is inordinate uncertainty about what is going on, there is great certainty as to what one should do about it. This deluxe boxed set includes: FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS THE BLACK SWAN THE BED OF PROCRUSTES ANTIFRAGILE SKIN IN THE GAME...