- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Penguin UK (28 February 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141034599
- ISBN-13: 978-0141034591
- Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 91 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Paperback – 28 Feb 2008
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About the Author
About the Author: The author of The Black Swan is Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who spends a lot of his time relaxing in different places all over the world. He used to be a trader, but is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University. He has also authored the book called Fooled By Randomness.
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A good read to understand the pitfalls in our understanding of rare events.
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