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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Rs. 2,990.00

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

 

  • Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Nominee for Shortlist (2007)

 

The Black Swan changed my view of how the world works — Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow

 

Great fun… brash, stubborn, entertaining, opinionated, curious, cajoling — Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics

 

A fascinating study of how we are regularly taken for suckers by the unexpected ― Guardian

 

Like the conversation of a raconteur … hugely enjoyable – compelling ― Financial Times

 

It has altered modern thinking ― The Times

 

Confirms his status as a guru for every would-be Damien Hirst, George Soros and aspirant despot ― Sunday Times

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The Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable is a book that focuses on what has now come to be known as the Black Swan Theory. Through a number of examples, the author aims to show his readers how rare and unpredictable events have a deep and lasting impact on a person’s life. Human beings tend to try and rationalise such happenings almost immediately after they happen. This is an almost impossible task since such events are based on chance. A number of other topics, which relate to aesthetics, ways of life, knowledge and much more, have been discussed in this book.

The book shows you what the Wall Street crash, the invention of the wheel and Pompeii have in common. It also shows you what Catherine the Great’s lovers can show you about the concept of probability. This book is all about black swans, which are the random incidents in our lives, irrespective of how big or small they might be.

This book has been written with the intent of showing you the kind of impression events like these can have on a life. It also stresses on the fact that instead of trying to predict everything that happens in our life, we should embrace uncertainty and make the most of it.

The re-issue edition of The Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable was published by Penguin in 2008 and is available in paperback.

Key Features

  • The book gives its readers new insight into handling life’s uncertain nature.
  • It includes a number of real-life happenings that help prove the author’s point.

 

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.

 

Book Specifications

Title: The Black Swan : The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Weight:
Published Year: 2007
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780141034591
Dimensions: 3.05 x 12.7 x 19.56 cm
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