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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

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A condensed guide to life from the bestselling author of "The Black Swan", Nassim Nicholas Taleb's "The Bed of Procrustes" is an invaluable ... Show synopsis

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  • Jun 8, 2013
    by Debbie C

    Haven't read the book yet. Bought it ahead for November's book club discussion. Plan on reading it this fall.

  • Interesting but . . . . Feb 13, 2011
    by John T

    This book has some interesting ideas, but it is somewhat annoying. The author is full of himself and wanders off the subject. However, it does get better as you work through it.

  • May 13, 2010
    by Beanie3

    The author's snarky tone turned me off. He came off as such a smirking know-it-all that I didn't care what startling new conclusions he had reached.

  • an entertainment lacking in quantitative support Apr 22, 2010
    by crunch

    The book arrived with an unreported broken binding.

    Taleb's content is entertaining and a useful if informal index of authors he mentions in passing, however as a standalone piece, it lacks substantive value (which I'm sure Taleb himself would admit).

  • Jun 25, 2009
    by sypsok

    Nice book. Intellectual and eye - opening. I recommend to read this book for everyone interested in different point of view.

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