The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Black Swan A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yetcauses massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Talebshows in a playful way that black swan events explain almost everything aboutour world.
- Published: 11 May 2010
- Format: Paperback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780812973815 ISBN 10: 081297381X
- Sales rank: 1,967
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Full description for The Black Swan
A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we--especially the experts--are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay, " On Robustness and Fragility," which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world. *2nd Edition, With a new essay: "On Robustness and Fragility"