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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

By: Publication details: UK Random House 2009Description: Paperback 445 PagesISBN:
  • 9780141034591
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 100
Summary: For years, Taleb has studied how we fool ourselves into thinking we know more than we actually do. We restrict our thinking to the irrelevant and inconsequential, while large events continue to surprise us and shape our world. Now, in this revelatory book, Taleb explains everything we know about what we don't know. He offers surprisingly simple tricks for dealing with black swans and benefiting from them. Elegant, startling, and universal in its applications The Black Swan will change the way you look at the world. Taleb is a vastly entertaining writer, with wit, irreverence, and unusual stories to tell. He has a polymathic command of subjects ranging from cognitive science to business to probability theory. The Black Swan is a landmark book - itself a black swan.
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Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Karachi Psychology Nonfiction 100 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Checked out 14/02/2023 PKLL003748
Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Lahore Adult Fiction 823 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available PKLL002122
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For years, Taleb has studied how we fool ourselves into thinking we know more than we actually do. We restrict our thinking to the irrelevant and inconsequential, while large events continue to surprise us and shape our world. Now, in this revelatory book, Taleb explains everything we know about what we don't know. He offers surprisingly simple tricks for dealing with black swans and benefiting from them. Elegant, startling, and universal in its applications The Black Swan will change the way you look at the world. Taleb is a vastly entertaining writer, with wit, irreverence, and unusual stories to tell. He has a polymathic command of subjects ranging from cognitive science to business to probability theory. The Black Swan is a landmark book - itself a black swan.

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