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The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Oct 13, 11

bookshelves: philosophy-spirituality
Read from September 08 to October 12, 2011

Ironically, one of the many little things I took away from this book was that you shouldn't trust book reviews, as most of them are fractal clones of other select reviews of the same book.

Reading this was difficult in spots, a difficulty the author possibly recognized, as he actually gives you permission to skip some of the more technically-minded chapters near the end.

To be fair, this is a book that would probably reap more benefits to the above-average reader with multiple readings; I say "above-average" only because I consider myself a highly intelligent human being and a lot of the shit Taleb talks about went straight over my head.

Read if you dare, but be warned, it's an investment in time and brainpower. You may even learn something.

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