Thomas Ptacek's Reviews > The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Nov 18, 2007

it was ok
bookshelves: pop-social-science
Read in January, 2007

Meandering. Lots of weird structural choices, like the fake author. I liked the assessments of empiricist philosophers; he could have pulled off a book that was nothing but that. Instead, he tried to write "Blink", and "Blink" has an awesome author, and wasn't even that good of a book to begin with.

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