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The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2014
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Challenging! Taleb challenges so many orthodoxies with this book, including many I'd been taught to take for granted. Taking aim to so much social science, particularly economics, the author argues that so much bell curve (Gaussian) related analysis...more
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The (Mis)Behavior of Markets by Benoît B. Mandelbrot
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Community by Peter Block
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The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould
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The Crusades by Thomas Asbridge
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Europe Between the Oceans by Barry W. Cunliffe
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Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2013
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An iconoclast doing his best to smash so much conventional wisdom about modern, complex systems and thinking, this author takes great pleasure in pointing out the fallacy upon which so much modern risk analysis is resting. With a back-ground in secur...more
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Existence by David Brin
Existence
by David Brin (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2013
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While the character development was pretty weak and the plot-lines were not really connected the ideas expressed in this novel overcame all of the conventional weaknesses and made this a really top notch read for me. Set in the not-to-distant future...more
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