Robyn Blaber's Reviews > The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Mar 30, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: american-literature, non-fiction

Well after reading this book, my skepticism for nearly everything I hear has been fine tuned to filter out anyone in the finance industry. Having sat through basic economics classes and thinking "bullshit!" again and again, it's refreshing to hear that someone is yelling "bullshit!" at the top of their lungs at Nobel Laureate economists.

I've always suspected that economic theory was a glass house based on pseudo-science and math that just doesn't "add up" and Taleb more-or-less proves why that assumption is correct in this book.

Anyone who's ever thought to have an investment portfolio or bet against improbable events should read this book.


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Reading Progress

March 30, 2011 – Started Reading
March 30, 2011 – Shelved
March 30, 2011 – Finished Reading
April 4, 2011 – Shelved as: american-literature
May 28, 2011 – Shelved as: non-fiction

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