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The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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bookshelves: nonfiction, economics-finance-business, society-culture-anthropology-etc

Sometimes you can't predict when things happen. Sometimes past evidence does not necessarily predict future trends. I paraphrase David Mamet: Let me buy Nassim Taleb a pack of gum, he'll show you how to chew it.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
January 1, 2009 – Finished Reading
May 21, 2013 – Shelved
May 21, 2013 – Shelved as: nonfiction
May 21, 2013 – Shelved as: economics-finance-business
May 21, 2013 – Shelved as: society-culture-anthropology-etc

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howl of minerva He is pretty irritating but one star seems a bit harsh. I think he has some good insights. And helps take down neoclassical economics a peg or two.


Gendou One star is overly generous. The book is unashamed anti-science.


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