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message 1: by sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:23AM) (new)

sarah | 2 comments This book, The Black Swan is meant to change the way you look at the World:


It has fantastic reviews, has anyone else started reading it - or read it yet?

"Startling, profound and universal, The Black Swan will change the way you look at the world.
For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, bestselling author of Fooled by Randomness, Black Swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions, to events in our own personal lives.
A Black Swan is a highly improbable event with three principle characteristics: its unpredictability; its massive impact; and, after it has happened, our desire to make it appear less random and more predictable than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. "


message 2: by HT (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:23AM) (new)

HT Goodwill | 8 comments Mod
It certainly sounds intriguing. I'll definitely add it to my 'to-read' shelf and try to track down a copy. Have you had the chance to read it yet?


message 3: by HT (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:27AM) (new)

HT Goodwill | 8 comments Mod
How goes The Black Swan, Sarah?


message 4: by sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:31AM) (new)

sarah | 2 comments going well! I have read the first few chapters, I'll report back on them shortly and track down some links to extracts that are good tasters


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