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The Black Swan

The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Engels | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9780141034591

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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uitgever Recorded Books, Inc.
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Afmetingen 19,6 x 12,8 x 2,9 cm
Aantal paginas 480 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Uitgever Recorded Books, Inc.
Extra groot lettertype Nee
NUR code 983
Subtitel The Impact of the Highly Improbable

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The phenomenal international bestseller that shows us how to stop trying to predict everything - and take advantage of uncertainty What have the invention of the wheel, Pompeii, the Wall Street Crash, Harry Potter and the internet got in common? Why are all forecasters con-artists? Why should you never run for a train or read a newspaper? This book is all about Black Swans: the random events that underlie our lives, from bestsellers to world disasters. Their impact is huge; they're impossible to predict; yet after they happen we always try to rationalize them. 'Taleb is a bouncy and even exhilarating guide ... I came to relish what he said, and even develop a sneaking affection for him as a person' Will Self, Independent on Sunday 'He leaps like some superhero of the mind' Boyd Tonkin, Independent

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