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rickgrimes
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The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb

What is the MB's opinion of this book? Is it a good read?


Tigahs
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re: The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
must read, i finished in a week or two tops, it's a page turner, and he even tells you which chapters to skip depending on your knowledge of statistics etc. even skeptics of Nassim still can't deny that the book is awesome


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foshizzle
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re: The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
You get the most out of it if you have at least some knowledge of statistics and predictive modeling, the more the better.


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cwill
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re: The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
Great book....prescient book.


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jso0003
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re: The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
Highly recommended


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Chris Farley
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re: The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
A good chunk of the book is him tooting his own horn, but if you can get through that it's pretty good.


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Tigah in the ATL
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re: The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
filled with awesomeness.

The last paragraph is one of my favorites ever.


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Tigris
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re: The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
It's good; punctures conventional wisdom with a bunch of shrapnel which I always enjoy.


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LSU0358
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re: The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
Good book. I'm currently re-reading it.


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Willie Stroker
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re: The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
Solid book. Helped me put probabilities in proper perspective. Also enjoyed Fooled By Randomness for the same reasons.



Now anxiously awaiting his next book - Antifragile. I should have it devoured within a week of its release later this month.


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Cold Pizza
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re: The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
He's an arrogant douchebag but that's why I dislike the book. Once you buy into the idea all the important stuff can't be predicted you might as well close the book. I knew that before I opened it.


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