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The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb


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






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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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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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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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