Incerto: Fooled by Randomness The Black Swan The Bed of Procrustes Antifragile

Incerto: Fooled by Randomness   The Black Swan   The Bed of Procrustes    Antifragile Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb
ISBN-10 0399590455
ISBN-13 9780399590450
Year 2016-11-15
Pages 1568
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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Nassim Nicholas Talebs landmark Incerto series is an investigation of luck uncertainty probability opacity human error risk disorder and decision making in a world we dont understand in nonoverlapping and standalone books All four volumesAntifragile The Black Swan Fooled by Randomness and the expanded edition of The Bed of Procrustes updated with more than 50 percent new materialare now together in one boxed set ANTIFRAGILE Startling richly crammed with insights stories fine phrases and intriguing asides The Wall Street Journal Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension many things in life benefit from disorder volatility and turmoil What Taleb has identified and calls antifragile is that category of things that not only gain from chaos but need it in order to survive and flourish The resilient resists shocks and stays the same the antifragile gets better and better What is crucial is that the antifragile loves errors as it incurs small harm and large benefits from them Spanning politics urban planning war personal finance economic systems and medicine in an interdisciplinary and erudite style Antifragile is a blueprint for living in a Black Swan world THE BLACK SWAN A book that altered modern thinking The Times London A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics It is unpredictable it carries a massive impact and after the fact we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random and more predictable The astonishing success of Google was a black swan so was 9 11 In this groundbreaking and prophetic book Taleb shows that black swan events underlie almost everything about our world from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives and yet weespecially the expertsare blind to them FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS Fooled by Randomness is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luthers ninety five theses were to the Catholic Church Malcolm Gladwell The New Yorker Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events Fooled by Randomness is about luck more precisely about how we perceive luck in our personal and professional experiences Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skillthe marketsFooled by Randomness is an irreverent eye opening and endlessly entertaining exploration of one of the least understood forces in our lives THE BED OF PROCRUSTES Talebs crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems Financial Times This collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses Talebs major ideas in ways you least expect The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom Taleb plows through human illusions contrasting the classical views of courage elegance and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness philistinism and phoniness


Incerto Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb
ISBN-10 9780399590450
Release 2016-11-08
Pages 1568


Antifragile Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb
ISBN-10 9780679645276
Release 2012-11-27
Pages 544