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THE BLACK SWAN BY NASSIM TALEB: THE IMPACT OF THE HIGHLY IMPROBABLY - The Luxe Edition
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THE BLACK SWAN BY NASSIM TALEB: THE IMPACT OF THE HIGHLY IMPROBABLY

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‘Black swans are random events that underlie our lives, impossible to predict: yet after they happen we always try to rationalise them..’ ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb 

The Black Swan: ‘Taleb makes you think and shows you the thought habits you have fallen into’ ~ Marjolein.

Happy Book Lover’s day!!

I absolutely love books, usually read a few on the go. If you like myself, love learning & personal development then you’re in for a treat.

Nassim Taleb’s book ‘The Black Swan’ is full of ideas that will really get you thinking. Absolutely love it! I bought this book ages ago, & it sat on my bookshelf slowly gathering dust.

I used to reach for the Whodunnits instead. For some books, it takes a lot of concentration to take in the details, this I thought was one of them. Wrong! The prologue doesn’t flow, but the rest of the book makes a very enjoyable read.

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, than it was.

The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives.

Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hardwired to learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities.

We concentrate on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into consideration what we don’t know. We are, therefore, unable to truly estimate opportunities, too vulnerable to the impulse to simplify, narrate, and categorize, and not open enough to rewarding those who can imagine the “impossible.” ~ Intro

Taleb is quite the philosopher.

Check it out ‘The Black Swan’ & please let me know what you think of it.

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  • Coco Cami

    Sounds like a fascinating book! I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks 🙂

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

    • Thanks Camille! Lovely that you popped by! Glad you like my blog, have followed you on Bloglovin too. Look forwards to reading your posts!! :)x

  • Ana

    Yes it does look very interesting! I checked it out on goodreads 🙂

    Anna

    • Goodreads is a great resource! I don’t use it enough, but now that you’ve reminded me.. 🙂