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Book Title: Incerto: Fooled by Randomness the Black Swan the Bed of Procrustes Antifragile|
The author of the book: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Edition: Random House Trade
Date of issue: November 15th 2016
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ISBN 13: 9780399590450
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb s landmark Incerto series is an investigation of luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don t understand, in nonoverlapping and standalone books. All four volumes "Antifragile, The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, "and the expanded edition of" The Bed of Procrustes, "updated with more than 50 percent new material are now together in one boxed set.
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 we especially the experts are blind to them.
FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS
["Fooled by Randomness"] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther s 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 skill the markets "Fooled 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
Taleb s crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems. "Financial Times"
This collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses Taleb s 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."
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Read information about the authorNassim Nicholas Taleb spent 21 years as a risk taker (quantitative trader) before becoming a flaneur and researcher in philosophical, mathematical and (mostly) practical problems with probability.
Taleb is the author of a multivolume essay, the Incerto (The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, and Skin in the Game) an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision making when we don’t understand the world, expressed in the form of a personal essay with autobiographical sections, stories, parables, and philosophical, historical, and scientic discussions in nonover lapping volumes that can be accessed in any order.
In addition to his trader life, Taleb has also written, as a backup of the Incerto, more than 50 scholarly papers in statistical physics, statistics, philosophy, ethics, economics, international affairs, and quantitative finance, all around the notion of risk and probability.
Taleb is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering (only a quarter time position). His current focus is on the properties of systems that can handle disorder ("antifragile").
Taleb believes that prizes, honorary degrees, awards, and ceremonialism debase knowledge by turning it into a spectator sport.
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