September 14, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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[be warned - this book is not connected in anyway to the movie which shares the same title]
I'm only about 75 pages into this book but am loving it! I hope you all get a chance to read it. If not, as always you are more than welcome to still join us for discussion. The more the merrier.
The restaurant is at entrance 3 of Dolphin mall, right by cheesecake factory and TGIF
The Black Swan:The Impact of the Highly Improbable
By: Nassim NIcholas Taleb
A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay, On Robustness and Fragility, which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.
Biograph: yNassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to problems of uncertainty, probability, and knowledge. He spent two decades as a trader before becoming a philosophical essayist and academic researcher. Although he now spends most of his time either working in intense seclusion in his study, or as a flâneur meditating in cafés across the planet, he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University's Polytechnic Institute. His main subject matter is "decision making under opacity", that is, a map and a protocol on how we should live in a world we don't understand.