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The Black Swan

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events-no matter what the experts think-are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world. "[Taleb] administers a severe thrashing to MBA- and Nobel Prize-credentialed experts who make their living from economic forecasting."-Booklist

Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events-no matter what the experts think-are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world. "[Taleb] administers a severe thrashing to MBA- and Nobel Prize-credentialed experts who make their living from economic forecasting."-Booklist
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Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events-no matter what the experts think-are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world. "[Taleb] administers a severe thrashing to MBA- and Nobel Prize-credentialed experts who make their living from economic forecasting."-Booklist

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Chandler

Length:

14h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

36:39


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

35:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

42:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:01:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

43:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

44:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

53:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:50