The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Title The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Names Taleb, Nassim.
Book Number DB064557
Annotation Discusses the phenomenon of the black swan, a highly improbable event with enormous impact that in hindsight seems predictable, such as the 9/11 attacks and the development of Google. Taleb argues that our misplaced confidence in standardized narratives and unexamined generalizations obscures the importance of random events and uncertainties. Bestseller. 2007.
Narrator Childs, Ray.
Title Status Active
Local Subject Male Author - Mau
Short Book - SH
Non-Fiction - NF
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
History United States - 973
Politics & Government (Current Events) - POL
Current Events - NEWS
Sept 11 (Current Events) - 9-11
Terrorism - TER
Social Problems - SOC
Social Commentary - SCOM
Bestsellers Non-Fiction - BSNF
Bestsellers Non-Fiction 2007 - BSN07
General NonFiction - GNF
Science - SCI
Computer Science - Programming, programs - 005
Bestseller - BES
Male narrator - MN
LC Subject Forecasting
Uncertainty (Information theory) - Social aspects
Medium Digital Books
Language English
Length 21 hours, 34 minutes
Publication Info (Carolina Talking Book, recording studio). 2008 (Carolina Talking Book, recording studio).
Original Publication Recorded from: 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007. 1400063512
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