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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to problems of uncertainty, probability, and knowledge. He spent nearly two decades as a businessman and quantitative trader before becoming a full-time philosophical essayist and academic researcher in 2006. Although he spends most of his time in the intense seclusion of his study, or as a flâneur meditating in cafés, 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.
 
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Antifragile
Things That Gain from Disorder
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $17.00

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Antifragile
Things That Gain from Disorder
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $30.00

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world.

Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things... Read more >
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Antifragile
Things That Gain from Disorder
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $12.99

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The Bed of Procrustes
Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 30, 2010
Price: $18.00

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The Bed of Procrustes
Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 30, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a hardcover.

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The Black Swan: Second Edition
The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility"
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $17.00

Selected for Wellesley Reads 2010

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
The Black Swan: Second Edition
The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility"
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 17, 2007
Price: $30.00

Selected for Wellesley Reads 2010

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

The Black Swan: Second Edition
The Impact of the Highly Improbable Fragility"
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Fooled by Randomness
The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $28.00

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Fooled by Randomness
The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 23, 2005
Price: $17.00

NOW IN PAPERBACK

Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill--the world of business--Fooled By Randomness is an irreverent, iconoclastic, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining exploration of one of the least understood forces in all of our lives.

Fooled By Randomness…is to conventional Wall Street wisdom... Read more >
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Fooled by Randomness
The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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