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Published: 2007

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Size: 480 Pages

ISBN: 1400063515

The Black Swan : The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Nassem Taleb's book became an instant classic after the 2008 financial collapse. The book outlines the tendency of people, layman and statistician alike, to underestimate the probability of unlikely events. His book examines common bias and the influence of group think and modern media as well. It is an excellent read for most analysts.

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Taming the Infinite : The Story of Mathematics

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The Game of Work : How to Enjoy Work As Much As Play

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