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Friday, August 8, 2014
What Wred's Reading: The Black Swan
I read Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder last year and was quite impressed by it. Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb is very thoughtprovoking. It was one of the rare books that I bought last year that I kept since I thought I might reread it in the future (even so Taleb would likely think me a fool as he seems to prefer what he calls an "antilibrary" full of books that he hasn't yet read; as is typical of his thinking, he prefers to be both contrarian and to emphasize what we don't know instead of what we do know), so I picked up The Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable, an earlier book of his and one that was quite popular a few years ago. I picked up a hardback edition used since I thought it might be likely that I would keep this book as well. I have noticed that a second edition is out, so I'll probably get that from the library and read the new stuff in it as well. Both Antifragile and Black Swan are part of one large work that Taleb calls the Incerto, in which he explores the notion of uncertainty in life. He's an entertaining philosopher.
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