Nassim Nicholas Taleb

1 The Black Swan: Second Edition

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Finance  Books  Business & Personal Finance  Management & Leadership  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2007-04-17
Description :  <b><i>The Black Swan </i>is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are <i>Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, Skin in the Game,&#xa0;</i>and <i>The Bed of Procrustes</i>.</b><br /><br />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 black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives.<br />&#xa0;<br />Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hardwired to learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities. We concentrate on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into consideration what we don’t know. We are, therefore, unable to truly estimate opportunities, too vulnerable to the impulse to simplify, narrate, and categorize, and not open enough to rewarding those who can imagine the “impossible.”<br />&#xa0;<br />For years, Taleb has studied how we fool ourselves into thinking we know more than we actually do. We restrict our thinking to the irrelevant and inconsequential, while large events continue to surprise us and shape our world. In this revelatory book, Taleb explains everything we know about what we don’t know, and this second edition features a new philosophical and empirical essay, “On Robustness and Fragility,” which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.<br />&#xa0;<br />Elegant, startling, and universal in its applications, <i>The Black Swan</i> will change the way you look at the world. Taleb is a vastly entertaining writer, with wit, irreverence, and unusual stories to tell. He has a polymathic command of subjects ranging from cognitive science to business to probability theory. <i>The Black Swan</i> is a landmark book—itself a black swan.<br />&#xa0;<br /><b>Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb</b><br /><b>&#xa0;</b><br />“The most prophetic voice of all.”<i><b>—GQ</b></i><br /><b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Black Swan</i></b><br />&#xa0;<br />“[A book] that altered modern thinking.”<b>—<i>The Times</i> (London)</b><br />&#xa0;<br />“A masterpiece.”<b>—Chris Anderson, editor in chief of <i>Wired, </i>author of<i> The Long Tail</i></b><br /><i>&#xa0;</i><br />“Idiosyncratically brilliant.”<b>—Niall Ferguson, <i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /><i>&#xa0;</i><br />“<i>The Black Swan</i> changed my view of how the world works.”<b>—Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate</b><br />&#xa0;<br />“[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne. . . . We eagerly romp with him through the follies of confirmation bias [and] narrative fallacy.”<i><b>—The Wall Street Journal</b></i><br /><i>&#xa0;</i><br />“Hugely enjoyable—compelling . . . easy to dip into.”<b>—<i>Financial Times</i></b><br /><i>&#xa0;</i><br />“Engaging . . . <i>The Black Swan</i> has appealing cheek and admirable ambition.”<i><b>—The New York Times Book Review</b></i>

2 Antifragile

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Investing  Books  Business & Personal Finance  Nonfiction  Philosophy  Management & Leadership 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2012-11-27
Description :  <b><i>Antifragile&#xa0;</i>is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are&#xa0;<i>Fooled by Randomness,&#xa0;The Black Swan, Skin in the Game,&#xa0;</i>and&#xa0;<i>The Bed of Procrustes</i>.</b><br /><br />Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of <i>The Black Swan</i> and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world.<br /><br /> 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 in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls “antifragile” is that category of things that not only gain from chaos but need it in order to survive and flourish.&#xa0; <br /><br /> In <i>The Black Swan, </i>Taleb showed us that highly improbable and unpredictable events underlie almost everything about our world. In <i>Antifragile,</i> Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner. The antifragile is beyond the resilient or robust. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better. <br /><br /> Furthermore, the antifragile is immune to prediction errors and protected from adverse events. Why is the city-state better than the nation-state, why is debt bad for you, and why is what we call “efficient” not efficient at all? Why do government responses and social policies protect the strong and hurt the weak? Why should you write your resignation letter before even starting on the job? How did the sinking of the <i>Titanic</i> save lives? The book spans innovation by trial and error, life decisions, politics, urban planning, war, personal finance, economic systems, and medicine. And throughout, in addition to the street wisdom of Fat Tony of Brooklyn, the voices and recipes of ancient wisdom, from Roman, Greek, Semitic, and medieval sources, are loud and clear.<br /><br /> <i>Antifragile</i> is a blueprint for living in a Black Swan world.<br /><br /> Erudite, witty, and iconoclastic, Taleb’s message is revolutionary: The antifragile, and only the antifragile, will make it.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Antifragile</i></b><br /><br />“Ambitious and thought-provoking . . . highly entertaining.”<b>—<i>The Economist</i></b><br /><br /> “A bold book explaining how and why we should embrace uncertainty, randomness, and error . . . It may just change our lives.”<b>—<i>Newsweek</i></b>

3 Fooled by Randomness

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Finance  Books  Business & Personal Finance  Economics 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2005-08-23
Description :  <b><i>Fooled by Randomness </i>is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are <i>The Black Swan, Antifragile, Skin in the Game&#xa0;</i>and <i>The Bed of Procrustes</i>.</b><br /><br /> “[Taleb is] Wall Street’s principal dissident. . . . [Fooled By Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther’s ninety-nine theses were to the Catholic Church.”<br /> –<b>Malcolm Gladwell, <i>The New Yorker</i></b><br /><br /> Finally in paperback, the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about the markets and the world.This book is about luck: more precisely how we perceive luck in our personal and professional experiences. <br /><br /> Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill–the world of business–<b>Fooled by Randomness</b><i> </i>is an irreverent, iconoclastic, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining exploration of one of the least understood forces in all of our lives.

4 Skin in the Game

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction  Business & Personal Finance  Politics & Current Events 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2018-02-27
Description :  <b>#1&#xa0;<i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • A bold new work from the<i>&#xa0;</i>author of <i>The Black Swan&#xa0;</i>that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility</b><br /><br /> In his most provocative and practical book yet,<b> </b>one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one’s own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.<br /><br /> As always both accessible and iconoclastic, Taleb challenges long-held beliefs about the values of those who spearhead military interventions, make financial investments, and propagate religious faiths. Among his insights:<br /><br /> <b>• For social justice,&#xa0;focus on symmetry and risk sharing. </b>You cannot make profits and transfer the risks to others, as bankers and large corporations do. You cannot get rich without owning your own risk and paying for your own losses. Forcing skin in the game corrects this asymmetry better than thousands of laws and regulations.<br /> <b>• Ethical rules aren’t universal.</b> You’re part of a group larger than you, but it’s still smaller than humanity in general.<br /> <b>• Minorities, not majorities, run the world. </b>The world is not run by consensus but by stubborn minorities imposing their tastes and ethics on others.<br /> <b>• You can be an intellectual yet still be an idiot.</b> “Educated philistines” have been wrong on everything from Stalinism to Iraq to low-carb diets.<br /> <b>• Beware of complicated solutions (that someone was paid to find).</b> A simple barbell can build muscle better than expensive new machines.<br /> <b>• True religion is commitment, not just faith.</b> How much you believe in something is manifested only by what you’re willing to risk for it.<br /><br />The phrase “skin in the game” is one we have often heard but rarely stopped to truly dissect. It is the backbone of risk management, but it’s also an astonishingly rich worldview that, as Taleb shows in this book, applies to all aspects of our lives. As Taleb says, “The symmetry of skin in the game is a simple rule that’s necessary for fairness and justice, and the ultimate BS-buster,” and “Never trust anyone who doesn’t have skin in the game. Without it, fools and crooks will benefit, and their mistakes will never come back to haunt them.”

5 A Man for All Markets

Author : Edward O. Thorp & Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Business & Personal Finance  Personal Finance  Arts & Entertainment  Games 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2017-01-24
Description :  <b>The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street.</b><br /><br /> A child of the Great Depression, legendary mathematician Edward O. Thorp invented card counting, proving the seemingly impossible: that you could beat the dealer at the blackjack table. As a result he launched a gambling renaissance. His remarkable success—and mathematically unassailable method—caused such an uproar that casinos altered the rules of the game to thwart him and the legions he inspired. They barred him from their premises, even put his life in jeopardy. Nonetheless, gambling was forever changed.<br /><br /> Thereafter, Thorp shifted his sights to “the biggest casino in the world”: Wall Street. Devising and then deploying mathematical formulas to beat the market, Thorp ushered in the era of quantitative finance we live in today. Along the way, the so-called godfather of the quants played bridge with Warren Buffett, crossed swords with a young Rudy Giuliani, detected the Bernie Madoff scheme, and, to beat the game of roulette, invented, with Claude Shannon, the world’s first wearable computer.<br /><br /> Here, for the first time, Thorp tells the story of what he did, how he did it, his passions and motivations, and the curiosity that has always driven him to disregard conventional wisdom and devise game-changing solutions to seemingly insoluble problems. An intellectual thrill ride, replete with practical wisdom that can guide us all in uncertain financial waters, <i>A Man for All Markets</i> is an instant classic—a book that challenges its readers to think logically about a seemingly irrational world.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>A Man for All Markets</i></b><br /><br />“In <i>A Man for All Markets</i>, [Thorp] delightfully recounts his progress (if that is the word) from college teacher to gambler to hedge-fund manager. Along the way we learn important lessons about the functioning of markets and the logic of investment.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br /> “[Thorp] gives a biological summation (think Richard Feynman’s <i>Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!</i>) of his quest to prove the aphorism ‘the house always wins’ is flawed. . . . Illuminating for the mathematically inclined, and cautionary for would-be gamblers and day traders”<b>—</b><br /> <b><i>Library Journal</i></b>

6 The Bed of Procrustes

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Finance  Books  Business & Personal Finance  Nonfiction  Philosophy  Health, Mind & Body  Psychology 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-11-30
Description :  <b><i>Bed of Procrustes&#xa0;</i>is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are&#xa0;<i>Fooled by Randomness,&#xa0;The Black Swan,&#xa0;Antifragile,&#xa0;</i>and&#xa0;<i>Skin in the Game.</i></b><br /><br />By the author of the modern classic <i>The Black Swan</i>, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect.<br /><br /><i>The Bed of Procrustes</i> takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects—modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. <br /><br />Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized.<br /><br />With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.<br /><br /><b>“Taleb’s crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems.”—<i>Financial Times</i></b>

7 Incerto - 4-Book Bundle

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Investing  Books  Business & Personal Finance  Finance 
Price :  $52.99
Release Date :  2016-01-26
Description :  Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series is an investigation of luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand, in nonoverlapping and standalone books. All four volumes—<i>Antifragile, The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, </i>and the expanded edition of<i> The Bed of Procrustes, </i>updated with more than 50 percent new material—are now together in one ebook bundle.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>ANTIFRAGILE</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>“Startling . . . richly crammed with insights, stories, fine phrases and intriguing asides.”<i>—The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, many things in life benefit from disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls “antifragile” is that category of things that not only gain from chaos but need it in order to survive and flourish. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better. What is crucial is that the antifragile loves errors, as it incurs small harm and large benefits from them. Spanning politics, urban planning, war, personal finance, economic systems, and medicine in an interdisciplinary and erudite style, <i>Antifragile</i> is a blueprint for living in a Black Swan world.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>THE BLACK SWAN</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /><b>“[A book] that altered modern thinking.”—<i>The Times</i> (London)</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> 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. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows that black swan events underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>“[<i>Fooled by Randomness</i>] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther’s ninety-five theses were to the Catholic Church.”—Malcolm Gladwell, <i>The New Yorker</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? <i>Fooled by Randomness</i> is about luck: more precisely, about how we perceive luck in our personal and professional experiences. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill—the markets—<i>Fooled by Randomness</i> is an irreverent, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining exploration of one of the least understood forces in our lives.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>THE BED OF PROCRUSTES</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>“Taleb’s crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems.”—<i>Financial Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> This collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses Taleb’s major ideas in ways you least expect. <i>The Bed of Procrustes</i> takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical views of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.

8 El cisne negro. Nueva edición ampliada y revisada

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Science & Nature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2012-12-14
Description :  <b>¿Qué es un cisne negro? Para empezar, es un suceso improbable, sus consecuencias son importantes y todas las explicaciones que se puedan ofrecer a posteriori no tienen en cuenta el azar y sólo buscan encajar lo imprevisible en un modelo perfecto. <br /><br /></b>El éxito de Google y You Tube, y hasta ell 11-S, son “cisnes negros”. Para Nassim Nicholas Taleb, los cisnes negros son parte integrante de nuestro mundo, desde el auge de las religiones hasta los acontecimientos de nuestra vida personal.<br /><br />¿Por qué no podemos identificar este fenómeno hasta que ya ha sucedido? Según el autor, ello se debe a que los humanos nos empeñamos en investigar las cosas ya sabidas, olvidándonos de lo que desconocemos.&#xa0; Ello nos impide reconocer las oportunidades y nos hace demasiado vulnerables al impulso de simplificar, narrar y categorizar, olvidándonos de recompensar a quienes saben imaginar lo “imposible”.<br /><br />Elegante, sorprendente, y con reflexiones de alcance universal,&#xa0;<i><i>El cisne</i></i><i>&#xa0;</i><i>negro</i> transformará nuestra manera de mirar el mundo. Taleb es un escritor ameno, ingenioso e irreverente, con un profundo conocimiento de temas tan dispares como&#xa0; la ciencia cognitiva, el mundo de los negocios y&#xa0; la teoría de la probabilidad. De hecho,&#xa0;<i><i>El cisne negro</i></i>&#xa0;es auténtico cisne negro en sí mismo.

9 The Volatility Surface

Author : Jim Gatheral & Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Finance  Books  Business & Personal Finance 
Price :  $45.99
Release Date :  2011-03-10
Description :  Praise for The Volatility Surface<br /><br /> "I'm thrilled by the appearance of Jim Gatheral's new book The Volatility Surface. The literature on stochastic volatility is vast, but difficult to penetrate and use. Gatheral's book, by contrast, is accessible and practical. It successfully charts a middle ground between specific examples and general models--achieving remarkable clarity without giving up sophistication, depth, or breadth."<br /> --Robert V. Kohn, Professor of Mathematics and Chair, Mathematical Finance Committee, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University<br /><br /> "Concise yet comprehensive, equally attentive to both theory and phenomena, this book provides an unsurpassed account of the peculiarities of the implied volatility surface, its consequences for pricing and hedging, and the theories that struggle to explain it."<br /> --Emanuel Derman, author of My Life as a Quant<br /><br /> "Jim Gatheral is the wiliest practitioner in the business. This very fine book is an outgrowth of the lecture notes prepared for one of the most popular classes at NYU's esteemed Courant Institute. The topics covered are at the forefront of research in mathematical finance and the author's treatment of them is simply the best available in this form."<br /> --Peter Carr, PhD, head of Quantitative Financial Research, Bloomberg LP Director of the Masters Program in Mathematical Finance, New York University<br /><br /> "Jim Gatheral is an acknowledged master of advanced modeling for derivatives. In The Volatility Surface he reveals the secrets of dealing with the most important but most elusive of financial quantities, volatility."<br /> --Paul Wilmott, author and mathematician<br /><br /> "As a teacher in the field of mathematical finance, I welcome Jim Gatheral's book as a significant development. Written by a Wall Street practitioner with extensive market and teaching experience, The Volatility Surface gives students access to a level of knowledge on derivatives which was not previously available. I strongly recommend it."<br /> --Marco Avellaneda, Director, Division of Mathematical Finance Courant Institute, New York University<br /><br /> "Jim Gatheral could not have written a better book."<br /> --Bruno Dupire, winner of the 2006 Wilmott Cutting Edge Research Award Quantitative Research, Bloomberg LP

10 Lecturing Birds on Flying

Author : Pablo Triana & Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Finance  Books  Business & Personal Finance 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2009-06-08
Description :  <b>Praise for <i>Lecturing Birds On Flying</i></b> <br />"Finally, a book taking a critical look at quantitative finance models, illuminating both their flawed fantasy assumptions as well as the uncritical use of such models on Wall Street, in many cases, leading to billion dollar losses. Pablo Triana knows both the financial industry and the academic community from the inside. A must-read for anyone interested in finance."<br /> —<b>Dr. Espen Gaarder Haug</b>, trader, thinker, and author of <i>Derivatives Models on Models</i><br /><br />"A thoroughly readable explanation of the problems that have beset the models and quantitative techniques that have underpinned so much of finance in recent years. If only the bankers had heeded this message a few years before, we might not be in such a big mess today."<br /> —<b>Gillian Tett</b>, Assistant Editor of the <i>Financial Times</i>, overseeing global financial markets coverage, and author of Fool's Gold<br /><br />"Pablo Triana dismembers quantitative finance, in theory and in practice, with expertise, anger,and an excellent eye for the illuminating anecdote. By the time he has finished marshalling his evidence, his call to replace complex equations with something more like common sense sounds like, well, common sense."<br /> —<b>Edward Hadas</b>, Assistant Editor at <i>Breakingviews.com</i>; and author of <i>Human Goods</i>, <i>Economic Evils: A Moral Approach to the Dismal Science</i><br /><br />"Pablo Triana is an entertaining and engaging writer, even on the dry subject of finance theory. His debunking of conventional wisdom is a treat."<br /> —<b>Pauline Skypala</b>, Editor, <i>FTfm</i>, <i>Financial Times</i><br /><br />"Triana's book is an unrelenting fusillade of detailed and irrefutable arguments against financial theorems and those who teach them. It should, by rights, spark a revolution in both investment banks and business schools. But, at the very least, it is required reading for anyone who would regulate the finance industry."<br /> —<b>Felix Salmon</b>, Finance Blogger, Reuters

11 Antifragile

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $27.99
Release Date :  2014-06-02
Description :  Avec ce provocant paradoxe, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, l'auteur du best-seller Le Cygne Noir, nous offre un enseignement d'une portée révolutionnaire: comment non seulement surmonter les cataclysmes de notre temps – ces Cygnes Noirs qui fondent sur un homme, une culture, une civilisation, les bouleversent et les réduisent à néant –, mais en faire une source de bienfaits. De même que le corps humain se renforce à mesure qu'il est soumis au stress et à l'effort, de même que les mouvements populaires grandissent lorsqu'ils sont réprimés, de même le vivant en général se développe d'autant mieux qu’il est confronté à des facteurs de désordre, de volatilité ou à quoi que ce soit à même de le troubler. Cette faculté à non seulement tirer profit du chaos mais à en avoir besoin pour devenir meilleur est « l’antifragile », à l’image de l’antique Hydre de Lerne dont les têtes se multipliaient à mesure qu’elles étaient coupées. Riche, limpide et spirituel, promenant son lecteur dans les rues tonitruantes de Brooklyn, les chemins de la pensée antique, les dédales de l’affaire Kerviel, de la « gauche caviar » ou les méandres des neurosciences avec autant d’aisance et de légèreté profonde, ce livre, dont la science n’est jamais sans conscience, laisse une question en suspens: êtes-vous prêt à devenir antifragile ?

12 Чорний лебідь

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2017-07-25
Description :  Цілком очевидно, що життя — це сумарний ефект небагатьох важливих потрясінь. Згадайте своє життя. Перерахуйте важливі події й технологічні винаходи, що припали на ваш вік, і порівняйте з колись напрогнозованим. Скільки їх «приїхало за розкладом»? Подивіться на особисте життя, згадайте, як вибирали професію, зустріли свою половинку, емігрували, стикнулися зі зрадою, несподівано розбагатіли або впали у злидні. Чи часто ці події відбувалися за планом? Малоймовірну подію, яка справляє колосальний ефект, колишній трейдер Насім Талеб влучно називав Чорним лебедем.

13 Le Cygne noir

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $21.99
Release Date :  2014-09-08
Description :  Quel est le point commun entre l'invention de la roue, Pompéi, le krach boursier de 1987, Harry Potter et Internet ? Pourquoi ne devrait-on jamais lire un journal ni courir pour attraper un train ? Que peuvent nous apprendre les amants de Catherine de Russie sur les probabilités ? Pourquoi les prévisionnistes sont-ils pratiquement tous des arnaqueurs ? Ce livre révèle tout des Cygnes Noirs, ces événements aléatoires, hautement improbables, qui jalonnent notre vie : ils ont un impact énorme, sont presque impossibles à prévoir, et pourtant, a posteriori, nous essayons toujours de leur trouver une explication rationnelle. Dans cet ouvrage éclairant, plein d'esprit d'impertinence et bien souvent prophétique, Taleb nous exhorte à ne pas tenir compte des propos de certains « experts », et nous montre comment cesser de tout prévoir ou comment tirer parti de l'incertitude.

14 Antifragilität

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books  Nonfiction  Philosophy  Political 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-02-25
Description :  Taleb ist einer der prägenden Denker des 21. Jahrhunderts – Antifragilität ist sein zentrales Werk<br /><br />In seinem Weltbestseller Der Schwarze Schwan problematisierte Nassim Nicholas Taleb die zunehmende Unberechenbarkeit der Welt. Jetzt liegt sein wichtigstes Buch vor: In Antifragilität liefert „der führende Denker unserer Zeit“ (Times) eine wirkmächtige Gebrauchsanweisung, wie wir selbst, unsere Unternehmen und Strukturen, Chaos und unberechenbare Ereignisse nicht nur überstehen, sondern sogar davon profitieren können. Denn alles, was nicht antifragil ist, wird verschwinden.<br /><br />Nassim Nicholas Taleb, der Aufklärer und Schreck aller „Versicherer“ und Analysten schickt in seinem neuen Buch heutiges Risikomanagement und Prognostik in die Wüste. Nicht indem wir Zufälle und Ungewissheit um jeden Preis abzuwehren versuchen, gewinnen wir, sondern indem wir sie zu Stärken ummünzen. Talebs Konzept der Antifragilität ist eine große, praktisch-philosophische Antwort auf die Herausforderungen unsicherer Zeiten. Seine Beispiele bedienen das ganze Spektrum von Finanzen und Wirtschaft, Politik, Wissenschaft, Privatleben. Er zeigt, warum kleine Strukturen besser sind als große, Stadtstaaten besser als Nationen, warum Silicon Valley mehr Erfolg hat als das Bankensystem, warum Zahnärzte und LKWFahrer antifragiler sind als Bischöfe und Geschäftsführer, warum Schulden abhängig machen und warum alles, was zu kompliziert ist, von der Bildfläche verschwinden wird. Multidisziplinär und mit großer Übersicht umreißt Antifragilität ein neues Denken für eine Welt, die bei allem Fortschritt niemals berechenbar sein wird.

15 Czarny Łabędź

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-01-05
Description :  Świat jest pełen Czarnych Łabędzi, czyli wydarzeń, które spadają na nas nagle i odciskają ogromne piętno na naszym życiu. Były to m.in. wybuch I wojny światowej, dojście Hitlera do władzy, zamachy z 11 września 2001 roku w Nowym Jorku czy kryzys finansowy 2008 roku. „Połączenie niskiej przewidywalności i znacznych skutków dla otaczającej rzeczywistości czyni «Czarnego Łabędzia» wielką zagadką”, pisze Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Rozwiązanie tej zagadki podaje wnikliwemu czytelnikowi na talerzu. Jego książka to ważna lektura dla wszystkich, którzy chcą żyć świadomie w dzisiejszym, pełnym niepewności, szybko zmieniającym się świecie. Zwłaszcza że autor ma dla nas pociechę – zdarzają się także pozytywne Czarne Łabędzie…

16 Il Cigno nero

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-04-02
Description :  Cosa pensarono gli europei quando, giunti in Australia, videro dei cigni neri dopo aver creduto per secoli, supportati dall'evidenza, che tutti i cigni fossero bianchi? Un singolo evento è sufficiente a invalidare un convincimento frutto di un'esperienza millenaria. Ci ripetono che il futuro è prevedibile e i rischi controllabili, ma la storia non striscia, salta. I cigni neri sono eventi rari, di grandissimo impatto e prevedibili solo a posteriori, come l'invenzione della ruota, l'11 settembre, il crollo di Wall Street e il successo di Google. Sono all'origine di quasi ogni cosa, e spesso sono causati ed esasperati proprio dal loro essere imprevisti. Se il rischio di un attentato con voli di linea fosse stato concepibile il 10 settembre, le torri gemelle sarebbero ancora al loro posto. Se i modelli matematici fossero applicabili agli investimenti, non assisteremmo alle crisi degli hedge funds. Questo libro è dedicato ai cigni neri: cosa sono, come affrontarli, in che modo trarne beneficio.

17 Narren des Zufalls

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2013-04-15
Description :  Der Zufall ist des Glückes Schmied.<br /><br />Glück oder Zufall sind viel bestimmender in unserem Leben, als wir denken. Wir neigen dazu, unser Glück auf unsere eigenen Fähigkeiten zurückzuführen, den Zufall halten wir für unsere Bestimmung. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, renommierter Statistiker und Erfolgsautor des Bestsellers »Der schwarze Schwan«, entlarvt unsere menschliche Schwäche, dort Zusammenhänge zu suchen, wo keine sind.

18 Robustezza e fragilità.

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Psychology  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-10-18
Description :  Tre anni dopo la pubblicazione del "Cigno nero", un "racconto filosofico" acclamato in tutto il mondo, Nassim Nicholas Taleb fa il bilancio della vita del suo libro. L'idea talebiana del Cigno nero ha conquistato milioni di lettori e fecondato la ricerca in campi molto diversi, dalla filosofia alla statistica, dalla sociologia alla psicologia, agli studi sul clima, alla medicina. Meno feconda questa idea si è rivelata invece in economia, l'area più immediatamente vicina agli interessi dell'autore. Sulla crisi del 2008, e sugli economisti che dovrebbero analizzarla e curarla, Taleb si sofferma in questo nuovo libro, con annotazioni che hanno il sapore dell'ironia e dello scetticismo. E, ancora una volta, ribalta i sedicenti "esperti di rischi" che in questi tre anni hanno risposto all'autore con ostilità, dimostrando la loro inguaribile cecità ai Cigni neri. "Robustezza e fragilità" riassume tre anni di vita di un'idea forte, in grado di modificare i nostri paradigmi mentali; tre anni che hanno anche trasformato, in meglio, la vita dell'autore. Taleb ha incontrato filosofi, scrittori, scienziati, uomini di stato, lettori comuni e persino buoni economisti, si è confrontato con loro, ne ha ascoltato conferme e obiezioni, ha visto crescere e svilupparsi la sua idea nel mondo. Da questi incontri è nato "Robustezza e fragilità", il suo nuovo racconto filosofico dove, fornendoci una carta topografica dell'Estremistan, Taleb ci insegna come muoverci in un mondo dominato dal caso e dall'incertezza.

19 Il letto di Procuste

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-06-22
Description :  Aforismi sulla vita, sulla vita economica, sul caso, sul successo, sulla felicità. Il genio di Nassim Nicholas Taleb in pillole, come non te lo aspetteresti mai. C’era un letto particolare nella mitologia greca: il letto di Procuste. Il letto di Procuste doveva essere perfettamente conforme alle misure del viandante. A un ospite troppo alto Procuste tagliava le gambe con un’ascia, un ospite troppo basso veniva sottoposto a una vigorosa trazione per essere adattato esattamente alla lunghezza del letto. In questo libro ogni aforisma riguarda un qualche tipo di letto di Procuste. La modernità modifica gli uomini per soddisfare la tecnologia, incolpa la realtà in quanto incapace di adeguarsi ai modelli economici, inventa malattie per vendere droghe, convince le persone che un posto di lavoro fisso non è schiavitù. Con una rara combinazione di arguzia e saggezza, l’autore del Cigno nero costruisce – attraverso aforismi per tutti i giorni – un’eccentrica guida pratica per vivere in un mondo dominato dall’incertezza, dalla disonestà e dalla creduloneria. Giocosi e irriverenti, questi aforismi parlano di coraggio, eleganza, erudizione, di falsità e ignavia. Ci sorprenderanno, facendo sorgere delusioni e contraddizioni su noi stessi, che nella nostra vita non avevamo neanche mai immaginato.

20 Kleines Handbuch für den Umgang mit Unwissen

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Business & Personal Finance  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Psychology  Self-Improvement 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-11-11
Description :  Eine kurze Anleitung in der Kunst des klaren Denkens<br /><br />„Bewusste Unwissenheit erweitert die Erfahrungswelt, gesetzt den Fall, man weiß sie zu nutzen.“ Wie uns Denkfehler, falsche Kategorien und blinde Flecken immer wieder ein Schnippchen schlagen, damit beschäftigt sich der Professor für Risikoforschung und Bestsellerautor Nassim Nicholas Taleb. In diesem Handbuch entlarvt er die Begrenztheit unserer Statistikgläubigkeit genauso wie die Voreingenommenheiten unseres Denkens und zeigt, wie wir mit dem, was wir nicht wissen, gewinnbringend umgehen können. Denn: „Für den einen ist ein Irrtum bloß ein Irrtum, für den anderen ist er eine Information.“

21 Giocati dal caso

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Mathematics  Books  Science & Nature  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-11-28
Description :  È vero che sono i più capaci ad avere successo nella vita? --- Questo libro parla della fortuna. O meglio, del ruolo che gioca il caso nella nostra vita in generale, nei nostri affari in particolare. Ma parla anche di quella fortuna che, non essendo percepita come tale, viene scambiata per abilità: una confusione presente in molteplici campi, dalla scienza alla politica, dall’arte alla finanza. Quante volte abbiamo visto un idiota baciato dalla fortuna trovarsi nel posto giusto al momento giusto, dimostrazione vivente della «sopravvivenza del meno adatto»? Individui del genere attraggono seguaci devoti che credono ciecamente in quello che loro spacciano per metodo. «Giocati dal caso» affronta in modo affascinante e divertito alcune conseguenze che possono derivare da questo equivoco, mentre fa cadere come birilli i nostri pregiudizi sull’idea di successo e di sconfitta.

22 Antifragile. Prosperare nel disordine

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-08-28
Description :  Questo libro offre una nuova visione del mondo. La prospettiva che cambierà le nostre idee sulla società e ispirerà le nostre scelte quotidiane. Ci aiuterà a comprendere come il nostro corpo si protegge dalle malattie e le specie viventi si evolvono, come la libertà d’impresa crea prosperità e il genio si trasforma in innovazione. Ci farà scoprire che se viviamo più a lungo non è la medicina che dobbiamo ringraziare, che meno dati sono disponibili e più un’analisi sarà accurata, e che il naufragio del Titanic ha salvato molte più persone di quante ne abbia fatte annegare. La chiave di tutto è l’antifragilità. Sappiamo che la nostra incapacità di comprendere a fondo i fenomeni umani e naturali ci espone al rischio degli eventi inaspettati. Ma l’incertezza non è solo una fonte di pericoli da cui difendersi: possiamo trarre vantaggio dalla volatilità e dal disordine, persino dagli errori, ed essere quindi antifragili. Il robusto sopporta gli shock e rimane uguale a se stesso, l’antifragile li desidera, e se ne nutre per crescere e migliorare. Medicina, alimentazione, architettura, tecnologia, informazione, politica, economia, gestione dei risparmi: sono solo alcuni dei campi di applicazione pratica in cui Nassim Nicholas Taleb ci accompagna, con l’ironia e la verve polemica che lo hanno reso celebre. Nell’ottica dell’antifragilità, le città-stato funzionano meglio degli stati-nazione, la spontanea confusione dei suk è preferibile all’eleganza formale dei mercati regolati, le grandi corporation sono una minaccia per la società, tanto quanto i piccoli imprenditori ne rappresentano la forza. E per raggiungere un maggior benessere personale e collettivo non è necessario fare sempre di più: meno è meglio. Attingendo da uno sconfinato repertorio di episodi storici, fenomeni biologici e naturali, curiose esperienze personali, unendo la logica matematica alla scettica saggezza degli antichi e allo spirito pratico dell’uomo della strada, Taleb è riuscito nel tentativo di creare una guida eclettica, scanzonata e iconoclasta per orientarsi in un mondo dominato dal caos, il mondo del Cigno nero.

23 Der Schwarze Schwan

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction  Philosophy  Political  Business & Personal Finance  Economics 
Price :  $29.99
Release Date :  2015-11-02
Description :  Talebs Weltbestseller endlich wieder im Handel erhältlich. „Der Schwarze Schwan: Die Macht höchst unwahrscheinlicher Ereignisse“ und „Der Schwarze Schwan: Konsequenzen aus der Krise“ erstmals komplett in einem Band und eingeleitet mit einem neuen Essay des Autors.<br /><br />Nassim Nicholas Talebs Definition ist weltberühmt geworden: Ein “Schwarzer Schwan” ist ein Ereignis, auf das drei Dinge zutreffen: Es ist erstens ein Ausreißer – es liegt außerhalb der regulären Erwartungen, nichts in der Vergangenheit weist darauf hin. Es hat zweitens enorme Auswirkungen. Drittens bringt uns die menschliche Natur dazu, im Nachhinein Erklärungen für sein Eintreten zu konstruieren, um es erklärbar und vorhersagbar zu machen. In diesem bahnbrechenden Buch, das mittlerweile weltweit zum Klassiker geworden ist, entwickelt Taleb seine einflussreiche Denkfigur und Maxime für die ungewisse Realität, in der wir leben und handeln. <br />

24 Le Hasard sauvage

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $26.99
Release Date :  2014-11-14
Description :  Sommes-nous vraiment capables de distinguer le génie visionnaire de l'imbécile chanceux? Pourquoi nous obstinons-nous à vouloir trouver des messages sensés dans des évènements dus au seul hasard? Et n'aurions-nous pas une fâcheuse tendance à ordonner le réel selon une routine mentale biaisée, plutôt que de le voir tel qu'il est, avec toute son incertitude? S'inspirant de disciplines aussi diverses que la littérature, la philosophie, la théorie des probabilités, la science cognitive et la finance, Nassim Nicholas Taleb montre comment notre esprit nous conduit à voir le monde, et en particulier les mécanismes de la Bourse, comme beaucoup plus prévisible qu'il ne l'est... Nassim Nicholas Taleb étaye sa démonstration sur maintes anecdotes significatives et analyse la pensée et les actes d'individus qui ont su, chacun à sa manière, comprendre la chance: Karl Popper, le philosophe du savoir, Solon, l'homme le plus sage de la Grèce, le financier George Soros ou le voyageur Ulysse, nous emmenant de la cour de Crésus à la salle des marchés de Wall Street via la méthode de Monte-Carlo et la roulette russe... Réflexion essentielle, mais écrite avec un humour constant, ce livre remet en cause nos idées reçues sur nos représentations du monde et nous montre comment, malgré notre ignorance du hasard sauvage qui gouverne l'univers, nous pouvons quand même y vivre bien. Vendu à plusieurs milliers d'exemplaires en France et traduit en 27 langues, Le Hasard sauvage constitue la pierre d'angle de la pensée de Nassim Nicholas Taleb, l’auteur du Cygne Noir, best-seller mondial (plus de deux millions d’exemplaires vendus). Aujourd’hui plus que jamais cet opus I est d’une pertinence admirable.

25 Antykruchość

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Business & Personal Finance  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2016-01-05
Description :  Najnowsza książka słynnego inwestora i zarazem filozofa biznesu, Nassima Nicholasa Taleba. Doceniona na świecie wieloma prestiżowymi nagrodami, w Polsce uhonorowana została Economicusem 2013 – nagrodą za najlepszy przekład zagranicznej książki biznesowej.<br /> Długookresowe strategie już nie działają – stawia tezę Nassim Nicholas Taleb. W dzisiejszym świecie przeważa to, co nieznane, przypadkowe i zmienne. Jak przetrwać w tej niepewności, oswoić nieobliczalność zjawisk i chaos, a nawet na tym wygrać? Odpowiadając na te pytania, w swoim erudycyjnym, dowcipnym eseju autor dotyka najważniejszych dylematów gospodarki, biznesu, życia społecznego w XXI wieku. Po potężnym krachu finansowym w 2008 r., w trakcie największego w historii kryzysu długu w Europie, Taleb uspokaja: „niektórym rzeczom służą wstrząsy; rozwijają się i rozkwitają pod wpływem zmienności, przypadkowości, nieładu i stresu; przygody, ryzyko i niepewność to ich żywioł”. Te rzeczy nazywa „antykruchymi”. Potem błyskotliwie i z pasją wykorzystuje pojęcie antykruchości do wyjaśnienia, jak dziś postrzegać rzeczywistość, istnieć w świecie, podejmować decyzje.<br /> „Antykruchość” Taleba to lektura prowokacyjna, intrygująca i inspirująca. Świetna książka dla tych, którzy są gotowi spojrzeć z zupełnie nowej perspektywy na swoje decyzje, inwestycje, przedsięwzięcia biznesowe, życie prywatne. To także wielka, znakomicie napisana pochwała przedsiębiorczości.

26 Juodoji gulbė

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Science & Nature  Books  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-01-01
Description :  <b>„Tai, ko jūs nežinote, yra kur kas svarbiau negu tai, ką žinote</b><b>“</b><br /><br /> Šių laikų informacinė visuomenė įpratusi žinoti viską – dideli informacijos srautai nuolat atnaujinami ir prieinami kiekvienam. <i>Juodoji gulbė</i> jai meta iššūkį – norint įminti šio reiškinio mįslę, „tai, ko jūs nežinote, yra kur kas svarbiau negu tai, ką žinote". Ar tai reiškia, kad mūsų žinios gali būti panaudotos prieš mus pačius?<br /><br /> 1987 m. akcijų rinkų griūtis, 2004 m. cunamis Indijos vandenyne – tai tik keletas pasaulinės svarbos sukrėtimų, kurie buvo ypač netikėti. Paradoksalu: jeigu kas būtų viską numatęs – dabar nereikėtų to aptarinėti. Tokia ir yra <i>Juodosios gulbės</i> esmė – tai išskirtinis neprognozuojamas įvykis, pakreipiantis gyvenimą viena ar kita linkme, todėl suvokiamas tik jam įvykus.<br /><br /> Knygoje „Juodoji gulbė" nesistengiama nuspėti, kas būtų, jeigu būtų – autorius pateikia garsiausius <i>Juodosios gulbės</i> pavyzdžius, siūlydamas taip aklai nepasitikėti prognozėmis, įvertinti teigiamą nežinojimo pusę ir pasinaudoti juo siekiant sėkmės.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Per penkerius metus Amerikoje parduota 4 milijonai egzempliorių. 36 savaites skelbiama <i>New York Times</i> perkamiausių knygų sąraše. Išversta į 37 pasaulio kalbas. Pripažinta viena įtakingiausių verslo knygų per pastarąjį dešimtmetį.

27 Zwiedzeni przez losowość

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Careers  Books  Business & Personal Finance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-05-15
Description :  <b>Światowy bestseller, tak jak „Czarny Łabędź” przełożony na ponad 30 języków. Pierwsza – i według miłośników eseistyki Taleba – najważniejsza książka, w której słynny filozof ryzyka przekonuje, że życiowe sukcesy odnoszą nie tylko ludzie starannie się na nie przygotowujący, a powodzeniem w sprawach finansowych cieszą się nie tylko rynkowi praktycy.</b><br /> Nagrodzona tytułem „MyCompany Polska Choice 2016" książka o roli przypadku w życiu (także biznesowym) człowieka. Sprzedała się w kilku milionach egzemplarzy.<br /> „Zwiedzeni przez losowość” (Fooled by Randomness) to błyskotliwa rozprawa, której autor dowodzi, że życiowe sukcesy odnoszą nie tylko ludzie starannie się na nie przygotowujący, a powodzeniem w sprawach finansowych cieszą się nie tylko uzdolnieni rynkowi praktycy i najlepsi inwestorzy.<br /> Bywa wręcz przeciwnie! Nassim Taleb zaprasza Czytelnika do magicznego świata przypadku. Rozważa rolę ślepego trafu w życiu, meandrując od matematycznej metody Monte Carlo (wykorzystywanej do modelowania matematycznego złożonych procesów, w których trudno za pomocą podejścia analitycznego przewidzieć wynik) do koncepcji rosyjskiej ruletki…<br /><br /> O Autorze:<br /> Nassim Nicholas Taleb (ur. 1960) – amerykański inwestor, teoretyk rynku, filozof i eseista. Z pochodzenia Libańczyk. Z zamiłowania nowojorczyk. Autor słynnych książek o charakterze traktatów filozoficznych, poświęconych zagadnieniom niepewności, nieprzewidywalności, ryzyka, a także roli przypadku w życiu człowieka. Jego „Czarny Łabędź” (The Black Swan) jest najczęściej cytowaną książką przez dziennikarzy finansowych i ekspertów rynkowych po kryzysie finansowym 2008 roku.<br /> Taleb przez wiele lat był traderem. Zanim poświęcił się badaniom, pisarstwu i medytowaniu w kawiarniach w różnych zakątkach świata, prowadził własny fundusz inwestycyjny. Wykłada inżynierię ryzyka w Polytechnic Institute Uniwersytetu Nowojorskiego. Jest magistrem nauk przyrodniczych i doktorem zarządzania (oba dyplomy odebrał na Uniwersytecie w Paryżu); posiada tytuł MBA Szkoły Biznesu Whartona Uniwersytetu w Pensylwanii. W Polsce obok „Czarnego Łabędzia” ukazała się także jego „Antykruchość” (Antifragile).

28 El lecho de Procusto

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2018-03-06
Description :  «Si por la mañana sabes cómo será tu día con alguna precisión, es que estás un poco muerto: cuanta más precisión, más muerto estás.» <br /><br />Cada aforismo incluido en este libro trata sobre un lecho de Procusto: los humanos, frente a los límites de nuestro conocimiento, lo invisible y lo desconocido, resolvemos la tensión al exprimir la vida y el mundo en ideas genéricas, categorías reductivas y términos específicos. Solo al abrazar lo inesperado y aceptar lo que no sabemos, podemos ver el mundo tal como es.

29 Das Risiko und sein Preis

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction  Business & Personal Finance 
Release Date :  2018-08-27
Description :  Warum wir nur denen vertrauen sollten, die etwas zu verlieren haben<br /><br />Stehen wir für die Risiken ein, die wir verursachen? Zu viele der Menschen, die auf der Welt Macht und Einfluss haben, so Nassim Taleb, müssen nicht wirklich den Kopf hinhalten, für das, was sie tun und veranlassen. Intellektuelle, Journalisten, Bürokraten, Banker, ihnen vor allem wirft er vor, kein »Skin in the game« zu haben. Weil sie den Preis nicht bezahlen müssen, wenn sie irren, fällen sie schlechte Entscheidungen. Taleb zeigt anhand vieler Beispiele, wie »Skin in the game«, ein fundamentales Konzept des Risikomanagements, auf alle Bereiche unseres Lebens übertragen werden kann. Sein neues Buch, so provozierend und bahnbrechend wie »Der Schwarze Schwan«, fordert uns heraus, alles, was wir über Risiko und Verantwortung in Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zu wissen glauben, neu zu denken.



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