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- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
PROLOGUE ON THE PLUMAGE OF BIRDS Before the discovery of Australia, people in the old world were convinced that all swans were white, an unassailable belief as it seemed completely confirmed by empirical evidence. The sighting of the first black swan might have been an interesting surprise for a few ornithologists (and others extremely concerned... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 15.98
'One of the smartest books of all time' Fortune Everyone wants to succeed in life. But what causes some of us to be more successful than others? Is it really down to skill and strategy - or something altogether more unpredictable? This book is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world.... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00
? Malcolm Gladwell , The New Yorker ?Fascinating . . . Taleb will grab you.? ? Peter L. Bernstein , author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk ?Recalls the best of scientist/essayists like Richard Dawkins . . . and Stephen Jay Gould.? ? Michael Schrage , author of Serious Play ?We need a book like this . . . fun to read, refreshingly... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00
Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb ?The most prophetic voice of all.? ? GQ ?The hottest thinker in the world.? ?Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times (London) ?[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne.? ? The Wall Street Journal ?Idiosyncratically brilliant.? ?Niall Ferguson, ... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 12.78
In this profound and playful book, Nassim Nicholas Taleb presents his ideas about life in the form of aphorisms, the world's earliest - and most memorable - literary form. Procrustes was a character from Greek mythology who abducted travellers and invited them to spend the night in a special bed, which they had to fit to perfection. They never... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.98
What have the invention of the wheel, Pompeii, the Wall Street Crash, Harry Potter and the internet got in common? Why are all forecasters con-artists? What can Catherine the Great's lovers tell us about probability? Why should you never run for a train or read a newspaper? This book is all about Black Swans: the random events that underlie our lives,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00
Antifragile 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 Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and The Bed of Procrustes . Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98
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, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls antifragile... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 70.00
Praise for The Volatility Surface "I'm thrilled by the appearance of Jim Gatheral's new book TheVolatility Surface. The literature on stochastic volatility isvast, but difficult to penetrate and use. Gatheral's book, bycontrast, is accessible and practical. It successfully charts amiddle ground between specific examples and generalmodels--achieving... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 29.95
Praise for Lecturing Birds On Flying "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... more...