The Black Swan

  • von Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Sprecher: David Chandler
  • 14 Std. 20 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world.



"[Taleb] administers a severe thrashing to MBA- and Nobel Prize-credentialed experts who make their living from economic forecasting." ( Booklist)
"The hubris of predictions - and our perpetual surprise when the not-predicted happens - are themes of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's engaging new book....It concerns the occurrence of the improbable, the power of rare events and the author's lament that 'in spite of the empirical record we continue to project into the future as if we were good at it.'" ( The New York Times)


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A must for everybody who thinks himself as an analytical person. Although fat tails have entered into the common knowledge of many of us, we still remain fooled by randomness and I only was able to utter "of course" after misinterpreting a good number of the examples.
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- Marc Dierckx

Muss mal gelesen / gehört haben.

Das Buch hat mir insgesamt sehr gut gefallen. Es ist sehr durchdacht und interessant gehalten mit vielen Querverweise.
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- Andrew Maina

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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 10.09.2007
  • Verlag: Recorded Books