Year 2, Book 71

71. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
This book was boooooring. I could barely make myself finish it. Plus I really didn’t follow the connection I assume he must have been trying to make from chapter to chapter. I often didn’t understand how his points were supposed to connect. And in parts of the book he seemed rather whiny and self-important in that at least he believes he’s disproved some fundamental theory of economics and thus he’s so superior and the reason that everyone isn’t following his theory is that they’re too afraid and the academic system is corrupt, blah, blah, blah. At any rate the book was actually supposed to be about why people over and underestimate improbable events or things and thus screw up predictions etc. and what we should be aware of to try and prevent ourselves from doing it. I give it a 2 out of 10.

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