The black swan the impact of the highly improbable is a 2007 book by author and former options trader nassim nicholas taleb the book focuses on the extreme impact of rare and unpredictable outlier events and the human tendency to find simplistic explanations for these events retrospectively taleb calls this the black swan theory. Nassim nicholas taleb t l b arabic alternatively nessim or nissim born 1960 is a lebanese american essayist scholar statistician and former trader and risk analyst whose work focuses on problems of randomness probability and uncertainty. For nassim nicholas taleb black swans underlie almost everythin 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. Author nassim nicholas taleb discusses his book the black swan in relation to predicting the future learning from the consequences of the unknown and the power of randomness. This item the black swan the impact of the highly improbable by nassim nicholas taleb paperback 719 in stock sent from and sold by amazon free delivery on orders over 10 details fooled by randomness the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets by nassim nicholas taleb paperback 655
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