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* BFU Weekly Journal *
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Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The wait is almost over.

Nassim Taleb helped create one of your Bastiat Free University master's courses.

His book Fooled By Randomness was a best seller and is included in some of your BFU courses, as are some of his shorter works. This book is a great read if you want to explore fallacies that underlie "undisputed facts" we encounter each day.

A Nassim Taleb quote:
"My major hobby is teasing people who take themselves & the quality of their knowledge too seriously & those who don’t have the guts to sometimes say: I don’t know...." (You may not be able to change the world but can at least get some entertainment & make a living out of the epistemic arrogance of the human race).

Nassim Taleb has a new book due out next week, The Black Swan. For much of recorded history no one would have believed a black swan possible. Far too often what we believe determines what we "know."

You can pre-order Taleb's The Black Swan right now and not have to remember to pick it up later. One of the secrets of success is to be too early - here is a chance to practice that concept.

Order The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.


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