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9781984819819

Incerto

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  • ISBN13:

    9781984819819

  • ISBN10:

    198481981X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2019-07-30
  • Publisher: Random House Inc

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Summary

The landmark five-book series—now in a beautifully designed, cloth-bound deluxe hardcover boxed set

The Incerto is an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision making when we don’t understand the world, expressed in the form of a personal essay with autobiographical sections, stories, parables, and philosophical, historical, and scientific discussions, in non-overlapping volumes that can be accessed in any order. The main thread is that while there is inordinate uncertainty about what is going on, there is great certainty as to what one should do about it.

This deluxe boxed set includes:
FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS
THE BLACK SWAN
THE BED OF PROCRUSTES
ANTIFRAGILE
SKIN IN THE GAME

Author Biography

Nassim Nicholas Taleb spent two decades as a risk taker before becoming a full-time essayist and scholar focusing on practical and philosophical problems with chance, luck, and probability. His focus in on how different systems handle disorder. He now spends most of his time in the intense seclusion of his study, or as a flâneur meditating in cafés. In addition to his life as a trader he spent several years as a Distinguished Professor at New York University’s School of Engineering and also as Dean’s Professor at U. Mass Amherst. Taleb’s books—Antifragile, Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan and The Bed of Procrustes—have more than one hundred translations in forty-one languages.

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