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    • The Black Swan, Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility"

    • Incerto, Book 2
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
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    A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. 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. Elegant, startling, and universal in its applications, The Black Swan will change the way you look at the world. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • full of insights

    • By Amazon Customer on 25-03-2019

    Non-member price: $48.76

    • Skin in the Game

    • Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.

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    • Pure Treasure!

    • By Benny on 12-07-2019

    Non-member price: $41.01

    • Fooled by Randomness

    • The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook is about luck, or more precisely, how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. It is already a landmark work, and its title has entered our vocabulary. In its second edition, Fooled by Randomness is now a cornerstone for anyone interested in random outcomes.

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    • Great book BUT...

    • By James on 18-10-2018

    Non-member price: $30.35

    • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

    • Incerto, Book 1
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas Taleb - veteran trader, renowned risk expert, polymathic scholar, erudite raconteur has penned a modern classic that turns on its head what we believe about luck and skill. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill - the world of trading - Fooled by Randomness provides captivating insight into one of the least understood factors in all our lives. 

    Non-member price: $39.01

    • The Black Swan

    • The Impact of the Highly Improbable
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pragmatic concept deluvered in an arrogant message

    • By Theres on 21-08-2017

    Non-member price: $41.00

    • The Bed of Procrustes

    • Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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    By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects.

    Non-member price: $20.49

    • Antifragile

    • Prosperare nel disordine
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Nicola Bonimelli
    • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
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    Questo audiolibro offre una nuova visione del mondo. La prospettiva che cambierà le nostre idee sulla società e ispirerà le nostre scelte quotidiane. Ci aiuterà a comprendere come il nostro corpo si protegge dalle malattie e le specie viventi si evolvono, come la libertà d'impresa crea prosperità e il genio si trasforma in innovazione.

    Non-member price: $44.01

    • The Calm Before the Storm

    • Why Volatility Signals Stability and Vice Versa
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Gregory F. Treverton
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Instead of trying to predict "Black Swan" events such as coups or crises, forecasters should look at how political systems handle disorder. The best indicator of a country's future trajectory is not a lengthy past stability, but recent moderate volatility.

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    • Skin in the Game - Das Risiko und sein Preis

    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Steffen Groth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
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    Warum gibt es heute mehr Sklaven als zu Zeiten der alten Römer? Warum gehen Unternehmen unter? Warum lässt sich Demokratie nie auf andere Länder übertragen? Die Antwort ist immer die selbe: Kein "Skin in the Game". Zu viele der Menschen, die auf der Welt Macht und Einfluss haben, müssen nicht wirklich den Kopf hinhalten. Man riskiert etwas und zahlt einen Preis dafür. Handwerker und selbstständige Unternehmer - sie alle haben etwas zu verlieren. Berufspolitiker, Angestellte und Journalisten meistens nicht.

    Non-member price: $30.21

    • Giocati dal caso

    • Il ruolo della fortuna nella finanza e nella vita
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Nicola Bonimelli
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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    È vero che sono i più capaci ad avere successo nella vita? Questo audiolibro parla della fortuna. O meglio, del ruolo che gioca il caso nella nostra vita in generale, nei nostri affari in particolare. Ma parla anche di quella fortuna che, non essendo percepita come tale, viene scambiata per abilità: una confusione presente in molteplici campi, dalla scienza alla politica, dall'arte alla finanza. Quante volte abbiamo visto un idiota baciato dalla fortuna trovarsi nel posto giusto al momento giusto, dimostrazione vivente della "sopravvivenza del meno adatto"?

    Non-member price: $12.51

    • Il cigno nero

    • Come l'improbabile governa la nostra vita
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Nicola Bonimelli
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
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    Cosa pensarono gli europei quando, giunti in Australia, videro dei cigni neri dopo aver creduto per secoli, supportati dall'evidenza, che tutti i cigni fossero bianchi? Un singolo evento è sufficiente a invalidare un convincimento frutto di un'esperienza millenaria. Ci ripetono che il futuro è prevedibile e i rischi controllabili, ma la storia non striscia, salta. I cigni neri sono eventi rari, di grandissimo impatto e prevedibili solo a posteriori, come l'invenzione della ruota, l'11 settembre, il crollo di Wall Street e il successo di Google.

    Non-member price: $34.56

    • Robustezza e fragilità

    • Che fare? Il Cigno nero tre anni dopo
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Nicola Bonimelli
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
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    Tre anni dopo la pubblicazione del "Cigno nero", un racconto filosofico acclamato in tutto il mondo, Nassim Nicholas Taleb fa il bilancio della vita del suo libro. L'idea talebiana del "Cigno nero" ha conquistato milioni di lettori e fecondato la ricerca in campi molto diversi, dalla filosofia alla statistica, dalla sociologia alla psicologia, agli studi sul clima, alla medicina. Meno feconda questa idea si è rivelata invece in economia, l'area più immediatamente vicina agli interessi dell'autore.

    Non-member price: $7.79