The Black Swan


Posted on December 12, 2008 by Blake Leath

I won't mischaracterize this as a 'book review,' because it's not.

But I encourage you to read The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb.  Not because you'll particularly agree with it, or enjoy his obvious though constantly denied hubris, but because the book is required reading for anyone involved in triaging the recent economic hemorrhages that have occurred on Wall & Main Streets.

The Black Swan is indeed provocative and fun, however, and you'll enjoy a number of Taleb's stories and metaphors, not the least of which involves an over-confident turkey.

Here is Taleb's home page: 

And here he is on my beloved Charlie Rose: