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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable - Epilogue: Yevgenia's White Swans Summary & Analysis

Nassim Taleb
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Epilogue: Yevgenia's White Swans Summary and Analysis

Summary

The Epilogue described how the author's fictional character, Yevgenia, went into seclusion to write her second book. The literary world had greatly anticipated the second book, and once released, called it a masterpiece. However, sales were dismal. The publisher, now in financial straights, blamed the lackluster sales on the book being too long. This was Yevgenia's second Black Swan, but unlike the first one, this was a negative experience for the publisher. For Yevgenia, she could not have cared less.

Analysis

Ending the book with an epilogue that illustrated the differences between positive and negative Black Swans was a nice touch. While Yevgenia's publisher went into financial difficulties and cursed the day that he had ever taken on her book, Yevgenia considered the sales figures of the book to have been irrelevant. She had...

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