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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Topics for Discussion

Nassim Taleb
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What did Taleb mean by the Black Swan?

What was wrong with Platonic thinking, according to the author?

How were Taleb's ideas received by the statistical analysts and college professors?

Describe how empirical skepticism works.

What methods had Taleb used to make enough money so that he could become a full-time thinker, speaker, and author?

Why have so many argued against empirical skepticism even to the point of attacking Taleb's character (ad hominem fallacy)?

Briefly (250 words or less) describe a Black Swan event with which you were involved or one that you can identify in the Twenty-first Century.

What did Taleb think about the credibility of Nobel prize winners?

Who was Yevgenia and what had she done?

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