Showing results by author "Nassim Nicholas Taleb"

Categories

All Categories

6 results
Sort by
    • The Black Swan

    • The Impact of the Highly Improbable
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 425
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 292
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 285

    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
    • A magazine article posing as a book

    • By Peter on 05-12-08

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Skin in the Game

    • Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 227

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great work by Teleb

    • By Tim on 05-03-18

    Regular price: £26.29

    • 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 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Self righteous rambling

    • By Ben Stubbens on 21-02-17

    Regular price: £19.49

    • The Bed of Procrustes

    • Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fooled by poetry and neat rhetoric

    • By Judy Corstjens on 31-10-13

    Regular price: £13.19

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth a listen.

    • By Mr on 13-10-17

    Regular price: £1.89

    • Skin in the Game - Das Risiko und sein Preis

    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Steffen Groth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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.

    Regular price: £19.89