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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

jsharf, January 2, 2010

An important book that should change the way we think about markets and social phenomena as a whole. The author shows that large price movements are both more common and more damaging that we think, but that they're so far outside our normal experience that we're psychologically unequipped to expect them. Our mathematics that we're developed to manage risk is also deeply flawed, and has led to a number of market crashes in the last decade.

There's virtually no mathematics in the book, and it's easily accessible to laymen.
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