About this book
Paperback edition of the international bestseller, which presents a concept that changes the way we look at the world. A Black Swan is a highly unlikely event, it's unpredictable, creates a massive impact and cannot be easily explained. Examples are the astonishing success of Google and the tragedy of 9/11. For fans of "Freakonomics", "The Wisdom Of Crowds" and "The Tipping Point". 'A fascinating study...' Larry Elliot, "Guardian"
Why are we so often unwilling to accept that life is unpredictable? In this book, the author distils his idiosyncratic wisdom to demolish our illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance and erudition against modern philistinism and phoniness.