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Nassim Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, mathematical statistician, and former option trader and risk analyst, whose work concerns problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty.

75 Recommended books from Nassim Taleb

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  • 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die

    by Mimi Sheraton January 13, 2015 Travel

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    4.5 stars

    483 ratings

    The ultimate gift for the food lover. In the same way that 1,000 Places to See Before You Die reinvented the travel book, 1,000...

  • A Few Lessons from Sherlock Holmes

    by Peter Bevelin September 16, 2013 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

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    3.9 stars

    70 ratings

    A Few Lessons from Sherlock Holmes is a book for those who want to improve their thinking. It is a practical and enjoyable book...

  • A Guide to Econometrics. 6th edition

    by Peter Kennedy February 19, 2008 Business & Money

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    4.5 stars

    89 ratings

    This is the perfect (and essential) supplement for all econometrics classes--from a rigorous first undergraduate course, to a f...

  • A History of the Mind

    by Nicholas Humphrey October 1, 1992 Politics & Social Sciences

    How does the water of the brain yield the wine of conscious experience? What is the link between bodily activity and our inner ...

  • A Man for All Markets

    by Edward O. Thorp September 9, 2021 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.5 stars

    748 ratings

    The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the fi...

  • Adapt

    by Tim Harford May 8, 2012 Business & Money

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    4.3 stars

    233 ratings

    In this groundbreaking book, Tim Harford, the Undercover Economist, shows us a new and inspiring approach to solving the most p...

  • Alchemy

    by Rory Sutherland May 7, 2019 Business & Money

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    4.7 stars

    346 ratings

    HOW DOES MAGIC HAPPEN? The Ogilvy advertising legend—“one of the leading minds in the world of branding” (NPR)—explores the a...

  • Birth of a Theorem

    by Cédric Villani May 17, 2016 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.3 stars

    168 ratings

    In 2010, the French mathematician Cédric Villani received the Fields Medal, the most coveted prize in mathematics, in recogniti...

  • Body by Science

    by John R. Little and Doug McGuff January 1, 2009 Health, Fitness & Dieting

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    4.6 stars

    1,141 ratings

    Building muscle has never been faster or easier than with this revolutionary once-a-week training program

    In Body By Science...

  • Bull

    by Maggie Mahar October 12, 2004 Business & Money

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    4.3 stars

    112 ratings

    In 1982, the Dow hovered below 1000. Then, the market rose and rapidly gained speed until it peaked above 11,000. Noted journal...

  • Bull by the Horns

    by Sheila Bair September 25, 2012 History

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    4.5 stars

    264 ratings

    The former FDIC Chairwoman, and one of the first people to acknowledge the full risk of subprime loans, offers a unique perspec...

  • Collected Fictions

    by Jorge Luis Borges September 1, 1999 Literature & Fiction

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    4.8 stars

    672 ratings

    From Jorge Luis Borges’s 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity, through his immensely influential collections Ficci...

  • Confessions of a Philosopher

    by Bryan Magee May 18, 1999 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.3 stars

    63 ratings

    In this infectiously exciting book, Bryan Magee tells the story of his own discovery of philosophy and not only makes it come a...

  • Consciousness

    by Susan J. Blackmore and Emily Troscianko April 27, 2018 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.9 stars

    42 ratings

    Now considered the 'last great mystery of science', consciousness was once viewed with extreme scepticism and rejected by mains...

  • Deep Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series)

    by Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio andAaron Courville November 18, 2016 Computers & Technology

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    4.4 stars

    1,474 ratings

    An introduction to a broad range of topics in deep learning, covering mathematical and conceptual background, deep learning tec...

  • Explaining Social Behavior

    by Jon Elster July 28, 2015 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.6 stars

    11 ratings

    In this new edition of his critically acclaimed book, Jon Elster examines the nature of social behavior, proposing choice as th...

  • Financial Derivatives

    by Jamil Baz December 15, 2008 Business & Money

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    4.5 stars

    8 ratings

    Combining their corporate and academic experiences, Jamil Baz and George Chacko offer financial analysts a complete, succinct a...

  • Free The Animal

    by Richard Nikoley July 7, 2017 Health, Fitness & Dieting

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    4.5 stars

    2 ratings

    In his book, Richard shares his tips for eating, fasting, and exercising as wild humans did for millennia. Find out how to embr...

  • Happy Accidents

    by Morton A. Meyers September 1, 2011 Engineering & Transportation

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    4.3 stars

    87 ratings

    Happy Accidents is a fascinating, entertaining, and highly accessible look at the surprising role serendipity has played in som...

  • Hopping over the Rabbit Hole

    by Anthony Scaramucci October 31, 2016 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.5 stars

    69 ratings

    Develop the Scaramucci mindset that drives entrepreneurial success

    Hopping over the Rabbit Hole chronicles the rise, fall, a...

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