The Black Swan
Number of Pages: 444
This is the second Taleb book on the list for this year. The first was Fooled by Randomness, which I liked better. I love Taleb’s style and how he pokes fun at business school students, newspapers, and idiot savants. I actually picked this book up close to when it was released in 2007 and didn’t make it very far. I had trouble getting through it this time and it took over 2 weeks of reading time. That hindered my comprehension of some of the key concepts and I’ll need to revisit this book at some point. But overall, a very helpful book on how to consider the things outside of what we normally expect and what is usually discussed.