Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Taleb's tales

Publishers Lunch says that Nassim Nicholas Taleb has a deal for a new book, The Black Swans. Which reminds me that I have long intended to read his first one, Fooled by Randomness. Its subtitle is 'The hidden role of chance in the markets and life.' Sounds to me as if it might be highly relevant to writing and publishing.

The new book 'explores the role of significant unforeseen events... showing how our evolutionary heritage prevents us from understanding modern uncertainty... unless we can embrace a new form of an ancient philosophy -- stoicism.'

So, Nassim, we are all advised to be stoical, are we? Yup, like I say -- highly relevant to writing and publishing.

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