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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Learning to Expect the Unexpected, The New York Times (2004-04-08}

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Born: January 1, 1960 (age 59)

Bio: Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Lebanese American essayist and scholar whose work focuses on problems of randomness, probability and uncertainty. His 2007 book The Black Swan was described in a review by Sunday Times as one of the twelve most influential books since World War II.

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