New review of Nassim Taleb’s The Black Swan

Nassim Taleb’s The Black Swan is reviewed in The Guardian.

It is as if Taleb – thoughtful Taleb whom we thought we once knew – has been mugged by an editor determined to dumb down in the most stupid way conceivable. The result is a missed opportunity.

But apparently Nassim Taleb doesn’t allow editors to touch his work.

I just had to withdraw a piece from publication. The copy editor wanted to “improve” the sentences.

Quoted from Mahalanobis. A review of the book on Mahalanobis can be found here.

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