Incerto (Deluxe Edition): Fooled by Randomness, the Black Swan, the Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile, Skin in the Game


SKU: 9781984819819 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Random House
Product ID: 259852


The landmark five-book investigation of uncertainty, chance, volatility, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand–now in a beautifully designed, cloth-bound deluxe hardcover boxed set.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s New York Times bestselling series–consisting of Antifragile, The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, The Bed of Procrustes, and Skin in the Game–has changed the way millions see the world and think about uncertainty, chance, volatility, and risk across a wide range of domains. They can be read singly but are also written to complement each other and actually comprise a single work. The Incerto is that collection, newly designed and boxed (now including his most recently published book, Skin in the Game) to offer readers the full scope of the most significant and impactful intellectual projects of our time.

In Fooled by Randomness, Taleb explores the impact of one of the least understood forces in all of our lives–randomness–and its effects in the forum in which luck is most conspicuously mistaken for skill: the world of business.

In The Black Swan, Taleb shows us that highly improbable and unpredictable events underlie almost everything about our world.

The Bed of Procrustes, a provocative book of aphorisms, represents Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects–modifying humans to satisfy technology and blaming reality for not fitting economic models.

In Antifragile, Taleb identifies a category of things that not only gain from chaos but need it in order to survive and thrive.

Skin in the Game shows how the willingness to accept one’s own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.

ISBN: 9781984819819
Publisher: Random House
Pub Date: 07/2019
Format: Hardcover
Weight: 8.40lbs
Size: 10.75h x 7.25w x 7.60d

Additional information

Weight 8.40 lbs
Dimensions 10.75 × 7.25 × 7.60 in