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DATE CHANGE Jeff Ctr Book Grp: "The Black Swan" by N. N. Taleb

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

For June 2014 we have switched our date from the third Wednesday to the second Wednesday. On June 11, we will discuss The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. This much-cited book explores why and how humans get blind-sided by rare events. Our brains focus on specifics instead of generalities, and overvalue what we already know and don't consider what we don't. We restrict our thinking to the irrelevant and inconsequential, and are vulnerable to large events that in fact shape our world. An outside-the-box mix of thought experiments, stories, and epistemology.