The Black Swan: A Question
May 8, 2009
I just started reading The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Teleb – just a few chapters into the text, so this is not a review.
The book is acclaimed as a New York Times Best Seller.
Being a best seller implies many, many copies sold. (In Dr. Taleb’s own words; very scalable!)
Now I am not a MENSA genius by any stretch, and I qualify as at least gifted with average intelligence.
That being stated, in the first couple of chapters and prologue of this book I had to grab a dictionary a couple of times 🙂
Which brings me to my question;
a) Did every MENSA member on the planet purchase this text?
b) Or does this book join Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History Of Time as millions of copies sold – most never read ? (or finished!)