The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in 10 Seconds

July 4, 2014

I took a lot of notes from this book, but I did not enjoy reading it. Here are five points so you don’t have to read it too.

  1. The fact that you are alive is highly improbable.

  2. Life is made up of random events and the future is impossible to predict.

  3. There is another essential ingredient of success, and that ingredient is luck.” - Melinda Gates

  4. For every success, there are a lot of failures.

  5. Be prepared. Put yourself in situations with favourable outcomes.