The AntiLibrary

Read books are far less valuable than unread ones. The library should contain as much of what you do not know … Indeed, the more you know, the larger the rows of unread books. Let us call this collection of unread books an antilibrary.
- Nassim Tassim Taleb, The Black Swan

Authors and books mentioned in The Black Swan, Fooled by Randonmness, and Antifragile.

Mentioned in The Black Swan and Antifragile.
What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars
by Jim Paul, Brendan
Dubbed as “the best noncharlatanic finance book”.
the black swan
Mentioned in Fooled by Randomness.
Irrational Exuberance
by Robert Shiller
Detail in section “Shiller Redux”.
Mentioned in The Black Swan.
The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence
by Benoit Mandelbrot
Mentioned in The Black Swan.
The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More
by Chris Anderson
Author Chris Anderson is credited with coming up with the term extremistan and reviving the idea of the “long tail”.
Mentioned in Antifragile.
The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom
by Simon Winchester
Needham’s biographer Simon Winchester cites the sinologist Mark Elvin’s description of the problem, as the Chinese did not have, or, rather, no longer had, what he called the “European mania for tinkering and improving.”
Mentioned in The Black Swan.
The War of the World
by Niall Ferguson
Described in the Black Swan as how the Great War came as a surprise and not how it was see as inevitable by backward looking historians.
Mentioned in Fooled by Randomness, The Back Swan and Antifragile.
Choices, Values, and Frames
by Daniel Kahneman
Daniel Kahneman the endeared “uberpsychologist”, is one of the few in academia that has the respect of Mr Taleb.
Mentioned in The Black Swan.
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell

Mentioned in The Black Swan.
The Open Society and Its Enemies, Vol. 1: The Spell of Plato
By Karl Raimund Popper
Free digital version
Mentioned Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan
The Alchemy of Finance
by George Soros
Mentioned in The Black Swan
Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One is
by Friedrich Nietzsche
Free audiobook version
Mentioned in The Black Swan
Epistemics and Economics: A Critique of Economic Doctrines
by G.L.S Shackle
Dubbed a “great underestimated thinker” who’s work is “now almost completely obscure”.
Mentioned in The Black Swan
Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition
by Umberto Eco
Inspired the Antilibrary

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