The Black Swan...Subject of Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Book Club Meeting The DC/SLA book club is pleased to announce a meeting on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, to read The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. We will meet at 6:30 at Zorbas Cafe ( http://www.zorbascafe.com/New_Site/index.html ) (1612 20th Street, at Connecticut Avenue, near the Red line Dupont Metro Station). About the Book: The hubris of predictions - and our perpetual surprise when the not-predicted happens - are themes of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's engaging new book, The Black Swan. It concerns the occurrence of the improbable, the power of rare events and the authors lament that in spite of the empirical record we continue to project into the future as if we were good at it. We expect all swans to be white and are shocked when a black swan swims by. -- New York Times review The book is available on Amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/Black-Swan-Impact-Highly-Improbable/dp/1400063515 ) You can also check out Taleb's acerbic home page ( http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com ) for interviews, reviews, and rebuttals of reviews. Please RSVP to me at [log in to unmask] let me know if you are planning to come. Layla Voll DC SLA Book Club Chair I look forward to seeing you all!