Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to immersing himself in problems of luck, uncertainty, probability, and knowledge. Part literary essayist, part empiricist, part no-nonsense mathematical trader, he is currently taking a break as Dean's Professor in the Sciences of Uncertainty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His last book, the bestsellerFooled by Randomness, has been published in nineteen languages. Taleb lives mostly in New York. From the Hardcover edition.Taleb, Nassim Nicholas is the author of 'The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable', published 2010 under ISBN 9780812973815 and ISBN 081297381X.