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Ask HN: What three books impacted your career the most?

naboavida: Learn how not to be a fool, or at least, minimize its impacts.

Ask HN: Books you read in 2016?

gedrap: Brilliant book about overlooking rare events which have dramatic consequences because 'it's unlikely to happen'.

tsaprailis: This in my opinion is a superb book if you are interested in statistics/philosophy. He presents the chaotic structure of our world and why extreme events are more common than we think.Definitely suggested.

misiti3780: 5th time reading it

Ask HN: What books have made the biggest impact on your mental models?

mck-: A much more modern business book on the now-mainstream concept of "Black Swan" events. But the true value of this book goes beyond the concept – it changed my view of statistics, knowledge, empirical skepticism, philosophy, cognitive biases, societal dynamics, and sure, made me quit investment banking.

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Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?

ncphillips: Taleb has changed my way of looking at the world. His books are enjoyable to read, and his ideas thought provoking. I will continue to read the rest of his books over the next year.

Ask HN: Books that change your way of thinking?

shantanubala: ...if you want to peer into the mind of an investor.