A literal black swan

Nassim Taleb popularized the phrase black swan in his book by that name. Taleb uses a black swan as a metaphor for rare events with significant impact. Europeans assumed that all swans were white until explorers reached Australia and saw black swans.

I took this photo at Albert Park in Melbourne this morning.

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5 thoughts on “A literal black swan

  1. I think it was Terry Pratchett who pointed out that black swans are just as useful as white ones.

  2. Black Swan often refers to an event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and that would be extremely difficult to predict: however which would have a major impact.

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