I am talking tonight (Thurs, Dec 6th) at the Ignite Chicago event (click for the site) at the Debonair Social Club (1575 N Milwaukee Ave). I was originally going to do a talk on Venture vs Angel fundraising. However, I have decided to change topics last minute and do it on Nassim Taleb’s book, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. I have written in the past on this topic, The Turtles of Omaha, but was inspired to do another post (coming) and change the presentation after Steve Jurvetson gave a compelling talk on our monthly partners call this morning on the book & topic. For those interested, you can download the original presentation on fundraising, Off to See the Wizard, by clicking. Download 2007_12ignite_talk.ppt.
Wikipedia gives a brief overview in its Black Swan Theory entry.