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Nassim Taleb Educates a Quant

Now you all know I’m a Taleb super-fan, but this is excellent and hilarious. It’s not going to mean much to the general public, but to those of us following the argument it’s genius.  Would love to watch NNT’s face as he saw it for the first time. I like to think that he’d get a few laughs out of it as well, but who knows?
It has 55 views so far and was created with the very fun Xtranormal software. Here’s the link.  It’s attributed to Peter Cotton. Snooping around on the net I see a Peter Cotton associated with Taleb’s name here, which leads me to believe that it may have been created this Peter Cotton. Would love to get confirmation on that if only to thank him for a good laugh.

3 Comments

  1. Peter Cotton wrote:

    Glad you got a laugh and I trust the same of Nassim, who we both know has a wonderfully self-deprecating sense of humour.

    I’m *very slowly* writing a short book on the counter-quant cadre, but rather busy with some post-Enlightenment data assimilation.

    Regards,

    Peter

    Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 8:48 am | Permalink
  2. JohnH wrote:

    Thanks Peter for stopping by and confirming that it was your handiwork. It is hilarious and I post a link wherever I think I might find an appreciative audience. Good luck with the book and please drop by again to let us know when it’s available.

    Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 11:49 am | Permalink
  3. David Lemus wrote:

    I’m sure John once you find an appreciative audience there will be a riot of laughts. And Peter if Taleb did see the video I’m sure he thought of you at least once. Speaking of books, that reminds me to read Peirce or Graham Green, or whatever I randomly find at the library.

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

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