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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Friday’s Quiz. You run into 2 people and are told that the total net worth for both is $30 million…

Friday’s Quiz. You run into 2 people and are told that the total net worth for both is $30 million. What is the most likely breakdown? Next we will apply that to errors… and GMOs. via Friday’s Quiz. You run into 2 people and… – Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Facebook. So far everybody got it. […]

This article passed a potent filters: it was posted by 3 people on this site…

This article passed a potent filters: it was posted by 3 people on this site. Indeed: this is a convex (antifragile) response, benefiting from Jensen’s inequality. Posted by Pablo Emanuel, Anthony Bishop, and Subhabrata Pal (plus Jed Trott). Randomized Treatments May Be More Effective at Stopping Disease Outbreaks: Scientific American Mathematicians have found that by […]

Nasim Taleb on Syria, Market Regulation, Nasdaq | Bloomberg

Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a New York University professor and author of “The Black Swan” and “Antifragile,” talks about the need for executives to be accountable and pay the price for poor decisions. Taleb, speaking with Tom Keene, Sara Eisen and Alix Steel on Bloomberg Television’s “Surveillance,” also discusses the conflict in Syria […]

Second Annual SALT Asia Conference Announces Program

Mark your calendars folks. This should be good though the deck is pretty much stacked against NNT. Hope he’ll have FT traveling with him. NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — SkyBridge Capital (SkyBridge), an alternative investment firm, today announced the program for the second annual SkyBridge Alternatives “SALT” Asia Conference, which will take place […]

This is a technical version of the “Masquerade Problem”…

This is a technical version of the “Masquerade Problem” in The Black Swan, or how to survive with problem of induction. Remarkably, 7 years later, I have not seen anyone getting it. Hopefully, when presented technically, people may get the point. Will convert the Chapter into a paper at some point, format in LaTex and […]