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@mikeandallie @nntaleb recommended this book 3 weeks ago. This chart in the beginning explains a puzzle I’ve wondered about in insurance for 15 years. Permalink 4:42 PM – 25 Sep 2017

@yaneerbaryam #AI: Using it and consequences for business risk & opportunity w/ @nntaleb @alex_pentland scholarships available:   Permalink 2:09 PM – 25 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Just a reminder that we’ve survived 13 centuries.   Permalink 8:10 AM – 25 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Byzantine hymns in Greek in Amioun yesterday. Permalink 6:13 AM – 25 Sep 2017

@FriedrichHayek Whatever you think of Taleb, he grabs on to core problems that others ignore or don’t see and shakes them like an attack dog on a leg.   Permalink 10:41 AM – 24 Sep 2017

@chelenki @nntaleb just about died laughing reading this review on #blackswan   Permalink 10:12 AM – 24 Sep 2017

@nntaleb I am dumb when I don’t have skin in the game. Permalink 6:40 AM – 24 Sep 2017

@VanessaBeeley New York first responders connect to #AlQaeda, you know the group they think is behind 9/11. #World_gone_Mad @21WIRE @RenieriArts   Permalink 3:37 AM – 24 Sep 2017

@nntaleb And the Solid Eric Weinstein is misquoted in same NYT article. Anyone who cites the NYT has a pbm.   Permalink 3:00 PM – 23 Sep 2017

@nntaleb   Permalink 2:49 PM – 23 Sep 2017

@nntaleb This GROSS misrepresentation by NYT is the reason I will not pre-release my book to them for reviews. They will have to buy it after publ.   Permalink 2:47 PM – 23 Sep 2017

@nntaleb NYT misrepresents thesis as “biologically less capable of engineering.” NYT has pbms in reading comprehension!!!   Permalink 2:36 PM – 23 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Fact checking something for the book. Do royals have to take more risks during war? Permalink 1:42 PM – 23 Sep 2017

@nntaleb The picture in the thread is at Heathrow. U.K. raises tons of cash by marketing to label- conscious Gucci- wearing rich foreigners w/kids. Permalink 5:36 AM – 23 Sep 2017

@nntaleb What I mean by “education” is the current institutional framework. It bears less & less resemblance to its historical antecedents. Permalink 5:24 AM – 23 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Education needs to KEEP proving itself. Permalink 4:43 AM – 23 Sep 2017

@nntaleb No. Education was, at some point great, fast becoming rent-seeking for a group of parasites IYIs who indoctrinate our youths. Permalink 4:41 AM – 23 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Observe the variability between individuals > variability in age (distrib of age). The same applies to mental sharpness.   Permalink 4:32 PM – 22 Sep 2017

@andrejpwalker Any Conservative who had put 40,000 (mostly) immigrant workers on the dole in one pen stroke would’ve been RUINED for it. #Uber @SadiqKhan Permalink 2:03 PM – 22 Sep 2017

@johnabarnes32 Editing a @nntaleb aphorism: don’t take someone’s book recommendation seriously unless he’s read it twice. Permalink 9:57 AM – 22 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Minority rule in action. One Polish, one Lithuanian, one Latvian, 3 neighboring countries, conversing in English. (With permission). Permalink 8:52 AM – 22 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Now that the book is finished (sort of), I can do probability for entertainment. Permalink 7:30 AM – 22 Sep 2017

@thackerpd .@dannyhakim story on #Monsanto & dicamba link to this video looking at #dicamba impacts across America   Permalink 7:01 AM – 22 Sep 2017

@DineshDSouza This reads like a parody but apparently isn’t–they’re even more crooked than we thought   Permalink 6:16 AM – 22 Sep 2017

@nntaleb “Dr” please show me a SINGLE paper by historians not misestimating violence. A single one will do. Tawkers… Permalink 4:39 AM – 22 Sep 2017

@CutTheKnotMath Curious #mahfact   Permalink 4:30 AM – 22 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Abandoned swimming pool. Permalink 4:23 AM – 22 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Tourism: visiting abandoned Soviet structures in Lithuania. #Realworld tourism. Permalink 3:53 AM – 22 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Pippa Malgren @DrPippaM took a break from signing, so I signed a few of her books. Permalink 3:05 AM – 22 Sep 2017

@nntaleb This link between Marathon and “saving” Western Civilization is what I call overfitting. History is largely bullshitters.   Permalink 5:36 PM – 21 Sep 2017

@nntaleb 1) The strategy of Monsanto-funded smear campaigners like Dietwald Claus is to wait for someone to attack someone then come in w/remarks. Permalink 12:01 PM – 21 Sep 2017

@nntaleb I know, calling “idiot” someone who is not an MD & reads archives for a living, yet has “Dr” in his twitter handle would hurrrrrrrrrrrrrt. Permalink 9:02 AM – 21 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Another idiot who probably overfits without knowing it is a bad thing.   Permalink 8:33 AM – 21 Sep 2017

@nntaleb I actually mean historians are worse: they don’t understand what “overfitting” means & think by doing it they are “sophisticated”. Permalink 8:14 AM – 21 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Thalassa! After a long walk in the pine forest, the Baltic Sea. Permalink 6:06 AM – 21 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Mr Pullman is a bullshit vendor, so you need to help him out a bit. Permalink 5:23 AM – 21 Sep 2017

@nntaleb #Antifragile   Permalink 4:55 AM – 21 Sep 2017

@nntaleb And if historians keep saying “no, we don’t overfit”, answer: well… yes you do overfit & don’t know it.   Permalink 3:19 AM – 21 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Can someone answer that idiot?   Permalink 2:43 AM – 21 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Palanga, Lithuania. About to start my lektchur. Permalink 12:59 AM – 21 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Typical overfitting by…historians. This was written before.   Permalink 12:38 AM – 21 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Why are you so dishonest as to validate my point abt historians? Answer THIS:   Permalink 12:27 AM – 21 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Another ignorant-ignorant of their ignorance:@carolinepennock Permalink 11:52 PM – 20 Sep 2017

@nntaleb The remarkable ability of people of being so ignorant as to not understand the charges of ignorance levelled at them   Permalink 11:47 PM – 20 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Even better, wait 1 week minimum before answering nonimmediate mail. Best is 1 month.   Permalink 11:08 PM – 20 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Our synthesis of pbm w/historiography. Another one on misestimations on the way. @BenedictEvans is an idiot.   Permalink 11:01 PM – 20 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Benedict Evans @BenedictEvans is an imbecile who just throws words without knowing what he is talking about.   Permalink 10:58 PM – 20 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Give someone an inch, they will ask for a mile. Permalink 6:59 AM – 20 Sep 2017

@nntaleb After the Kurds (eventually) get their state, you can imagine a breakup of Turkey.   Permalink 6:13 AM – 20 Sep 2017

@nntaleb When you want a fool to teach your children how to NOT think, Monbiot works well. Permalink 5:10 AM – 20 Sep 2017

@GuruAnaerobic I think this qualifies as one of @nntaleb’s “literalists”.   Permalink 5:02 AM – 20 Sep 2017

@byzantinepower Don’t claim to be “woke” if u haven’t got this book #Byzantium Permalink 4:57 AM – 20 Sep 2017

@nntaleb They also teach them to lie.   Permalink 4:10 PM – 19 Sep 2017

@francispouliot_ Thanks to @nntaleb and @EconTalker for inspiring this essay on emergent order and antifragility. Thanks Bitcoin ecosystem for making it real   Permalink 11:29 AM – 19 Sep 2017

@nntaleb There is something common to modern “liberal” and Sunni-Salafi education: They teach students answers rather than how to ask questions. Permalink 9:13 AM – 19 Sep 2017

@garyruskin How #Monsanto Manufactured ‘Outrage’ at #Glyphosate Cancer Classification It Expected   by @careygillam @USRightToKnow Permalink 8:40 AM – 19 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Lecturing on catastrophic/tail risks in Bermuda. When in Rome… Permalink 4:37 AM – 19 Sep 2017

@nntaleb The problem of SJW, universalists, globalists, Islamists, neo-atheists, and modernists is that they take everything, every word) literally. Permalink 3:05 AM – 19 Sep 2017

@nntaleb The point is not that @peterdaou has the IQ of a cauliflower. It’s that the press is 1) a monoculture, 2) dying a slow but certain death.   Permalink 3:40 PM – 18 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Copy editors are English majors victims of thought police… One wanted to change “American-style Options” to “U.S.-style” as more PC. Permalink 10:58 AM – 18 Sep 2017

@martyrmade As @johnrobb points out, this cartoon is no analogy for political/financial/journalism experts because pilots have skin in the game @nntaleb Permalink 10:44 AM – 18 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Corrected. I tend to post on twitter without even rereading. Permalink 5:51 AM – 18 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Organization of the book. Permalink 5:41 AM – 18 Sep 2017

@sentantiq “When the government is at its most corrupt, the more laws [there are].” corruptissima re publica plurimae leges #Tacitus Permalink 4:14 PM – 17 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Classical misestimation and biases by historians: history is anecdotes + BS + hearsay+ occasional truths…   Permalink 5:31 AM – 17 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Fiction vs Nonfiction, go with fiction.   Permalink 5:21 AM – 17 Sep 2017

@turlevnon #syriac_calendar Permalink 10:35 PM – 16 Sep 2017

@nntaleb I am adding this to Skin In the Game. Anyone knows a good translator of TEX into Word? Permalink 3:06 PM – 15 Sep 2017

@nntaleb The highest compliment. But I wonder which group I personally fall into.   Permalink 2:45 PM – 15 Sep 2017

@pauld1981 Symmetry you’re poor: they can corrupt u by giving you money -cheap you’re rich: they can corrupt u by not confiscating your money -cheaper Permalink 11:55 AM – 15 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Now that the book is done: Writing is 95% walking, 5% sitting. Mathematics is 95% sitting, 5% walking. Permalink 10:41 AM – 15 Sep 2017

@ThalesLives Ever since reading @nntaleb’s books and articles, my bullshit detector has been much improved. If you haven’t read his work yet, do so. Permalink 10:10 AM – 15 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Friday Follow: @CutTheKnotMath for mathematical brainteasers. Like finding a parking spot in NY, never easy, never impossible #TwitterMath   Permalink 8:41 AM – 15 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Little by little, a file on the behavior of MSM w/r to Syria is being built.   Permalink 1:47 PM – 14 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Friends, any translation of this (tarqtu’l khalqa tarran…)? Thanks Permalink 11:02 AM – 14 Sep 2017

@philipbstark 1/ Probs w #GMO crops not just farm practices & herbicides:   .@nntaleb .@bittman .@UCBerkeleyFood @michaelpollan Permalink 8:42 AM – 14 Sep 2017

@Biixi001 Can U believe!? NewYorker just outed @nntaleb – not just flaneuring/chasing lost wisdom&IYIs, also taking care of lost property in Paris Permalink 8:00 AM – 14 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life Permalink 7:41 AM – 14 Sep 2017

@nntaleb So Mr Makram Rabah, pls explain why your work should be read when: You (willfully) mislabel You fabricate facts You lie on your resumé Permalink 5:14 AM – 14 Sep 2017

@nntaleb This expression @ektrit you seem to attribute to Saint Morcos of Ephesus. True? Permalink 4:13 AM – 14 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Historians focus on the lurid and discount absence of evidence, with huge distortions in accounts. Permalink 3:43 AM – 14 Sep 2017

@DavidDuPouy Antifragile is BIG in Japan @nntaleb Permalink 5:12 PM – 13 Sep 2017

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