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Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sees Greater Risks Than Nuclear War | Bloomberg TV

Bloomberg TV Markets and Finance Published on Aug 16, 2017 Aug.16 — Nassim Nicholas Taleb, adviser at Universa Investments, sat down for an interview with Erik Schatzker Tuesday evening in New York. Taleb, famous for his assessment of risk, says there are greater risks out there than nuclear war with North Korea.

The One Video to Watch on Climate, If You Have Just 3 Minutes

A project by Rupert Read who coauthored ‘Climate models and precautionary measures‘ with NNT (among others).

Embracing ‘antifragility’ (2013)

Reader Garin (thanks!) pointed me to this Al Jazeera video from 2013 that I missed. Interesting and unusual video format.

The empirical distribution is … not empirical

Published on Jun 12, 2017 For fat tailed distributions, the empirical distributions does not reflect the true statistical properties, particularly for extremes. This is a simplified side note to a paper with Mark Spitznagel on why people make a mistake by looking at raw historical data as “empiricism”.

Math Encounters – Contemplating Coincidence: ‘Random’ Solutions to Challenging Problems

Published on May 18, 2017 We all encounter randomness every day — it is part of how we talk about the weather, sports, and even love. But despite being so familiar, randomness can be an elusive idea to pin down. Join mathematician Matthew Richey as he guides us toward greater understanding, demonstrating how randomness can […]