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Everyone Worries Too Much About ‘Black Swans’

Relax. They really are pretty rare. In other words, Taleb might be wrong — people might be overestimating, rather than underestimating, the risk of market crashes. Some recent survey evidence indicates that this might be true. William Goetzmann, Dasol Kim and the Nobel-winning economist Robert Shiller looked at 26 years of survey data, and found […]

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 […]

‘Black Swan’ Author Says U.S. Should Have Broken Up Banks – Bloomberg

“An environment that doesn’t learn from mistakes is one that’s not very healthy,” Taleb said today in an interview with Erik Schatzker on Bloomberg Television. “We should have broken up the banks, we should be decentralizing. Instead the system is getting more centralized.”  

Taleb on `Antifragile’ Book, U.S. Shootings, Market Bloomberg TV

This is a little bit all over the place and it seems like there should be more (states that NNT will be with them for the whole hour)… Audio

Nassim Taleb Responds To Bloomberg Article – Business Insider

Apparently the NNT quotes Bloomberg posted earlier today (and to which I posted a link) were taken out of context and NNT isn’t too happy about it. So why is Taleb so furious? Basically he says he wasn’t giving investment advice at all, and that he was giving an hour-long lecture on anti-fragility and risk, […]