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Monthly Archives: December 2009

don’t worry if you don’t know “absolutely everything” before starting out | Gapingvoid

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Again, just seeing NNT’s ideas filter into the culture. Hugh Macleod is an artist and an entrepreneur and a frequent speaker at internet conferences. He blogs at
To get some very lucid, hard­core pers­pec­ti…

Six Mistakes Executives Make in Risk Management | Compliance Building

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Tidy summary of October 2009 HBR article.
Nassim N. Taleb, Daniel G. Goldstein, and Mark W. Spitznagel discuss risk management and short comings in approaches in the October 2009 issue of the Harvard Business Review (subscription req…

Boston Conference – Panel 1

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Taleb talks briefly @ 25 minute mark for about 5 minutes. Mostly on “know what vs. know how”. Caplan wrote The Myth of the Rational Voter. Great Caplan introduction audio lecture from SXSW 2008 at…

Nassim Taleb and the Black Swan. Challenging the academics foundations of economics and finance. Repost from /r/PhilosophyofScience. : Economics

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Nice intro to NNT article found at Reddit by sixbillionthsheep
Nassim Taleb is the best-selling author of The Black Swan. He is a former Wall Street trader and a current University Professor of risk engineering whose grandfather and …


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From NNT’s homepage. Continued at link above. Hat tip to Dave Lull.
118- 2009, Annus MirabilisI thought that calendar 2009 was agood year for my thinking activities; taking stock I thought I hadsatisfied my new year commitment to not…