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Monthly Archives: December 2009

nntaleb: Note 118 www.fooledbyrandomness.com/notebook.htm

nntaleb: Note 118 www.fooledbyrandomness.com/notebook.htm

The Rhetorical Journey: How we fool ourselves brilliantly and how Dwight D. Eisenhower became President

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Great story about Eisenhower’s own Black Swan as well.
According to Taleb in “The Black Swan”, the human mind suffers from three ailments when it comes to looking back and understanding history, or even the events that shape our own …

healthcare epistemocrat: m=1/n=1 Cartography: Myth as Mentor

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With NNT on hiatus as it were, my attention is being drawn to people who are talking about his ideas. I don’t really have the time (or smarts really) to do point by point analysis of each individual’s application (or criticism ) of N…

Amazon.com: Profile For meno: Reviews

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This links to NNT’s Amazon book reviews. HatTip to Dave Lull.
Explaining Social Behavior: More Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences by Jon ElsterEdition: PaperbackPrice: $23.76Availability: In Stock39 used & new from $19.73 …

taleb

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In the interest of at least appearing to have some balance, from time to time I’ll share a well-written, intelligent criticism of NNT. This is by Eric Falkenstein, author of Finding Alpha.
Nassim Taleb is a former trader who wrote a …