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The Improbable Prose of Nassim Nicholas Taleb | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty

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HatTip to Dave Lull. Thanks Dave!
Taleb openly despises those in “suits”—very often mainstream economists or students of finance—who make predictions without bothering to study the record of their previous forecasts. Taleb de…

6 Heroes Of The Credit Crunch – 23/03/2010

Finally, a bonus hero: Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the trader-turned-author of The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness. Taleb warns us not to ignore low-probability events at the ‘long tail’, as the effect of these ‘Black Swans’ can be catastrophic. Also, h…

nntaleb: Fat Tony out-argues Socrates the Athenian, an argumentative man www.fooledbyrandomness.com/FatTony2.pdf (comnts welcome…but not abt typos)

nntaleb: Fat Tony out-argues Socrates the Athenian, an argumentative man www.fooledbyrandomness.com/FatTony2.pdf (comnts welcome…but not abt typos)

Opacity

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Aha! Now we see where all those tweets were coming from. Links above to full list. HatTip to Dave Lull.
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A few Aphorisms




In science you need to
understand the world; in business you need others to misunderstand
it.

nntaleb: The return of Fat Tony (comments welcome)

nntaleb: The return of Fat Tony http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/FatTony1.pdf (comments welcome)