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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Did You End Up Like the Turkey? – Scala Volpe Capital

Many people went into July 22 thinking they had a "conservative" or "moderate risk" portfolio. ¬†After 12.5% (or higher) losses, many of those same individuals now realize they had high risk portfolios all along.¬† The problem is, n…

Help, friends. How do we translate nerd into French? "pollard" seems archaic, "b…

Help, friends. How do we translate nerd into French? “pollard” seems archaic, “bachotteur” and “livresque” inadequate. (I am translating the aphorisms of The Bed of Procrustes). Mille mercis.

Only he who is free with his time will be free with his opinion.

Only he who is free with his time will be free with his opinion.

Nassim N. Taleb Home & Professional Page

Shared by JohnH

From NNT’s home page. Certainly hope all is well, health-wise. I would imagine he’s inundated with requests from the media to speak about the meltdown etc. I do see some speaking engagements coming up in September, http://www.fooledb…

Life has to be an acquired taste; people lose their heroism and get more and mor…

Life has to be an acquired taste; people lose their heroism and get more and more scared of death as they age.