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Nassim Taleb, Hedgework, Frankfurt May 8, 2012

NNT spoke at Hedgework in Frankfurt on May 8, 2012.
More pictures at the Hedgework site.


Manche Systeme seien zerbrechlicher, andere weniger. „Wenn Sie ein Wasserglas tausend Mal aus fünf Millimeter Höhe auf den Boden fallen lassen, wird es dies mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit überstehen“, sagte Taleb am Mittwochabend bei einem Vortrag vor dem Diskussionskreis für alternative Investments „Hedgework“ in Frankfurt. „Aber wenn Sie es ein Mal aus 5 Metern Höhe fallen lassen, wird es wahrscheinlich zerbrechen.“

[Some systems are more fragile than others. “If you leave a glass of water a thousand times the amount of five millimeters falling on the ground, it will survive this with great probability,” Taleb said on Wednesday evening with a presentation to the group discussion for alternative investments “Hedgework” in Frankfurt. “But if you dropped it once from 5 meters high, it will probably break.”]

via Bestseller-Autor Nassim Taleb: Aus kleinen Fehlern lernen – Fonds & Mehr – FAZ.


  1. Jon Casey wrote:

    Is there and english translation to this? My German is practically non extant..

    Monday, May 14, 2012 at 10:02 am | Permalink
  2. John wrote:

    Hi Jon,
    Here’s the Google Translate version. It’s a little rough around the edges but…

    Monday, May 14, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Permalink
  3. Elton Coke wrote:

    Google translate?! Shazbot!

    Monday, May 21, 2012 at 1:18 am | Permalink

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