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Monthly Archives: May 2012

I just bought Tom Holland’s book…

I just bought Tom Holland’s book on the rise of Islam for the sole reason that he was attacked by Glen Bowesock, the most prominent living scholar of the Roman Levant. Tom Holland is a popularizer and I would not have taken him seriously otherwise. A heuristic to estimate the quality of research is the […]

The exam was a…

The exam was a philosophy essay: “What is Risk?”. Someone handed a nearly blank sheet, on which was written a single sentence “This is risk”. via The exam was a… | Facebook.

Final cover and pub date. Antifragility

Final cover and pub date Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder via Final cover and pub… | Facebook.Canada too! Thanks Paul & Jon

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 […]

Antifragility now available for pre-order in UK.

Dave Lull dropped me a line to point out that Antifragility is now available for pre-order in UK. Jon points out that it’s also available for pre-order in the U.S.