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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Nassim Taleb & Ed Smith – In Conversation Nov. 26, 2012

Penguin and 5 x 15 present Nassim Nicholas Taleb in conversation with Ed Smith. Union Chapel, Islington November 26, 2012

Anti-Fragile Book: Why We Should Eat Like Cave Men, Embrace Religion, and Hate Bankers

At the Brooklyn launch of his book on Wednesday, Taleb declared that, “The only anti-fragile systems now are Silicon Valley and the New York Restaurant industry.” Both entities are extremely innovative, and prone to high levels of failure and reward. The ability for individual disasters to benefit the overall quality of the collective qualifies them […]

What counts is not what people say…

What counts is not what people say, it is how much energy they spend saying it. via What counts is not… | Facebook.

He’d have us embrace change and uncertainty –

Taleb says the restaurant and airline industries are good examples of antifragile systems: The death of a specific company doesn’t affect the whole industry. The industry as a whole learns from the company’s mistakes and improves. “The airline industry is set up in such a way as to make travel safer after every plane crash,” […]

Peter Cotton’s ‘Nassim Taleb on Anti-Fragility’

We met up with Peter Cotton’s hijinks back in December, 2010- his very funny ‘Nassim Taleb Educates a Quant‘. He stopped by the blog today to let us know about his new creation, ‘Nassim Taleb on Anti-Fragility‘. Again, a few belly laughs for me. Here you go…