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Nassim Nicholas Taleb: He’s come back to scare us again | The Sunday Times

More paywall teasers today. Perhaps NNT will publish a pdf to his site (which he often does).

For a thinker who reckons we all need a bit of randomness in life to make us stronger, Nassim Nicholas Taleb is surprisingly bothered that his usual table in his usual restaurant in Brooklyn is occupied.

Taleb’s obvious irritation does not seem a good start for an interview with a man who has little time for journalists, as he believes they misinterpret his work or “insert their own noise” in what he is trying to say.

He has already brushed off the Sunday Times photographer, telling him he doesn’t want to be photographed as “I am not a public intellectual”, and if he must then not with any New York backdrop or prop as “that would be fake, acting”, nor in his office at New York University as “that’s private”.

via Nassim Nicholas Taleb: He’s come back to scare us again | The Sunday Times.
HatTip to Dave Lull.

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