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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Nassim Taleb’s Cure for Fragility – Larry Prusak – Harvard Business Review

Taleb can write so originally in part because he has such a different background than the typical authors of these sorts of books. He isn’t involved in academia except at the peripheral level and he left big-company-land many years ago. Neither is he a journalist under pressure to publish. He has the money and motivation […]

Falkenblog: Taleb Mishandles Fragility

Christmas traditions have gone from stockings and exchanging gifts, to fruitcakes, bad sweaters, NBA games, and now Taleb books, a sign that perhaps the Mayan return isn’t so much an apocalypse but rather a mercy killing. Taleb is one of many best-selling authors I don’t enjoy (Tom Friedman, Robert Kiyosaki, Snooki), but as he is […]

Black Swan: How to Profit From Chaos – CNBC

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Nassim N. Taleb Home & Professional Page

New from NNT”s homepage. Book Reviews that summarize the idea: Long Wall Street Journal Essay (limted to policy applications, without the fun/personal part), TIMES , ECONOMIST (error: like a bodybuilder should read “like a butcher”), FT, Emotional & touching review, The 2nd most stupid reviewer I’ve had in 1041 attacks David Runciman, a direct counter […]

How To Build An Antifragile Career | Fast Company

“We need to respect failed entrepreneurs,” he tells Fast Company. “This would make more people take risks and generate growth.” At the end of the fourth chapter of the book, he proposes a National Entrepreneur Day, one furnished with this message: “Most of you will fail, disrespected, impoverished, but we are grateful for the risks […]