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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Supposedly, if you are totally uncompromising…

Supposedly, if you are totally uncompromising and intolerant with BS (particularly harmful BS), you lose friends. These are good friends to lose, for you will also make new friends, better friends. via Supposedly, if you are totally uncompromising… – Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Executive Education: Antifragility | NECSI

In case you’re wondering… Registration: $2900 / participant Antifragility: A User’s ManualLearn to flourish in a volatile and complex world by creating “antifragile” organizations that thrive on stress and disorder.A two-day program for senior managementMay 5th and 6th, 2014Cambridge, MA Speakers:Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Distinguished Professor, Polytechnic Institute of New York UniversityYaneer Bar-Yam, President and Professor,New […]

Journalistic Eggggregious Error of the Week…

Journalistic Eggggregious Error of the Week: The august “Economist” just showed how companies with executives attending Davos underperformed the market. Well… looks convincing but they fell for an elementary mistake: companies attending Davos are large and geographically/sectorially idiosyncratic; they did not consider whether large companies underperformed over the period This is called a confounder in […]

It just hit me that the paperback of Antifragile is coming out Tuesday!

It just hit me that the paperback of Antifragile is coming out Tuesday! PS: This is 1 of 2 announcements that I allow myself to make here, to please my publisher, in return for absence of book tour. http://www.amazon.com/Antifragile-Things-That-Gain-Disorder/dp/0812979680/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1390590369 via It just hit me that the paperback of Antifragile… – Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

We Need to Stop This Banker Bonus Madness – NYTimes.com

Updated January 22, 2014, 2:19 PM I admire the move by the European Union to restrict the bonuses of that class of privileged civil servants called “bankers” — a recognition that the taxpayers have the right to control the income of those they subsidize and bail out, just as they set the salaries of other […]