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Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Villains of 2014

The Villains of 2014. (Harmful to the collective). + GMO Lobbyists working for Monsanto or others, along with the “sponsored” scientists and, easy to buy/influence, science journos. Likewise companies s.a. Starbucks financing lawsuits against states mandating labelling. + EBOLA: Naive empiricists using bogus “empirical” arguments against worrying about Ebola (comparing a fat-tailed multiplicative process to […]

The only resolution worth making…

The only resolution worth making: an act of honor in 2015 that offsets the previous life-to-date unexpiated sins. via The only resolution worth making: an act of… – Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Nassim Taleb On The Calm Before the Storm | ValueWalk

A new article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Gregory F. Treverton appearing in the January/February 2015 issue of Foreign Affairs reminds us that things are not always what they seem, especially when it comes to human nature, culture and group dynamics. Taleb and Treverton argue that despite appearances, strong, centralized governments with minimal political variability […]

Character is proportionate to N, the number of consecutive failures…

Character is proportionate to N, the number of consecutive failures without being discouraged or, equivalently, the number of successive rejections without being intimidated. via Character is proportionate to N, the number of… – Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Saying about someone “he is a good speaker”…

Saying about someone “he is a good speaker” without any other information is a translation for “he is a complete BS artist”. via Saying about someone “he is a good speaker”… – Nassim Nicholas Taleb.