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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Skin In the Game | Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: Skin In the Game The Logic of Risk Taking Nassim Nicholas Taleb Skin In the Game is the fifth volume of the Incerto  which, to repeat, can be read in any order. Below are selected chapters for comments. It is work in progress. Never take advice from a salesperson The notion of equality […]

Silent Risk, Pascal’s Wager, Baal, Skin In the Game, Trump, Clinton-Malmaison, Gary Ruskin, Popper

AN INVITATION TO CONTRIBUTE (Facebook) Friends, I promised to deliver in the next few hours a discussion of the most neglected fragilities and the most overestimated risks. We can tell fragility when we see it… but we first need to look at it. I won’t say for now what I came up with but would […]

Antifragility | NECSI

The program will include lessons from Taleb’s current research and his New York Times bestseller Antifragile, including: How to spot fragility What antifragility is Why it is better to be antifragile than smart How not to mistake a cat for a washing machine Heuristics and rules to simplify life and decision making These will be […]

Convex Optionality, Fat Tails, Antifragile, Math Puzzle, GMOs, Risk Minds, Smear Campaigns, Eggplant Let me rephrase the point of Antifragile (via Facebook) and put some clarity in the discussions. The idea is to be chance, “risk”, and uncertainty loving where chance, “risk” and uncertainty are beneficial, and risk averse in domains with ruin problems. The ancients understood how both courage and prudence were […]

Precaution, GMOs, Pvalue, Vlad Putin, Bill Easterly, John Grays, Bent Flyvbjerg, MedNexus, Turkey/s FRIDAY SYMPOSIUM (Facebook) Two young (motivated) friends have started a project to Uberize medicine and medical information, removing noise from medical search. I am running with them a (sort of) symposium here on the idea. Please comment. Be tough, unrelentlessly […]