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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 Another piece of advice: only use an office when it is strictly necessary. An office dulls the mind; invites cosmetic & circular work. — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) December 20, 2015 My 2015 contribution to the project of creating statistical estimators under Fat Tails. — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) December 20, 2015 Advice to a kid who […]

Precaution, GMOs, Pvalue, Vlad Putin, Bill Easterly, John Grays, Bent Flyvbjerg, MedNexus, Turkey/s For those interested in the intrigue behind the (totally ineffective) harassment by the GMO lobby of yours truly: — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) December 7, 2015 Snow above my village in Lebanon and nothing in New York — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) December 7, 2015 Solutions need to be at least as simple as the problem they […]