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BBC Radio 3 – Night Waves, Nassim Taleb

This is the best I’ve heard so far on the book tour. NNT is the first guest after the intro. Interesting to hear what he has to say about looking out for the weak. Will be very interested to hear if that came up in his Brooklyn talk with Russ Roberts (which I’m on the […]

Antifragile: how to live in a world we don’t understand – LSE Audio

Listen at LSEDownload(Right Click, Save)AudioSpeakers: Professor Nassim Nicholas TalebRecorded on 5 December 2012 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building. Taleb believes that many of the best and most successful systems in the world such as evolution have antifragility at their heart. Conversely, those systems which reject antifragility and suppress volatility such as modern politics […]

Nassim Taleb – The Leonard Lopate Show WNYC

Nassim Nicholas Taleb (links to all three WNYC interviews!) explains how to thrive in an uncertain world. In his new book, Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder, Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner. The book spans innovation by trial and […]

Nassim Taleb BBC 4 Analysis

Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Downing Street guru   Downing Street’s favourite intellectual is Nassim Nicolas Taleb, author of the best selling book The Black Swan. Janan Ganesh of The Economist investigates his appeal.Mon, 12 Mar 12Download: home:

Nassim Taleb Hay Festival 2010 Guardian Video Clip

When it comes to economic life, we have evidence that a cab driver knows as much as a political scientist-anyone in Washington- in what’s going to happen tomorrow.
People tend to fit their beliefs to the profession, rather than fit their professions to their beliefs…
…when people’s income depends on certain set of beliefs, they will endorse these sets of beliefs, just for the sake of maintaining their lifestyle.