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Life is long gamma – The Hindu

That’s where the heading of this piece comes from — in trading jargon, when someone holds a ‘long gamma’ position, any movement in price is good news. In other words, long gamma means that which benefits from volatility or the non-linear. Excessive planning and smoothening are attempts to force something that’s predominantly non-linear into an […]

Is Your Business Fragile? Or Antifragile?

Perversely, however, the very governmental policies that are designed to protect us all from the dangers of economic cycles and random problems are in fact making the world economy ever more fragile – more vulnerable, as a system, to unforeseen problems. And as I’ve written before, this is exacerbated by the increasing interconnectedness of our […] Nassim N Taleb’s review of Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes

5.0 out of 5 stars Found no substitute for a difficult subject, July 21, 2013By N N Taleb “Nassim N Taleb”Amazon Verified PurchaseThis review is from: Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes PaperbackWhen readers and students ask to me for a useable book for nonmathematicians to get into probability or a probabilistic approach to statistics, […]

Fragile Reasoning in Nassim Taleb’s “Antifragile”: An Enlightenment Transhumanist Critique | QL | Gennady Stolyarov II

Never before have I set out to read a book with such high expectations, only to encounter such severe disappointment. As an admirer of Nassim Taleb’s earlier books, Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan, I expected to find insight and wisdom along similar lines in Antifragile. While Taleb’s latest book does contain some valid […]

ImageNations: Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Funny enough, when these economic collapse occur, after the intervention, those who prescribed the cure that led to the doom, those whom Nassim refers to as Fragilistas and who confuse what they do not know with its non-existence (the absence of evidence with evidence of absence), in the full glow of their epistemic arrogance those […]