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Nassim Taleb & Russ Roberts Live at the PowerHouse — Wednesday, November 28, 7-9PM

Wednesday, November 28, 7–9 PM The powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, Brooklyn For more information, please call 718.666.3049 TICKETS $15 International bestseller Nassim Taleb (The Black Swan) drops by powerHouse Arena to celebrate the launch of Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder: a look at how […]

May 2010 Nassim Taleb Interview with Russ Roberts

This is the third Russ Roberts interview which took place just before the April 2010 release of the second edition of The Black Swan. 2010 Taleb on Black Swans, Fragility, and Mistakes. Very interesting to listen to all three interviews in sequence. 2007 2009

EconTalk – Taleb on Black Swans (2007)

Don’t know how I missed having this in here. NNT lists this as one of his favorite interviews as well.From the highly addictive and always excellent (iTunes subsrciption link here. 2007 2008) Nassim Taleb talks about the challenges of coping with uncertainty, predicting events, and understanding history. This wide-ranging conversation looks at investment, health, […]

EconTalk -Taleb on the Financial Crisis

Nassim Taleb talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the financial crisis, how we misunderstand rare events, the fragility of the banking system, the moral hazard of government bailouts, the unprecedented nature of really, really bad events, the contribution of human psychology to misinterpreting probability and the dangers of hubris. The conversation closes with a discussion of religion and probability.