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Nassim Nicholas Taleb Q&A 2. Excerpt of OWP 2010 Evening Session

Q&A, Excerpt of OWP 2010 Evening Session with Nassim Nicholas Taleb – Author of the international bestseller The Black Swan. We live in a complex system that delivers extreme deviations. Current risk management and economic analyses methods fail us in such a system because of low predictability. What should we do in such an environment? In this evening session, Taleb will present simple rules (lower leverage, less reliance on deficit spending, less mathematical risk management) for a black swan robust economic system.

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 EconTalk.org. (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, […]

“Randomness” – 2008 IdeaFestival

“Randomness” by philosopher and scholar of randomness Nassim Nicholas Taleb at the 2008 IdeaFestival – proudly sponsored by the University of Kentucky a Presenting Sponsor of the international IdeaFestival. Part one. Part two. Founded in 2000, the IdeaFestival is a world-class event that attracts diverse and leading thinkers from across the nation and around the […]

Nassim Nicholas Taleb – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

If you want to be a dentist, it’s rational to assume that if you go to school, get your degree, and set up a dental practice, you will be able to attain a comfortable standard of living. You may be able to project your probable income range with some…