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Nassim Nicholas Taleb: What are the key issues for risk management? | RiskMinds

Published on Dec 7, 2016
At RiskMinds International 2016 in Amsterdam, we speak to Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Former Trader, Essayist and Risk Engineer,NYU-Tandon School, talks about the status of risk management. Find out more at https://finance.knect365.com/riskminds-international

Strength Training is Learning from Tail Events | Medium 11/6/16

Finally, the body is extremely opaque; it is hard to understand the exact physiological mechanisms. So we would like to make sure our methodology is robust and can stand the judgment of time. We have had theories of how muscles grow; these come and go. We have theories of nutrition; these come and go — the most robust is the one that favors occasional periodic fasts. But we are quite certain that while theories come and go, the phenomenologies stay; in other words, that in two thousand years the method of whole-body workout in the tails will still work, though the interpretation and “scientific” spin will change — just as two thousand five hundred years ago, Milo of Croton carried an ox on his shoulders and got stronger as the ox grew.

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Halloween, Mini-Certificate, Beirut, Employees




The Mini-Certificate


One-week intense workshop: Feb 22-26 2016, New York City, 9 AM-5 PM

Nassim N. Taleb will deliver about half the lecture and sign the certificate

2 day program (no mini-certificate), $2950*

5 day program (with mini-certificate),  $7400*
(Early signup discount $2200 and $5900 respectively before Dec 15 2015)

* Inaugural price

The venue is expected to be the Princeton Club of NY in Midtown Manhattan or an equivalent outfit.

Note: Discussions include no equations, but a lot of concepts and pictures





The minority rule explains the new Halloween (and why Europe will eat halal, why GMOs bust) https://t.co/aqvZRfOBil https://t.co/MLqXhg53Ji

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) October 30, 2015
After all this (secret) unremitting work I finally completed my small personal time machine. Future vs present. pic.twitter.com/RFMjs3k7Nx

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) October 30, 2015
Finally, our Mini-Certificate in Real World Risk Management anti-BS anti-Nerd approach. https://t.co/MOQV9AvJmY

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) October 30, 2015

First book lecture in French; In Beirut with French Lycée classmates attending. pic.twitter.com/B6dm6dXANY

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) October 30, 2015
My point about Switzerland isn’t that it doesn’t have a government. What It doesn’t have is much of a *central* government: *subsidiarity*.

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) October 28, 2015
Employees are more risk averse, they fear being fired more than contractors do being sued. @ArthurB https://t.co/2VlvtOsuia

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) October 27, 2015

nntaleb: Why did the CRISIS Happen? http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1666042

nntaleb: Why did the CRISIS Happen?


This paper —while a standalone invited essay written for a special crisis issue of New Political Economy — synthesizes the various technical documents by the author as related to the financial crisis. It can also be used as a technical companion to The Black Swan(2007-2010).

Keywords: Black Swan, Risk Management, Finance, Markets, Crisis