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The Economist – Nassim Taleb The Bed of Procrustes

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Item 16 is an audio interview with NNT from The Economist

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Tavis Smiley Nassim Taleb: Monday, 12/20

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Every aphorism in the book is about a procrustean bed of sorts, he says in the book’s preface. “We humans, facing limits of knowledge, and things we do not observe, the unseen and the unknown, resolve the tens…

Tom Keene interviews Nassim Taleb on U.S. Economy, New Book – Video – Bloomberg

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What if NNT had is own show! That I’d watch.
Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) — New York University professor Nassim Taleb talks about his new book “The Bed of Procrustes.”
Taleb, author of “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Im…

Nassim Taleb CNBC Big Government, Big Business Both Evil

“They’re trying to change the wrong variables,” he said. “Instead of changing models or accepting limitations on their models, they have an idea in their head and the world has to fit to it.” HatTip to Dave Lull