Executive Summary: Black Swan Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb
gave a short course on risk taking to insurers gathered at the KPMG Insurance Industry Conference in 2015, praising them for knowing how to limit their losses contractually and warning them not to adopt the risk-taking behavior of financial professionals.
I had heard about Nassim Nicholas Taleb
for years, going back to his 2001 book Fooled by Randomness, which Fortune named one of the 75 "smartest books we know" in 2005.
Stillman argued that a personal library too big to get through in a lifetime "isn't a sign of failure or ignorance," but rather "a badge of honour." Her argument was a variation on a theme put forth by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
in his 2007 best seller The Black Swan, a book about the outsize impact on our lives of large, unpredictable events.
* Note 1: Check out Nassim Nicholas Taleb
's article on this topic of 'costly worship.' His book Skin in the Game(New York: Random House, 2018) is without doubt the best work on how the lack of risk-taking leads to perilous outcomes for everybody
The book is part of Taleb's multi-volume essay on uncertainty, titled the "Incerto." BEIRUT: Irreverent, nonconventional and mysterious, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
is a controversial, but gifted thinker.
If an enduring pushback against the above-mentioned totalitarian tendencies emerges democracy may prove to be what Nassim Nicholas Taleb
calls antifragile or the things that gain from disorder.
"Skin in the Game" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
If shown to be true, I will be obligated to return my honorary doctorate," Lebanese risk analyst and prominent author Nassim Nicholas Taleb
"Big data may mean more information, but it also means more false information," says Nassim Nicholas Taleb
, author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable However, today's world is obsessed with collecting more and more data while being inattentive to the necessity or capacity to use them.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
is a financier turned philosopher.
Essayist Nassim Nicholas Taleb
, who has written about technology ageing in reverse, has said that new technology doesn't replace old technology but rather that new technology replaces new technology, and those technologies that have prevailed for decades and truly stood the test of time will continue to do so.
I am currently re-reading Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
. I have found great inspiration in Taleb's work, which I use in my personal and professional life as well as when advising others.