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  1. The Intellectual Yet Idiot

    Must read article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (link below): The Intellectual Yet Idiot What we have been seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking "clerks" and jo ...

    82 comments - 17 silver bananas - Nov 23 2016 - 8:01pm -

  2. Antifragility: Things that gain from disorder

    If you haven't heard about it already, Taleb, the guy behind the Black Swan theory(or as they claim) is out with another book. Although I wasn't intending on buying the book initially, his Saturday essay (WSJ) was what finally convinced me. Then ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 15 2016 - 12:19am -

  3. Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb's [NNT] latest book, Antifragility discusses how institutions can survive through chaos and diversity. In a lengthy interview with Reason's Nick Gillespie he indirectly promotes capitalism and simplifies his message by sayi ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 31 2013 - 6:46pm -

  4. Buffet vs. Taleb on the news

    I'm a big fan of Nassim Taleb- the philosopher/statistician/trader best known for his books "The Black Swan" and "Fooled by randomness". It's clear Taleb isn't one for poring through newspapers on a daily basis. In his b ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 2 2016 - 8:42pm -

  5. Taleb's 5th Rule

          "The markets will follow the path to hurt the highest number of hedgers. The best hedges are those you are the only one to put on." Is there a theoretical or behavioral basis for this, and if so, can someone explain it. If t ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 16 2013 - 3:11pm -

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