NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB

author of a multivolume essay, the Incerto (The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, and Skin in the Game) covering broad facets of uncertainty

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Keynote Speaker Category: Economics, Global Economy, Philosophy, Risk, The Future,

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

Nassim Taleb is a Former Trader, Risk Specialist and Best-Selling Author. He has spent 21 years as a risk taker (quantitative trader) before becoming a researcher in philosophical, mathematical and (mostly) practical problems with probability.

Taleb is the author of a multivolume essay, the Incerto (The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, and Skin in the Game) covering broad facets of uncertainty. It has been published into 41 languages.

Topics: 

  • Fooled By Randomness – distinguishing skill from luck and the psychology of uncertainty
  • The Black Swan – living with the Highly Improbable
  • The Global Economy
  • Antifragile – Things That Gain From Disorder

Books: 

The Incerto (The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, and Skin in the Game) 

News: 

Was Covid-19 A Black Swan Event?

Videos:
Identify stocks that will see a boom because of virus: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Watch Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a Risk Specialist at the Global Trends Festival 2020

Skin in the Game | Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Talks at Google

BIOGRAPHY

Nassim Nicholas Taleb spent 21 years as a risk taker (quantitative  trader) before becoming a researcher in philosophical, mathematical and (mostly) practical problems with probability.

Taleb is the author of a multivolume essay, the Incerto (The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, and Skin in the Game) covering broad facets of uncertainty. It has been published  into 41 languages.

In addition to his trader life, Taleb has also written, as a backup of the Incerto, more than 50 scholarly papers in mathematical statistics, genetics, quantitative finance, statistical physics, philosophy, ethics, economics, & international affairs, around the notion of risk and probability  (grouped in the Technical Incerto).

Taleb is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering (only a quarter time position) [and, finance related bio only: scientific advisor for Universa Investments]. His current focus is on the properties of systems that can handle disorder (“antifragile“).

Taleb refuses all honours and anything that “turns knowledge into a spectator sport”.

The problem with Taleb is not that he’s an asshole. He is an asshole. The problem with Taleb is that he is right.

Danfrom Prague, Czech Republic (Twitter)

The most prophetic voice of all . . . [Taleb is] a genuinely significant philosopher . . . someone who is able to change the way we view the structure of the world through the strength, originality and veracity of his ideas alone.

John GrayGQ

Taleb grabs on to core problems that others ignore, or don’t see, and shakes them like an attack dog on a leg.

Gregfrom New York (Twitter)

For my wife and me, Antifragile is an annual reread.

Collefrom Richmond, Virginia (Twitter)

I read Antifragile four times. First, to get the wisdom to survive. Second, as a memorial statement for Fat Tony. Third, as Das Kapital with correct mathematics. Fourth, as ethics to learn a good way to die.

Tamitakefrom Tokyo, Japan (Twitter)

November . . . time for my annual reread of Antifragile.

Johannfrom Vienna, Austria (Twitter)
[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne.

The Wall Street Journal

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