On Medium, Nassim posted a comparison of the Assad regime and the “moderate rebels.”

Juxtaposition. The way to analyze the situation is to look at the factions comparatively. You do not compare Assad’s regime to the Danish or Norwegian governments, but to the alternative. The question becomes if there is anything in the left column that is worse than the right column?

Note 1. Assad father’s operatives blew up my house in Amioun when

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The Syrian War Condensed

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December 15th, 2016

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Politics, Statements

Nassim will present his first medical paper on antifragility on Monday, November 28 at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. On Facebook, Nassim says that this is “basically, a more technical version of the book Antifragile.” He also adds “Note that this is not making any standalone empirical point, rather gluing various phenomena under the convexity argument, with necessary connections (if… then necessarily).”

Nassim Presents First Medical Paper on Antifragility

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November 20th, 2016

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Academic, Writing

Nassim has posted another article on Medium, this one the foreword to an unnamed book on strength training:

I was honored to be asked by Mark Rippetoe to write the foreword of [book]. But the reader may ask the following: What does someone whose research is on the risk of random events, particularly extremes, have to do with strength training?

Milo of Croton

Well, the Starting Strength

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Medium Post: Strength Training is Learning from Tail Events

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November 17th, 2016

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Writing

In a short video on the CNBC website, Nassim explains that he is voting for neither Trump nor Clinton in the upcoming election, for ethical reasons, but that he doesn’t expect Trump to do anything apocalyptic.

Nassim: Trump Won’t Do Anything Apocalyptic

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November 5th, 2016

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Politics, Videos

Nassim says:

This tutorial presents the intuitions of the randomness of sample correlation (spurious correlation) and the methodologies in derivations. Some later sections are somewhat technical as rederived an old equation with more precise functions (in order to apply to fat tails) and showed the distribution of the maximum of d variables with n points per variable. This paves the way to the real scientific work on random matric theory under fat tails and failure of Marchenko-Pastur.

A Mini-MOOC Tutorial: The Randomness of Correlation and its Hacking by Big Dataists

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October 26th, 2016

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MOOCs, Videos

Nassim has written the foreword to Ed Thorp’s memoir A Man for All Markets:

Abraham de Moivre

 

Ed Thorp memoirs read like a thriller –mixing wearable computers that would have made James Bond proud, shady characters, great scientists and poisoning attempts (in addition to the sabotage of Ed’s car so he would have an “accident” in the desert). The

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Foreword to Ed Thorp’s Memoirs (A Man for All Markets)

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October 7th, 2016

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Academic, Writing