Nassim outlines the key issues for risk management at the 2016 RiskMinds International Conference in Amsterdam.
Nassim and Gerd Gigerenzer on the dichotomy of behavioural economics.
Penguin UK asked Nassim to recommend five books that have informed him as a writer. He chose:
Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Opposing Shore by Julien Gracq
The Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne
Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
A History Of Private Life, Volumes I to V
Here are his explanations.
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?
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Nassim made this presentation at the RiskMinds International Conference on December 7, 2016.
Nassim has posted the prologue of Skin in the Game on twitter:
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).”
The Incerto, which comprises Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes, and Antifragile, is now available on Amazon as a box set.
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
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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.