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.
The brokerage firm Alpari sponsors two seminars featuring Nassim, titled “Black Swan: predicting and winning in a world of chaos”, that will take place in Kiev, Ukraine on October 10th, and in Moscow on the 12th.
Nassim discussed definitions of success and his own life journey in this commencement speech at the American University in Beirut. The full text of the speech, published on Nassim’s home page, is available below.
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Nassim, introduced by Abhimanyu Radhakrishnan, gives a talk called “Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable” at the Jaipur Literary Festival.
Nassim shares Chapter 1 of his work-in-progress, Silent Risk, which explains what the Black Swan problem is and is not. He comments that it is “still incomplete, but useful.”
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Nassim Taleb is a literary essayist, hedge fund manager, derivatives trader and professor of risk engineering at The Polytechnic Institute of New York University. But he is best known these days as the author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. During a recent visit to Wharton as part of The Goldstone Forum, he spoke with Wharton finance professor Richard Herring — who taught Taleb when he was a Wharton MBA student — about events in the Middle East, the oil supply, investing in options, the U.S. economy, the dollar, health care and of course, black swans.