Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb interviewed about his book Skin in the Game by author and journalist Katrine Marçal. Taleb explains the concepts of Skin in the Game and Soul in the Game. He also talks about rationality and honour. Taleb is not a fan of economists Paul Krugman, Richard Thaler and behavioural economics. In this interview, he explains why.
In this fantastic lecture at the end of August 2019 at the WorldSkills Conference in Kazan, Russia, he addressed some very interesting points:
✅ The importance of trial and error for the development of technology.
✅ Theory does not allow interaction with uncertainty.
✅ Theoretical knowledge is inferior to the knowledge gained from experience.
✅ We get smarter when we perform, not just when we sit and think.
✅ People who use trial-and-error are more successful than those who just dedicate themselves to designing, writing formulas, and reasoning in theory.
✅ Businesses that make small, cheap mistakes can end up making a mistake that will make them big.
✅ People involved in technology do not write books. The books are written by teachers. But the real heroes didn’t come from the academic world, they didn’t have time to discuss what they were doing.
✅ Do not try to teach birds to fly. The world does not develop from top to bottom.
✅ Industrial Revolution and Cybernetics did not come from academia and science but from people without formal study.
✅ Formal education does not generate wealth for countries.
✅ First, they must get rich and only then invest in this type of education (If you care about Brazil!)
✅ South Korea and Switzerland first became rich with the technical skills of their people and later invested in formal education.
Nassim has updated his followers on Facebook regarding his latest work debunking IQ science.
Statistical Consequences of Fat Tails
Real World Preasymptotics, Epistemology, and Applications
When someone tells you it was a 10 sigma event, meaning it is 10 standard deviations and it is Gaussian; unless the information came from God, you can reject the Gaussian distribution for that domain. We show the derivations.
This is extracted from my book.
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb, scientific adviser at Universa Investments, discusses risks facing financial markets, U.S. monetary policy and his concerns about deficits with Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker at the SALT Conference in Las Vegas on “Bloomberg Markets: The Close.” (Source: Bloomberg)
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