Nassim Nicholas Taleb is an American economist, philosopher and trader of Lebanese origin. In his academic work, he focuses on issues connected with probability, randomness and uncertainty. He is a professor at the University of New York and author of bestsellers: “The Black Swan. The Impact of Highly Improbable”, and “Antifragile. Things That Gain From Disorder”. The Sunday Times has chosen “The Black Swan” as one of the 12 most important books published after World War II.
Date: 19th – 23rd October 2020 9 hours of live streaming every day Streaming link and access code will be given within 24-48 hours before the showtime.
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’s Lecture is titled Fractal Localism: On the scale and dynamics of bottom-up societies (conversation with Branko Milanovic) 5-7 April 2019 Belgrade at the Kolarac Concert Hall …Link to more details
Essayist and former trader Nassim Taleb explores the notion that “Skin in the Game” is necessary for fairness, commercial efficiency, and risk management, and key to making sense of the world at large.
Tuesday, 16th of October 1pm-2pm
Goblin King (NYC-8510-3D)
The third annual Ron Paul Institute Washington, DC, Peace and Prosperity Conference includes a special focus on the symbiosis between the mainstream media and the warfare state. How does the mainstream media promote war and, conversely, how does the war machine promote the mainstream media? How do the militarist interventionists collude with the mainstream media to prevent alternative media from having a voice? Remember “PropOrNot”? The Atlancic Council? “Hamilton 68”? How does the US government misuse its citizens’ money to propgandize them into supporting endless, winless, pointless wars? To propagandize them into viewing any alternative media questioning the permanent warfare state as “unpatriotic” or even “agents of a foreign power”?
DATE AND TIME
Sat, August 18, 2018
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM EDT
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
45020 Aviation Drive
Dulles, VA 20166