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
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Nassim is in Belgrade to speak at LibertyCon 2019

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April 6th, 2019


Conferences, Twitter

Background : “IQ” is a stale test meant to measure mental capacity but in fact mostly measures extreme unintelligence (learning difficulties), as well as, to a lesser extent, a form of intelligence, stripped of 2nd order effects. It is via negativa not via positiva. It is meant to select exam-takers, paper shufflers, obedient IYIs (intellectuals yet idiots), ill adapted for “real life”. 


Medium: IQ is largely a pseudoscientific swindle

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January 3rd, 2019


General, Links, Writing

“IQ” measures an inferior form of intelligence, stripped of 2nd order effects, meant to select paper shufflers, obedient IYIs. 1- When someone asks you a question in REAL LIFE, you focus first on “WHY is he asking me that?”, which slows down. (Fat Tony vs Dr John)

Link to Thread:

Nassim’s “IQ” Thread

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December 25th, 2018



American essayist, scholar and former trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb, whose work focuses on problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty, discusses his latest book “Skin in the Game”.

Nassim 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.

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[YouTube] Nassim Nicholas Taleb: “Skin in the Game” | Talks at Google

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November 15th, 2018



Nassim Nicholas Taleb, scientific advisor at Universa Investments, discusses the factors causing global fragility, hidden liabilities in global markets, and what he sees as safe trades in the current market. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg)


Bloomberg: Nassim Says World Is More Fragile Today Than in 2007

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November 3rd, 2018


General, Twitter, Videos

Nassim cites Gabriel Mathy’s paper, Trade, Exchange Rate Regimes and Output Co-Movement: Evidence from the Great Depression to prove a point on why economists and academics don’t really understand Fat Tails.

Nassim on Economist Gabriel Mathy’s understanding of Fat Tails

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November 2nd, 2018


Statements, Twitter