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Nassim Nicholas Taleb was born in 1960 in Amioun, Lebanon. He is a researcher, essayist, trader, epistemologist, and former practitioner of mathematical finance. Taleb received his bachelors and masters degree in science from the University of Paris. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the mostrar mais University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Paris- Dauphine. Taleb began his financial mathematics career in several of New York City's Wall Street firms before becoming a scholar in the epistemology of chance events, randomness, and the unknown. Taleb's book, Fooled by Randomness, was translated into 23 languages. His book, The Black Swan, was translated into 27 languages and spent several months on the New York Times Bestseller list. Taleb is a Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York University and visiting professor of Marketing (Cognitive Science) at London Business School. Taleb has also taught at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Courant Institute of New York University, and the Wharton Business School Financial Institutions Center. His title Bed of Procrustes made the N.Y. Times Bestseller List for 2010 and his title Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder made The 2012 New York Times Bestseller List. mostrar menos


Obras por Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Silent Risk 2 exemplares

Associated Works

The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity (1976) — Prefácio, algumas edições299 exemplares


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The Black Swan em Philosophy and Theory (Junho 2007)


A strange book that defies simple categories as it crosses many areas of knowledge and even classic book forms.

Taleb’a ideas are hard to understate as critiques to many problems with knowledge in contemporary common discourse. And yet he comes with a package of grump, classicism, ad hominem insults and spits and turd throwing that as a reader I go from embarrassment to laughing to concern…

Maybe Taleb is the opposite of Ben Franklin and yet mantainins coherent person despite this. But I wish the author would realise that open insults splash back onto their source and make for a less clear message.

Whatever the situation this is still a book one realltmy should read if even to understand how what we call non fiction can stretch much wider than is done usually.
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yates9 | 22 outras críticas | Feb 28, 2024 |
Great book! I listened to the audio and now I'll probably buy a hard copy to go back through and take notes.
jfranzone | 78 outras críticas | Feb 14, 2024 |
260 pages of sarcasm is more than I can stand, all to tell us that Wall Street can predict everything except the unpredictable.
MylesKesten | 59 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
This book would have benefited greatly from being about 2/3 shorter than it is. Taleb has some interesting ideas here, but not enough to sustain a book as long as the one he has written. I ploughed all the way through it for the nuggets, but it was a chore to do so. Also, as other readers here have noted, his arrogance eventually becomes a distraction. If you want to read this, check it out from the library and skim it. Don't pay for it.
Treebeard_404 | 195 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |



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