Nassim Taleb on Fragility and Antifragility

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is, as my readers know, my favorite contemporary philosopher. He has come out with a new book, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. Taleb wrote the book, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, which was a revolutionary look at risk in the investment world. I [...]

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Taleb On Why Everything Is Rotten And Why He Is Supporting Ron Paul

I’ve written before on Nassim Taleb’s support of Ron Paul, but this CNBC interview of Taleb today will knock your socks off:

 

Hat tip to Zero Hedge.

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Taleb Shreds Bernanke

Nassim Taleb is out promoting his new book, The Bed of Procrustes, a collection of aphorisms about economics, coming out on November 30.

As readers know he is my favorite philosopher and guru of risk. He’s also a bit of a curmudgeon. He used to subscribe to this blog, but dropped out because, as his [...]

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Nassim Taleb on Bloomberg

This is a recent interview with Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Bloomberg’s Inside Track. It is a good, informative interview. This was done in May, 2010.

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Seth Klarman Is Worth Listening To

I had no idea who Seth Klarman was until I read this article in today’s Wall Street Journal. I don’t closely follow the world of investors, except from a human interest perspective (what are these guys’ philosophies, what makes them tick). I must say that this guy is good, really good. As a fan of Black Swan [...]

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb Interview

Nassim Taleb is my favorite epistemologist. I am a big fan of Black Swan and Fooled By Randomness. I should also say that he was a reader of this blog until he finally bailed. As you may know, he doesn’t listen to much of what he calls unnecessary “noise.” In fact he suggests you should [...]

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Whither Gold, That Barbarous Relic

By Jeff Harding. *See disclosure at end

I’ve been thinking a lot about gold lately. Especially now that Nouriel Roubini has come out and trashed the noble metal (see Tyler Durden’s article). Anyone who tells you they know what’s going to happen with gold is guessing. Roubini is guessing.

Roubini also makes some fundamental errors in [...]

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Nassim Taleb: His Solution Won't Work

By Jeff Harding.

As readers of this blog know, I am a big fan of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Black Swan and Fooled By Randomness. He is an independent thinker and he has enlightened us on some basic epistemological issues about investment risk. He seems to embrace the Hayekian-Misean concepts of the [...]

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Taleb and Roubini on CNBC

Fabulous interviews with Nassim Taleb of Black Swan fame, and Dr. Doom himself, Nouriel Roubini. I will comment on this in a subsequent post, but Taleb’s view is fascinating and almost 100% correct.

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More on Black Swan Investment Fund

By Jeff Harding

Here is an article from the Wall Street Journal on Universa Investments, a hedge fund run by Mark Spitznagle who is a protege of Nassim Taleb of Black Swan fame. I follow Taleb and his theories of risk investing closely and think he is a brilliant and original thinker. I listen carefully [...]

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Mr. Black Swan Bets on Inflation

By Jeff Harding

Nassim Taleb, “Mr. Black Swan” is affiliated with Universa, a hedge fund in Santa Monica. Those of you who have followed this blog are aware that Taleb’s books, including The Black Swan, have made a huge impact on the investment world through his ideas on investment risk. I think his analysis has been brilliant. [...]

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