Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Leading Essayist, Philosopher of Randomness and Researcher
Nassim Nicholas Taleb spent 21 years as a risk taker (quantitative trader) before becoming a researcher in philosophical, mathematical and (mostly) practical problems with probability. and the philosophy of knowledge./p>
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Nassim Taleb is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering and scientific advisor for Universa Investments. His present focus is on the properties of systems that can handle disorder ("antifragile"). Nassim Nicholas Taleb travelled the conventional route of education to real-life and theory to practice in inverse sequence from the common one, moving from the practical to the philosophical to the mathematical. He started as a trader, then got a doctorate in mid-trading career; he wrote literary books before writing technical papers, and his work became progressively more technical and formal with time.
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Nassim specialises in uncertainty and errors in human knowledge, teaching us how to deal with and how to benefit from unpredictability.
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