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.

"A giant of Modern the hottest thinker in the world" London Times

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  • Unexplainable Randomness
  • The World's Economy
  • Chance and Dynamics of Historical Events
  • Robustness and Fragility
  • Learning to Expect the Unexpected
  • Antifragile - Things That Gain From Disorder
  • Distinguishing Skill from Luck


He presents in English and French.

How he presents

A naturally inspirational orator, Nassim gets amongst his audiences around the world to motivate and personally inspire them.


  • Skin in the Game
  • Antifragile
  • The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
  • Fooled by Randomness
  • The Volatility Surface
  • Taleb on Risk: Dynamic Hedging

In Detail

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.


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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