Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Leading Essayist, Philosopher of Randomness and Researcher

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is renowned for combining his practical experience as a trader with elements of philosophy, mathematics, and economics to envision scenarios of financial and psychological uncertainty. He has authored several best-selling books advised the U.S. Department of Defence and been a visiting professor at several universities. "A giant of Modern the hottest thinker in the world" London Times

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  • Unexplainable Randomness
  • Distinguishing Skill from Luck
  • The World's Economy
  • Chance and Dynamics of Historical Events
  • Robustness and Fragility
  • Learning to Expect the Unexpected
  • Which Risks to Take in Business


He presents in English and French.

How he presents

Nassim's talks mix rigorous analytics and humour and draw a loyal following for their insights into the logic of human behaviour. He is a master of taking complex concepts and boiling them down to simple, easy-to-grasp points that allow anyone to understand and take away something from his talks.

Books & Media

  • Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
  • Antifragile
  • The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
  • Fooled by Randomness
  • The Volatility Surface

In Detail

Taleb is currently the Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU-Polytechnic Institute, Visiting Professor at the London Business School and co-director of the Decision Science Laboratory focusing on errors in the estimation of remote events. Before becoming a researcher, he held senior derivatives positions with major institutions, He has also been recognised as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Global Finance, by Bloomberg, as one of the Most Influential 100 Thought Leaders in the World by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute and as one of the Most Influential Management Guru's by Forbes.


His presentations focus on decision-making in the face of complexity, uncertainty, and randomness, and explore the practical strategies individuals, corporations, and governments can use to mitigate risk and prosper in the face of hidden dangers.



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