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The terrorist attacks of 2001, the economic crisis of 2008 — these sudden shocks neatly represent the three hallmarks of a “Black Swan event.” They: Took place outside of regular expectations; Carried an extreme impact; and Made us concoct explanations for their occurrence after the fact, making them explainable and predictable. When we consider Black […]
Some lovers give their hearts. Blut Katzchen gives her blood. Katzchen, 28, is a self-proclaimed "black swan," a person who willingly lets people who claim to be vampires suck her blood. In fact, her name is the German term for "blood...Show More Summary
Get immediate-arm-gratification from Mary Helen Bowers, the ballerina-turned-celebrity-trainer responsible for turning Natalie Portman into an Oscar-winning dancer for Black Swan.
Fantasia Marries Kendall Taylor In Black Swan Wedding Congratulations! American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino has finally jumped the broom with her fiance Kendall Taylor. Via US Magazine: The 31-year-old singer took to Instagram on Sunday, July 19, to
The Ebola epidemic and resulting international public health emergency is referred to as a "Black Swan" event in medical circles because of its unpredictable and impactful nature. However, a paper in the June 30 issue of Clinical Infectious...Show More Summary
'Black Swan' Taleb Warns “Calm Before The Storm” - Is the apparent calm of the West a signal of latent instability?- Increasing symptoms of instability in West as proposed by Nassim Taleb- Wider public and mainstream press believe “experts”...Show More Summary
By definition, a "fat tail", or "black swan" event is one which nobody anticipates. Which, in this case, is precisely what happened with recent developments not so much out of Greece, but out of Brussels and the proposal for a GreekShow More Summary
John Mauldin recently gave some background on the China crisis. He credited the current problems in Chinese markets to a shift away from the previous top-down command economy to an organic market. "Inevitably, this transition is causing pain for people accustomed to the old ways," he said. read more
Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Following up on his brilliant earlier work “The Black Swan”, Taleb has written a paper called Error, Dimensionality, and Predictability (draft version). I could not even begin to do justice to this tour-de-force, so let me just quote the abstract and encourage you to read the paper. Abstract—Common intuitions are…
Natalie Portman is the latest star to cover Harper's Bazaar, and she looks absolutely stunning. The "Black Swan" actress appears on the glossy's August 2015 issue, channeling her inner Lana Del Rey with lush flowers crowing her head. Show More Summary
Her beauty harkens back to Hollywood’s Golden Age and Natalie Portman strikes a stunning pose on the August 2015 cover of Harper's Bazaar magazine. The “Black Swan” star discusses the differences she’s observed while living in both Paris and the USA- “It’s magical. Show More Summary
As usual in bear markets, people are looking at the wrong thing. I don’t think the Greek situation will bring on trouble. The market doesn’t wait for trouble, it looks ahead – it discounts. So far, the stock market is snoozing...
The court threw out the Department of Labor's six-rule test in favor of the "primary beneficiary" approach.
A federal appeals court in Manhattan has determined that a lower court wrongly decided that Fox Searchlight Pictures had violated labor laws by not paying production interns.
Bloomberg It’s been a wild, holiday-shortened week in which Greek and Puerto Rican debt issues mixed with a tumbling Chinese stock market to stoke a bout of market volatility. Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s chief investment strategist, Michael Hartnett, is convinced that none of the above will lead to “black swan” events that trigger staggering [...]
In a decision that has Hollywood waiting for months, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals today threw the Black Swan intern case on its head. The hearing on this was held earlier this year. The original 2011 lawsuit against Fox Searchlight set...Show More Summary
Here we go again. A flight to haven assets has begun as Greece’s economy faces a tailspin, with concern that defaults and bank collapses could spill over to other European nations, with the impact going global. ||| Bloomberg HERE we go again. Show More Summary
Beetlejuice and Black Swan‘s Winona Ryder, pictured, will topline an untitled supernatural series for Netflix, Variety reported. The eight-episode thriller, previously titled “Montauk,” is set in the 1980s in the Long Island beach town and follows a 2-year-old boy who mysteriously vanishes into thin air. Family, friends and cops try to uncover the truth about […]
Darren Aronofsky's transcendent film explores the art of killing yourself to live. Read more...