They are the the "black swans" – the unforeseen events that turn the world topsy turvy.
We’ve seen a number of outlier events in 2016, but the experts predicted them poorly and are labeling them “black swans.” According to Nassim Taleb, black swan events are: highly unexpected for a given observer, carry large consequences, and are subjected to ex-post rationalization. From Trump winning the U.S. Presidential election [...]
Around nine years ago I read Nicholas Taleb’s seminal texts The Black Swan (2007) and Fooled by Randomness (2001) and I loved them both. For venture investors everywhere The Black...
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump attends a meeting at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla. As Trump shapes his policy agenda ahead of next month’s inauguration, he is trafficking in the same ambiguity that was a hallmark of his presidential campaign. But as [...]
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2016 was a year of shocks, and with Donald Trump set to be inaugurated as president in less than weeks, and the UK set to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union by the end of March, 2017 could get even more interesting. Nowhere...Show More Summary
She won an Oscar for Black Swan, she’s buzzed for a second in Jackie, she’s a fanboy favorite in movies like Thor and the Star Wars franchises, she made an acclaimed directorial debut with A Tale Of Love And Darkness, and she has been...Show More Summary
It’s the moment every member of the audience has been waiting for. The black swan comes out, looks to the horizon with a defiant smile, and begins to turn round and round and round in a hypnotizing sequence that twirls you right into...Show More Summary
While being capable of imagining a 'black swan' event implies its non-existence; given the level of groupthink consensus agreement that the bond bull is dead, inflation is back, central banks are maxed out, and global fiscal stimulus...Show More Summary
Lionsgate's social media thriller XOXO is a project we first heard about more than five years ago, at which time screenwriter Mark Heyman (BLACK SWAN) was circulating the script with BLACK SWAN director Darren Aronofsky attached to produce. Show More Summary
These black swans surfing the waves at Queensland's Gold Coast are revisiting a Feministe Open Thread once more (last seen in December 2013). Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything you like over this month. Except what PEOTUS is up to - we can have separate threads for that. Read more ?
In the financial markets, black swans happen. They are, by definition, an unpredictable or unforeseen event, that comes with extreme consequences, but their "close cousin, the grey swan, can be envisaged," according to Nomura GlobalShow More Summary
It's very Black Swan.
From "the end of cash" to "Trump muzzling The Fed" to "Russia going on the warpath", Nomura unveils its unlikely-but-impactful grey swan scenarios for 2017... As Nomura writes, while we would like to be able to predict black swans, by definition they are unpredictable. Show More Summary
THEIR PRINCIPAL CHARACTERISTIC IS SURPRISE: Suppose It is a Black Swan?
Academy-Award winning actress Natalie Portman put her bump on full display this weekend during the DC premiere of her latest film Jackie. The Black Swan star went with a figure-hugging grey pencil-length jersey dress with ruching on the side. Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied are expecting their second child. The couple are parents to... Read More »
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are experiencing baby bliss after welcoming their second child together into the world. The Black Swan actress and her actor husband had a baby boy, and the name is still a secret. It's a boy! Mila Kunis...Show More Summary
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Rick Schwartz has produced some great, successful movies, includingThe Departed, Black Swan and Gangs of New York. But with Jerrick Media Holdings (founded with former Wall Street executive Jeremy Frommer), he’s shifting his focus to the online world. Schwartz explained the move by saying he’d “noticed that it was harder and harder to get people to go into theaters… Read More
Natalie Portman's Academy Award-winning role was just what horror needed.