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Why The Next Black Swan Will Turn Into A Flock

Authored by Mark St.Cyr, I was on the phone the other day with a friend, who is also my accountant. We’ve been friends going on 30 years. Once in a while our discussions will veer off into what is commonly known as “shop talk” whereShow More Summary

"Greed & Fear Are Great Teachers" Black Swan Author Tells Graduates "Always Have Skin In The Game"

Outspoken author and fund manager Nassim Taleb gave his first commencement speech at the American University in Beirut, offering advice on judging success, the importance of self-respect, what greed and fear can teach, the uselessness...Show More Summary

‘Orphan Black’ Recap: Season 4, Episode 7, ‘The Antisocialism of Sex’

Sarah goes on a bender, and Rachel sees swans as the clones grieve for Kendall Malone

Saudi Officials Crackdown On FX Market As Currency Peg Starts To Strain

As we warned previously, the devaluation, or breaking of the Saudi Riyal peg to the dollar, could be the black swan event for crude oil and the recent weakness in SAR forwards - while not as violent as Nigeria's Naira - certainly signals a renewed market fear that breaking the peg is imminent. Show More Summary

Black Swans Won't Kill Your Business: Micro-Risks Will

People worry about rare, but dramatic events. It's the same for business managers. Recent research shows that when it comes to costly disruptions, it's the small things can add up to be the most expensive, not the black swans.

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Here is what you need to know. A black swan event in oil could send prices to $25 a barrel. Bank of America Merrill Lynch's commodities research team says continued dollar strength could cause a black swan in the oil market. The team...Show More Summary

BUSINESS AND LIFE WORK BEST THROUGH LUCKY ADVENTURES, or WHY WE NEED ADVENTURE ZONES

To succeed, you have to be lucky. To be lucky, you have to go on lots of adventures. I've just been re-reading one of my favorite thought-provoking - and sometimes irritating - books, The Black Swan. One of Taleb's characteristically sharp remarks jumped out at me. Show More Summary

The 'black swan event' that could send oil to $25 a barrel

Oil's had a pretty good year. The commodity's seen a nice rally in light of a weaker US dollar, stronger economic data from China, decreasing non-OPEC production, and a continued rise in demand. Both WTI crude and Brent crude were around...Show More Summary

POLL: Who Wore It Better — Pink Or Natalie Portman In Black Swan??

Left: Natalie Portman's iconic goth ballerina costume in the 2010 drama Black Swan. Right: Pink during her high-flying performance of Just Like Fire during the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. These looks are so similar, we just gotta ask… [Image via FOX/WENN.]

Is Trump Leading an Intra-Party Coup Rather Than a Political Realignment?

If you want to make a case that Donald Trump can win the presidency in November without huge "black swan" events like another 9/11 or Great Recession, and you don't buy dumb polls suggesting Trump's actually very popular among Latinos, then you are driven to one of two intersecting theories. ... More »

Black Swan Events: A Double-Edged Sword for Supply Chain Resiliency Proponents

Categories: Sponsored Article, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Risk, Supply Risk Management Tags: Sourcing & Categories, viewpoint In 2011, the unthinkable occurred in Japan. A massive earthquake triggered aShow More Summary

A new podcast from Mic and The Economist aims for a global perspective on the 2016 election

To Americans, the rise of Donald Trump might feel like a singular historical event, something unpredictable even by the most astute of political observers. (Nate Silver called Trump a Black Swan.) Italians, however, might see Trump as...Show More Summary

PA team of the week: Foxes, Swans, Black Cats & a Magpie join a Man United defender (Video)

The Press Association have released their Premier League of the week on Monday. The XI includes two players apiece from Swansea, Leicester and Sunderland. Starting with the Swans, who stunned West Ham with a 4-1 away win, defender Klye Naughton and midfielder Ki both made the cut. Jamie Vardy returned from a two game suspension […]

Donald Trump, The Black Swan

The “Black Swan”: The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight. Show More Summary

Martin Scorsese May Direct New George Washington Biopic, ‘The General’

Back in 2012, The General, a biopic about George Washington, was attached to Darren Aronofsky. At the time, Aronofsky, still riding off the wild success of his Oscar-winning Black Swan, seemed inseparable from the project. Variety reported that The General was “a film that Aronofsky is eager to make” and it was positioned to be Black Swan’s immaculate followup. […]

Vincent Cassel Goes Shirtless on Beach in Brazil

Vincent Cassel steps out of the water on Tuesday (April 26) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 49-year-old Black Swan actor went shirtless on the shore as he spent the sunny day splashing around with his family. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Vincent Cassel After running around in the waves, Vincent paused for [...]

Ballet Beautiful is (finally!) launching group classes

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The celeb-fave studio founded by Mary Helen Bowers (AKA the ballerina who trained Natalie Portman for "Black Swan") is making big moves in NYC.

Cats doing ballet is probably the best thing on the internet right now

As remarkable as it might be, ballet isn’t for just anybody. I’ve seen Black Swan. I know it takes years of practice and plenty of sacrifice to master it. If you’re a human, that is. If you’re a cat, it probably comes natural to you, and you can do ballet whenever you like. Show More Summary

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Bloomberg: RBS Sees China `Black Swan' Risk From Loans for Non-Bank Finance. Chinese banks’ surging lending to non-bank financial institutions such as fund managers may pose a “black swan” risk for the nation’s financial system, according to Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc. Show More Summary

10 Sunday Reads

My easy like Sunday morning reads: • Fantasy Math Is Helping Companies Spin Losses Into Profits (NYT) • Black Swan Siren Song (PensionPartners) • Increase Your Return on Failure (HBR) • The $38 Million CEO Who Out-Earned His CompanyShow More Summary

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