by John Edwards In business, a black swan is an extreme event that flies in—seemingly from out of nowhere—to disrupt normal operations. Since a black swan is difficult (some would argue impossible) to predict, few organizations think about preparing for the possibility. However, the risks of inaction are high and the costs [...]
Black swans fly in flocks, y'all.
She's just like the rest of us! Mila Kunis appears to be a big fan of Bachelor in Paradise — one contestant in particular! Recently Ashley Iaconetti gave a shout out to the Black Swan star's hubby Ashton Kutcher, saying how contestant Jared Haibon looks liked a cross between Kutcher and Joe Jonas and apparently that's "totally [...]
Who knew Mila Kunis was such a die-hard Bachelor fan?! Yes, we have the Black Swan star to thank for this epic photo of husband Ashton Kutcher standing in front of a TV screen for a side...
Kylie’s got sudden bangs, Rita Ora applies her trademark thirst to this Black Swan getup, and FKA twigs dresses for a black tie roll in the hay If you had to F/M/K these 2015 VMA red carpet looks, which would you pick? Read more...
You can't say Nassim Taleb didn't warn you: the outspoken academic-philosopher, best known for his prediction that six sigma "fat tail", or black swan, events happen much more frequently than they should statistically (perhaps a main...Show More Summary
The only person standing in your way is you. With Fantastic Fest coming up very soon, MondoCon will be hosting their 2nd annual expo also in Austin, Texas. One of the big items Mondo will be selling at their own Con this year is a brand...Show More Summary
A hedge fund advised by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the man who popularized the "black swan theory," made a killing on Monday. The Wall Street Journal's Juliet Chung reports that Mark Spitznagel's Miami-based Universa Investments was up 20% on Monday. Show More Summary
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Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times/Getty Images Lebanese-American essayist Nassim Nicholas Taleb at a session on “Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable” during the Literature Festival on January 24, 2015 in Jaipur, India. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of “The Black Swan,” apparently practices what he preaches. His hedge fund, Universa Investments, reportedly booked a 20% […]
Not everyone loses money when the markets fall. Take 36 South for example. The London-based hedge fund's Black Swan strategy gained 234% in the chaos following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, and the firm is back making money...Show More Summary
Healthcare industry incumbents comfortable with their seemingly intractable position are mostly oblivious to an unprecedented array of "A" players with sophisticated investment capital behind them jockeying to undermine their most profitable lines of business. Show More Summary
Chinese consumers with a taste for rich cakes and pizza are fuelling demand for foreign cheese. ||| Beijing - At the upmarket Black Swan bakery in Beijing, where well-heeled customers browse rooms of glass cases displaying elaborate layered Western-style cakes, Jin Yuchen is buying a birthday cake for his mother. Show More Summary
Once upon a time, Panagiotis Lafazanis had a plan to save Greece. On July 14, just two days after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sold out the Greek referendum "no" vote by agreeing to a shockingly punitive bailout deal in Brussels, Lafazanis convened a meeting of Syriza party "rebels" at a hotel in Athens. Show More Summary
"Wealth management products in China have come under the spotlight after a series of missed payments raised concerns over the shadow banking sector that often directs credit to firms shut out from bank lending or capital markets," Reuters...Show More Summary
British pop quartet Little Mix performed on the Teen Choice Awards tonight, dropping a little secret potion via “Black Magic.” Perrie Edwards, recently not getting married to Zayn Malik, held it down in a Good Swan Black Swan ensemble. Shout to powering through after a breakup! Read more...
There was a moment last year while preparing to do my first Swan Lake, as a soloist with American Ballet Theatre in Australia, that I realized, this is it. This is why I've worked so hard for the last 19 years -- to be the ballerinaShow More Summary
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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