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Is China fragile?

The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, is a parable for unanticipated risk: the possibility of 'unknown unknown' events that no-one sees coming. In a new essay, The Calm Before the Storm, Taleb further posits that perceptions of risk are distorted by 'fragile stability.' Some countries (eg. Show More Summary

Baby Got Black (Swan)

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the Precautionary Principle and Genetically Modified Organisms

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Antifragile, Black Swan, and Fooled by Randomness, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about a recent co-authored paper on the risks of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the use of the Precautionary Principle. Show More Summary

Documenting the Damage on the Swiss Franc Fallout

I wanted to highlight the ‘damage’ or intense price movement on select FOREX pairs because – probably – we’ll never see another overnight move like this in our lifetimes. The Swiss Central Bank shocked the markets with a “Black Swan” announcement that they will no longer intervene to stabilize their currency against the Euro. For a great, [...]

The China Question: Great Power or Great Crash?

Julian Snelder Economics, China "Adult Chinese have living memory of crisis and struggle; that is an antidote against fragility." The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, is a parable for unanticipated risk: the possibility of 'unknown...Show More Summary

HERE IT IS: SocGen's Intense Chart With The Swans

Societe Generale is out with its latest quarterly chart of "swan" risks — a nd it's looking pretty ominous. Technically speaking, "black swan" risks are by definition nearly impossible to predict — and when they come, it's bad. But the...Show More Summary

Weekday Wrap-Up: Chinese Stocks, Gold, 2015 Black Swans, and Parallels to '97-'98 Crisis

Ned Schmidt believes hundreds of billions of US dollars being sold to buy Chinese stocks will crumble the greenback; Jeff Christian believes gold's secular bull market will continue this year; Don Coxe says greatest threat to stocks is another geopolitical black swan; and...

New Music: Dreaming in Sanskrit with Marti Nikko & DJ Drez

2 weeks agoFitness / Yoga : Yoganonymous

Black Swan Sounds is pleased to release Dreaming in Sanskrit (Feb. 17, 2015), the debut album from Marti Nikko. In collaboration with producer/turntablist (and her husband) DJ Drez, Marti has created a diverse collection of songs with a devotional focus … The post New Music: Dreaming in Sanskrit with Marti Nikko & DJ Drez appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.

From Black Swans to Grey Rhinos: Four Ways Academics Can Help Managers

As academics, our job is to help managers tune into the rustling leaves or cracking twigs of an approaching challenge -- or opportunity -- before it's upon them. To do that, we must focus on the parts of the environment that matter most,...Show More Summary

Natalie Portman Packs A Big Pistol In The Long-Delayed Jane Got A Gun! Get Your First Look HERE!

Natalie Portman isn't going to call her boyfriend Thor for this one! The Black Swan star is getting her own back in the first look at her much-delayed new film Jane Got A Gun. The western was originally intended to come out this past August, but a ton of cast and crew changes pushed the film all [...]

Nassim Taleb Would Counsel Entergy to Maintain Vermont Yankee’s Operating License

Nassim Taleb is a author and essayist whose 2007 book, The Black Swan, has been described in a review in the Sunday Times as one of the most influential books published since World War II. He often works to focus people’s attention on...Show More Summary

Nassim Taleb New Year's Resolutions Including 'Fast One Day Every Week On Average'

Not everyone is gung-ho about making New Year's resolutions on the 31st of December. Some struggle with coming up with goals, while others simply denounce the tradition. But not Nassim Taleb. The famed " Black Swan " tweeted a first draft of his resolutions for 2015. Show More Summary

Banking and Black Swans: How to Protect Yourself From the Tyranny of Uncertainty

The bank industry is dictated to a large extent by black swans. Thus, if you're going to invest in it, keep this unsettling reality in mind.

'Nutcracker' Soloist Misty Copeland On What It Takes To Survive In The Ballet World

Darren Aronofsky's 2010 psychological thriller, "Black Swan," portrayed an extreme version of the ballet world, depicting a notoriously competitive and high-pressure environment. Misty Copeland, soloist for the American Ballet Theatre, says her life is nothing like the film. Show More Summary

ROSENBERG: There's A 'Black Swan' Stewing In China

David Rosenberg, Chief Economist & Strategist at Gluskin Sheff, has identified a big risk looming out there in the global economy: The Chinese housing market. In the past, China's housing market was a key source of economic growth and jobs. Show More Summary

Natalie Portman Reveals No One Wanted to Hire Her After 'Star Wars'

Even though Natalie Portman has 46 acting credits to her name and an Academy Award for her work in Black Swan, she wasn’t always sure her career in Hollywood was going to work. In a piece from New York Magazine to remember and celebrate late director Mike Nichols, Natalie opened up about the struggle she [...]

Natalie Portman Reveals the Major Movie Role That Almost Ended Her Career

Post by Lauren Brown. Crazy to think that it's been four years since Natalie Portman starred in Black Swan, the acclaimed movie that won her a much deserved Oscar for "Best Actress" in 2011. But according to a new interview in New York magazine with Natalie, that Oscar almost wasn't possible because of one career choice. Show More Summary

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