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
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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
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, [...]
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
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
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...
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.
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 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 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
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
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.
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
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
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 [...]
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