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Taleb, Nassim Nicholas 1960-

Overview
Works: 122 works in 667 publications in 21 languages and 15,693 library holdings
Genres: Quotations  Sayings 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Contributor, Editor
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Most widely held works about Nassim Nicholas Taleb
 
Most widely held works by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The black swan : the impact of the highly improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

81 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Turkish and held by 4,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives. Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hardwired to learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities. We concentrate on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into consideration what we don't know. We are, therefore, unable to truly estimate opportunities, too vulnerable to the impulse to simplify, narrate, and categorize, and not open enough to rewarding those who can imagine the 'impossible.' For years, Taleb has studied how we fool ourselves into thinking we know more than we actually do. We restrict our thinking to the irrelevant and inconsequential, while large events continue to surprise us and shape our world. Now, in this revelatory book, Taleb explains everything we know about what we don't know. He offers surprisingly simple tricks for dealing with black swans and benefiting from them."--Jacket
Antifragile : things that gain from disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

38 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The acclaimed author of the influential bestseller The Black Swan, Nicholas Nassim Taleb takes a next big step with a deceptively simple concept: the "antifragile." Like the Greek hydra that grows two heads for each one it loses, people, systems, and institutions that are antifragile not only withstand shocks, they benefit from them. In a modern world dominated by chaos and uncertainty, Antifragile is a revolutionary vision from one of the most subversive and important thinkers of our time"--
Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

63 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work has shaken Wall Street thanks to its contention that much of what people perceive as skill playing the markets is often nothing more than luck
Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries in daily life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

23 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Dutch and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phrase "skin in the game" is one we have often heard but have rarely stopped to truly dissect. It is the backbone of risk management, but it's also an astonishingly complex worldview that, as Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows in this book, applies to literally all aspects of our lives. In his inimitable style, Taleb pulls on everything from Antaeus the Giant to Hammurabi to Donald Trump to Seneca to the ethics of disagreement to create a jaw-dropping tapestry for understanding our world in a brand new way
The black swan : the impact of the highly improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not all swans are white, and not all events--no matter what the experts think--are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world
A New Heuristic Measure of Fragility and Tail Risks: Application to Stress Testing by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper presents a simple heuristic measure of tail risk, which is applied to individual bank stress tests and to public debt. Stress testing can be seen as a first order test of the level of potential negative outcomes in response to tail shocks. However, the results of stress testing can be misleading in the presence of model error and the uncertainty attending parameters and their estimation. The heuristic can be seen as a second order stress test to detect nonlinearities in the tails that can lead to fragility, i.e., provide additional information on the robustness of stress tests. It
Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work has shaken Wall Street thanks to its contention that much of what people perceive as skill playing the markets is often nothing more than luck
The bed of Procrustes : philosophical and practical aphorisms by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

40 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses Taleb's view of modern civilization's hubristic side effects--modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery
Antifragile : things that gain from disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Recording )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'The black swan' Taleb outlined a problem, and in 'antifragile' he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. For what Taleb calls the 'antifragile' is actually beyond the robust, because it benefits from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension. The antifragile needs disorder in order to survive and flourish
Dynamic hedging : managing vanilla and exotic options by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dynamic Hedging is the definitive source on derivatives risk. It provides a real-world methodology for managing portfolios containing any nonlinear security. It presents risks from the vantage point of the option market maker and arbitrage operator. The only book about derivatives risk written by an experienced trader with theoretical training, it remolds option theory to fit the practitioner's environment. As a larger share of market exposure cannot be properly captured by mathematical models, noted option arbitrageur Nassim Taleb uniquely covers both on-model and off-model derivatives risks."--Jacket
Antifragilität : Anleitung für eine Welt, die wir nicht verstehen by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

33 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In seinem Weltbestseller "Der Schwarze Schwan" problematisierte Nassim Nicholas Taleb die zunehmende Unberechenbarkeit der Welt. Jetzt liegt sein wichtigstes Buch vor: In "Antifragilität" liefert Taleb die große, praktisch-philosophische Antwort auf die Herausforderungen unsicherer Zeiten. Nicht indem wir Zufälle und Ungewissheit um jeden Preis abzuwehren versuchen, gewinnen wir, sondern indem wir sie zu Stärken ummünzen. Bestand hat nur das Antifragile. Alles, was nicht antifragil ist, wird verschwinden. Antifragilität ist weit mehr als Robustheit oder Resilienz. Während das Widerstandsfähige im besten Fall einen Zustand beibehalten kann, wird das Antifragile besser und besser. Und es ist immun gegenüber falschen Vorhersagen. Warum kleine Strukturen besser sind als große, Stadtstaaten besser als Nationen, warum Schulden uns schaden und warum das, was wir als "effizient" bezeichnen, alles andere als effizient ist. Talebs Beispiele bedienen das ganze Spektrum von Finanzen und Wirtschaft, Politik, Wissenschaft und Privatleben. Multidisziplinär und mit großer Übersicht umreißt "Antifragilität" ein neues Denken für eine Welt, die bei allem Fortschritt niemals berechenbar sein wird
Der schwarze Schwan : Konsequenzen aus der Krise by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

38 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not all swans are white, and not all events -- no matter what the experts think -- are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world
Der Schwarze Schwan : die Macht höchst unwahrscheinlicher Ereignisse by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in German and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse dessen, was eigentlich nie passieren dürfte, was jedoch ständig geschieht und unser Leben gewaltig beeinflusst, was mithilfe statistischer Modelle permanent aus unserem Denken ausgeblendet wird
Anti-fragile : how to live in a world we don't understand by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The acclaimed author of the influential bestseller The Black Swan, Nicholas Nassim Taleb takes a next big step with a deceptively simple concept: the "antifragile." Like the Greek hydra that grows two heads for each one it loses, people, systems, and institutions that are antifragile not only withstand shocks, they benefit from them. In a modern world dominated by chaos and uncertainty, Antifragile is a revolutionary vision from one of the most subversive and important thinkers of our time
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34 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro trata de la suerte o, para ser más precisos, de cómo percibimos y aceptamos la suerte en nuestra vida y en los negocios. Enmarcado en el foro más llamativo en el que se confunde la suerte por las habilidades (el mundo de la intermediación bursátil), Taleb realiza un análisis cautivador de uno de los factores menos comprendidos de nuestra vida y pone de manifiesto nuestra excesiva confianza en la causalidad y en que todo lo que nos rodea es explicable
The bed of Procrustes : philosophical and practical aphorisms by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Recording )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the author's aphorisms that touch on the ideas about the hubris of modern society presented in such earlier works as "The Black Swan" and "Fooled by Randomness."
Le cygne noir : la puissance de l'imprévisible by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les cygnes noirs sont des événements aléatoires, hautement improbables, qui jalonnent notre vie ; ils ont un impact énorme, sont presque impossibles à prévoir, et pourtant, a posteriori, nous essayons toujours de leur trouver une explication rationnelle. L'auteur exhorte à ne pas tenir compte des propos des "experts", montre comment cesser de tout prévoir et comment tirer parti de l'incertitude
Skin in the game : hidden asymmetrics in daily life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan, a bold new work that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibilityIn his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.As always both accessible and iconoclastic, Taleb challenges long-held beliefs about the values of those who spearhead military interventions, make financial investments, and propagate religious faiths. Among his insights: For social justice, focus on symmetry and risk sharing. You cannot make profits and transfer the risks to others, as bankers and large corporations do. You cannot get rich without owning your own risk and paying for your own losses. Forcing skin in the game corrects this asymmetry better than thousands of laws and regulations.Ethical rules aren't universal. You're part of a group larger than you, but it's still smaller than humanity in general.Minorities, not majorities, run the world. The world is not run by consensus but by stubborn minorities imposing their tastes and ethics on others.You can be an intellectual yet still be an idiot. "Educated philistines" have been wrong on everything from Stalinism to Iraq to low-carb diets.Beware of complicated solutions (that someone was paid to find). A simple barbell can build muscle better than expensive new machines.True religion is commitment, not just faith. How much you believe in something is manifested only by what you're willing to risk for it.The phrase "skin in the game" is one we have often heard but rarely stopped to truly dissect. It is the backbone of risk management, but it's also an astonishingly rich worldview that, as Taleb shows in this book, applies to all aspects of our lives. As Taleb says, "The symmetry of skin in the game is a simple rule that's necessary for fairness and justice, and the ultimate BS-buster," and "Never trust anyone who doesn't have skin in the game. Without it, fools and crooks will benefit, and their mistakes will never come back to haunt them."
Hei tian e xiao ying by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gong fen wei si ge bu fen, Shi tu jie shi wo men dui yu"wo men suo bu zhi dao de shi wu"suo zhi dao de yi qie. Zuo zhe ti chu jian dan de ling ren chi jing de ji qiao, Xie zhu du zhe mian dui hei tian e xian xiang, Bing cong zhei xie yi wai de da shi jian huo yi
El cisne negro : el impacto de lo altamente improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qué es un cisne negro? Un hecho improbable, impredecible y de consecuencias imprevisibles. El Cisne Negro del profesor Nassim Nicholas Taleb es best seller en el New York Times y amazon.com. Un libro que cambiará la visión del mundo. ¿Qué es un cisne negro? Para empezar, es un hecho improbable, sus consecuencias son importantes y todas las explicaciones que se puedan ofrecer a posteriori no tienen en cuenta el azar y sólo buscan encajar lo imprevisible en un modelo perfecto. El éxito de Google y YouTube, y hasta el 11-S, son "cisnes negros". Con ironía, irreverencia y un profundo conocimiento de los caprichos del mundo real, un especialista en incertidumbre y matemático implacable nos conduce por los deliciosos vericuetos de lo improbable
 
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The black swan : the impact of the highly improbable
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Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the marketsThe black swan : the impact of the highly improbableFooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the marketsThe bed of Procrustes : philosophical and practical aphorismsDynamic hedging : managing vanilla and exotic optionsDer schwarze Schwan : Konsequenzen aus der Krise<>Hei tian e xiao yingEl cisne negro : el impacto de lo altamente improbable
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb Amerikaans filosoof

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Нассим Николас Талеб

Нассим Николас Талеб 1960-

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טאלב, נסים

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נאסים טאלב מסאי, סטטיסטיקאי, סוחר ומנתח סיכונים אמריקאי

نجيب, نسيم نيقولا 1960-

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탈렙, 나심 니콜라스 1960-

タレブ, ナシーム・ニコラス

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