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Taleb, Nassim Nicholas 1960-

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Works: 109 works in 380 publications in 6 languages and 12,547 library holdings
Genres: Quotations 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: Q375, 003.54
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Most widely held works by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The black swan : the impact of the highly improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( Book )
62 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 3,940 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." -- Book jacket
Antifragile : things that gain from disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( Book )
21 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 2,013 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. Praise for Nicholas Nassim Taleb "[This] is the lesson of Taleb. and also the lesson of our volatile times. There is more courage and heroism in defying the human impulse, in taking the purposeful and painful steps to prepare for the unimaginable."--Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point "[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne."--The Wall Street Journal "The most prophetic voice of all. [Taleb is] a genuinely significant philosopher. someone who is able to change the way we view the structure of the world through the strength, originality and veracity of his ideas alone."--GQ "Changed my view of how the world works."--Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate"--
Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( Book )
38 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,282 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 black swan the impact of the highly improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,173 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
Fooled by randomness the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 699 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
Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in the markets and in life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the roles of probability, luck, and risk in the markets and in life, examining how and why the attempt to determine cause and effect is continually hampered by random occurrences and our emotional responses to them
The bed of Procrustes : philosophical and practical aphorisms by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents 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. Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized. With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness. From the Hardcover edition
Antifragile things that gain from disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 367 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 )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 302 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." --Book Jacket
A new heuristic measure of fragility and tail risks application to stress testing by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 209 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 also shows how the measure can be used to assess the robustness of public debt forecasts, an important issue in many countries. The heuristic measure outlined here can be used in a variety of situations to ascertain an ordinal ranking of fragility to tail risks
Anti-fragile : how to live in a world we don't understand by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 187 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
Der Schwarze Schwan : die Macht höchst unwahrscheinlicher Ereignisse by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 136 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
The bed of Procrustes philosophical and practical aphorisms by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 110 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."
Antifragile [things that gain from disorder] by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Examples of Antifragility: When you stress your body by lifting a big weight, your body gets stronger. New York has the best restaurants in the world because particular restaurants are always going bust, making the aggregate stronger and stronger, or antifragile. Evolution is antifragile. Certain business and investment strategies are antifragile. Older things tend to be more antifragile than newer ones -- because they've been exposed to more Black Swans"--
Le cygne noir : la puissance de l'imprévisible by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in French and held by 104 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
Hei tian e xiao ying by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narren des Zufalls : die verborgene Rolle des Glücks an den Finanzmärkten und im Rest des Lebens by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De Zwarte Zwaan : de impact van het hoogst onwaarschijnlijke by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Dutch and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essay over de onzin van economische en andere voorspellingen en onze gebrekkige perceptie van de werkelijkheid
Antifragilität : Anleitung für eine Welt, die wir nicht verstehen by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 46 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 )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Taleb, Nassim.
Taleb, Nassim 1960-
Taleb, Nassim N.
Taleb, Nassim N. 1960-
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas.
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas 1960-
Талеб, Нассим Николас 1960-
タレブ, ナシーム・ニコラス
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English (198)
German (23)
French (4)
Chinese (4)
Dutch (3)
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