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Taleb, Nassim Nicholas 1960-

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Works: 123 works in 623 publications in 21 languages and 15,254 library holdings
Genres: Quotations  Sayings 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Editor, Contributor
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Publications about Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publications by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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 )
183 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 21 languages and held by 4,584 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. In this revelatory book, Taleb explains everything we know about what we don't know, and this second edition features a new philosophical and empirical essaym "On Robustness and Fragility," which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world"--Jacket
Antifragile : things that gain from disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )
67 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,168 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 )
62 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,938 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( file )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,089 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
Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries in daily life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )
14 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Dutch and held by 739 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
Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( file )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 690 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 )
35 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 504 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( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 468 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 324 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
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 173 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"--
The bed of Procrustes : philosophical and practical aphorisms by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Presents the author's aphorism that touch on the ideas about the hubris of modern society presented in such earlier works as "The Black Swan" and "Fooled by Randomness." 2010
Skin in the game : hidden asymmetrics in daily life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( file )
3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 65 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."
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 58 libraries worldwide
Force et fragilité réflexions philosophiques et empiriques by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Dans Le cygne noir, l'auteur soulevait le fait qu'une certaine catégorie d'événements historiques successifs demeure impossible à prévoir et à évaluer. Cet essai va plus loin au coeur des problèmes philosophiques et empiriques et se penche sur les mesures concrètes pour faire face aux limites de la connaissance, en particulier à la lumière de la crise économique de 2008
Le hasard sauvage comment la chance nous trompe by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( file )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Sui ji de zhi fu xian jing : jie kai sheng huo zhong de ji lu zhi mi by Ta Lei Bo( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 29 libraries worldwide
The impact of the highly improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
What have the invention of the wheel, Pompeii, the Wall Street Crash, Harry Potter and the internet got in common? Why are all forecasters con-artists? And, what can Catherine the Great's lovers tell us about probability? This book shows us how to stop trying to predict everything and take advantage of uncertainty
The barbell prescription : strength training for life after forty by Jonathon M Sullivan( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
This book "directly addresses the most pervasive problem faced by aging humans: the loss of physical strength and all its associated problems - the loss of muscle mass, bone mineral loss and osteoporosis, hip fractures (a terminal event for many older people), loss of balance and coordination, diabetes, heart disease related to a sedentary lifestyle, and the loss of independence. [It] maps an escape from the usual fate of older adults: a logical, programmed approach to the hard work necessary to win at the extreme sport of Aging Well. Unlike all other books on the subject of exercise for seniors, 'The Barbell Prescription' challenges the motivated Athlete of Aging with a no-nonsense training approach to strength and health -- and demonstrates that everybody can become significantly stronger using the most effective tools ever developed for the job." --Page [4] of cover
Silent Risk : Lectures on Fat Tails, (Anti)Fragility, and Asymmetric Exposures by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
A New Heuristic Measure of Fragility and Tail Risks: Application to Stress Testing by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 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
 
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Alternative Names
Nassim Nicholas Taleb Amerikaans filosoof
Nassim Nicholas Taleb filosofo, saggista e matematico libanese
Nassim Nicholas Taleb US-amerikanischer Philosoph
Nassim Taleb
Taleb N. N.
Taleb N. N. 1960-
Taleb, Nassim.
Taleb, Nassim 1960-
Taleb, Nassim N.
Taleb, Nassim N. 1960-
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas.
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas 1960-
Taleb, Nessim Nicholas 1960-
Taleb, Nissim Nicholas 1960-
Ṭalīb, Nasīm Nīqulla Naŷīb 1960-
Насим Талеб
Нассим Николас Талеб
Нассим Николас Талеб 1960-
Нассім Ніколас Талеб
Нассім Ніколас Талеб американський есеїст, математик, трейдер ліванського походження
Талеб Нассим Николас
Талеб, Нассим Николас 1960-
Талеб, Нассим Николя
Նասիմ Նիկոլաս Թալեբ
טאלב, נסים
טאלב, נסים ניקולס
טלב, נסים
טלב, נסים ניקולס
נאסים טאלב
נאסים טאלב מסאי, סטטיסטיקאי, סוחר ומנתח סיכונים אמריקאי
نجيب, نسيم نيقولا 1960-
نسيم طالب، 1960-
نسيم نقولا طالب
نسیم طالب
نسیم نقولا طالب نویسنده لبنانی-آمریکایی
നസീം നിക്കോളാസ് താലിബ്
ნასიმ ნიკოლა ტალები
나심 니컬러스 탈레브 미국의 경영학자, 통계학자
탈레브, 나심 니콜라스 1960-
탈렙, 나심 니콜라스 1960-
タレブ, ナシーム・ニコラス
ナシム・ニコラス・タレブ
納西姆·尼可拉斯·塔雷伯
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Polish (9)
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Russian (4)
Czech (2)
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