Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

@nntaleb

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Flaneur: probability (philosophy), probability (mathematics), probability (real life), Phoenician wine, deadlifts & dead languages. Uber rating ~4.9

Joined on September 28, 2011
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2. in country Lebanon and category Writer

35. in country Lebanon and category Celebrities

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372. in category Writer

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2) Sartre also had the decency to write to the Nobel committee asking for his name to be removed from consideration. His refusal was not an ex post free option.

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The minute you have an affiliation, you are no longer to be trusted with your opinion. The patron saint of intellectuals Jean-Paul Sartre declined the Nobel Prize in Lit because did not want to be “institutionalised”. His opinions would reflect on the Nobel & vice versa.

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Also PREASYMPTOTICS, the topic of STAT CONS OF FAT TAILS https://t.co/nGhbvi9Ys4

Also PREASYMPTOTICS, the topic of STAT CONS OF FAT TAILS https://t.co/nGhbvi9Ys4

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Forgot that I discussed ergodicity in The Black Swan! Second edition, 2009.

cc:@ole_b_peters https://t.co/OAdc0MOBRF

Forgot that I discussed ergodicity in The Black Swan! Second edition, 2009. cc:@ole_b_peters https://t.co/OAdc0MOBRF

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"If you detect a repressed smile on the salesperson's face, you paid too much for it." - Nassim Taleb #wisdom

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You do not want to be "cancelled" by
1) Your barber
2) Your butcher
3) The owner of your favorite restaurant

The rest can go f*** themselves.

#BeingIndependent https://t.co/ea9INKnMKw
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You do not want to be "cancelled" by 1) Your barber 2) Your butcher 3) The owner of your favorite restaurant The rest can go f*** themselves. #BeingIndependent https://t.co/ea9INKnMKw

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Quoted @nntaleb

As you get richer, you can feel safer, & don't give a f**ck of what people think (if you invest safely). As you get more *prominent*, get an academic or political position or some accolade (Nobel prize), you are much more vulnerable as you have much further to fall.

Reminder: You do not become free by becoming prominent. You will be canceled if you stray from the monoculture. As in Kundera's *Joke*, they will find something you said somewhere that you don't even remember. Your public "apologies" will make you look even more vulnerable. https://t.co/H4yy1eMOvi

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I mean PPP is a fraud and I agree with @PeterSchiff

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Quoted @PeterSchiff

I said from day one that the #PPP would be rife with fraud. None of the 600 asset management firms that got "loans" needed the money. They got paid to retain workers they had no intention of firing. I could have taken the free money myself, but didn't want to lie to obtain it.

Fraud, again. https://t.co/cqXinAWMNo

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Was teaching orthopedic residents today. I borrowed from @nntaleb (never cross a river on avg 4 ft) Told them never trust that a nerve structure is on average “x” cm away from your landmark. Know the lower bound (and even then be careful)

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Must be f'>1

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It is always embarrassing to fail to solve something when one's picture is on it. https://t.co/j3cM9tnL6q

It is always embarrassing to fail to solve something when one's picture is on it. https://t.co/j3cM9tnL6q

In case it rains.
[Note that all non-math related commentators will be blocked] https://t.co/TIijGQkpER

In case it rains. [Note that all non-math related commentators will be blocked] https://t.co/TIijGQkpER

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Quoted @Heinonmatti

@DavidSalazarVir I have faint recollections this was discussed in RWRI12 by the Russians, but I lacked too much context to understand any of it back then. Was this the essence of the Karamata point..? Is this a sensible strategy? @nntaleb @financequant @brenorb @NonMeek https://t.co/vexAi0FEkF

@DavidSalazarVir I have faint recollections this was discussed in RWRI12 by the Russians, but I lacked too much context to understand any of it back then. 

Was this the essence of the Karamata point..? Is this a sensible strategy? @nntaleb @financequant @brenorb @NonMeek https://t.co/vexAi0FEkF

The best approach is to eyeball the "Karamata point". You can recognize it when you see it. No other approach works as well. @Heinonmatti https://t.co/TqElZV0P9j

Quoted @CNNBrasil

BREAKING NEWS: Bolsonaro testa positivo para Covid-19 https://t.co/2K1ymNJ7OB

BREAKING NEWS: Bolsonaro testa positivo para Covid-19 https://t.co/2K1ymNJ7OB

Early virus denial got Boris Johnson, Bolsonaro so far. A few left... https://t.co/HilrCLrETv

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Heuristics for an unhappy country (by @nntaleb 2017): 1) People equate wealth with rent seeking; they feel that getting rich is taking something away from someone else. 2) Power, prestige, & wealth are associated with a high ranking government position, such as minister. 3) ...

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Quoted @BjornLomborg

Have you Pre-Ordered your copy? False Alarm will convince you that everything you think about climate change is wrong -- and points the way toward making the world a vastly better, if slightly warmer, place for us all. Pre-Order: https://t.co/E8O3zcHKEe https://t.co/DNF5ysFqxr

Have you Pre-Ordered your copy?

False Alarm will convince you that everything you think about climate change is wrong -- and points the way toward making the world a vastly better, if slightly warmer, place for us all.

Pre-Order: https://t.co/E8O3zcHKEe https://t.co/DNF5ysFqxr

The "if slightly warmer" part gives away that this MUST be rubbish Why? Nonlinearity. You can't just kick up the earth a couple degrees like a thermostat and expect no disruptive cascades https://t.co/cKrRlQz32p

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Press release: Pandemics and Forecasting: Seeing the Way Forward via the Taleb/Ioannidis Debate https://t.co/MXuuJT0V2y #COVIDー19 #pandemicforecasting #forecasting @pierrepinson @nntaleb @spyrosmakrid

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Quoted @darrenrovell

JUST IN: Harvard announces all course instruction will be taught online for the 2020-21 academic year. Undergraduate tuition of $49,653 remains the same.

Evidence that people pay for the Chanel brand to impress their neighbors, not for the underlying quality. It is all about buying certification, not knowledge. https://t.co/5TGq9LRSF3

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