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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb spent twenty-one years as a risk taker before becoming a researcher in philosophical, mathematical, and practical problems with probability. Although he spends most of his time as a flâneur, meditating in cafés across the planet, he is currently Distinguished Professor at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. His books, part of a multivolume collection called Incerto, have been published in thirty-six languages. Taleb has authored more than fifty scholarly papers as backup to Incerto, ranging from international affairs and risk management to statistical physics. Having been described as “a rare mix of courage and erudition,” he is widely recognized as the foremost thinker on probability and uncertainty. Taleb lives mostly in New York.
godine života: 11 septembra 1960 predstavlja



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Interestingly, almost all these large corporations were located in the most capitalist country on earth, the United States. The more socialist a country’s orientation, the easier it was for the large corporate monsters to stick around. Why did capitalism (and not socialism) destroy these ogres?

In other words, if you leave companies alone, they tend to get eaten up. Those in favor of economic freedom claim that beastly and greedy corporations pose no threat because competition keeps them in check. What I saw at the Wharton School convinced me that the real reason includes a large share of something else: chance.

But when people discuss chance (which they rarely do), they usually only look at their own luck. The luck of others counts greatly. Another corporation may luck out thanks to a blockbuster product and displace the current winners. Capitalism is, among other things, the revitalization of the world thanks to the opportunity to be lucky. Luck is the grand equalizer, because almost everyone can benefit from it. The socialist governments protected their monsters and, by doing so, killed potential newcomers in the womb
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Mathematics is to knowledge what an artificial hand is to the real one; some amputate to replace.
Иванов Алексейje citiraoпре 2 године
At the present time, one person is dying of diabetes every seven seconds, but the news can only talk about victims of hurricanes with houses flying in the air.


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Очень крутой концепт Антихрупкости, который можно применять абсолютно ко всему (политика, экономика, образование). Очень много отсылок к древнегреческим мифам, но в целом если эти отсылки пропускать, то читать будет не так скучно. Ну ещё одна и та же мысль раскрывается бесчиленное множество раз на похожих примерах, что тоже может надоесть.
Есть довольно много крутых идей кроме антихрупкости, но есть и весьма подозрительные (типа авто считает, что антидепрессанты это чаще зло).

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    Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder
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    I have decided to read this book to get some more insights in the statistics. But at the end I have get so much more about mathematics, economics, sociology and even philosophy. I would say this is definitely much more than just a book, this is an entire course of introduction into the science about reflection. I am definitely going to reread it again.

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