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Nassim Taleb

Comfort With Discomfort

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Dylan Ratigan

On my trip across the country last summer -- having fled the news desk for a life of promoting kale, veterans, and kale-growing veterans -- I carried what I fervently believe to be a very important book, Nassim Nicholas Taleb's Antifragile.

Suggestive Leadership: A Civic View

Wassim Israwi | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business
Wassim Israwi

I believe every person has the ability to lead. Everyone has something to offer. What makes this person rise and 'be known' is the formation of a perfect storm of favorable circumstances, a window of opportunity, the right time and place, and let's not forget: luck.

Christopher Whalen and the Bet on Small Banks

Robert Teitelman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Traditional banking is a difficult, commoditized service business, shorn of products that make fat profits. That's the reality that no one ever speaks of when they cry out to revive Glass-Steagall or when they wax poetic about the joys of small-town banking.

Lessons From Cairo: Stand Up And Be Counted!

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

The Egyptians have opened this door for others as well. This is an important and powerful moment for each one of us, for it is in claiming our own authority to count in the matters of life; conscious life begins.

Is Black Swan the Worst Movie of the Year?

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Peter Schwartz

Black Swan is one of the worst movies ever, truly an embarrassment to the high standard Nassim Taleb has set for all topics Black Swan-related.

A Walk Through Paris With Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Taleb has been criticized, but he tells it as he sees it, whether or not everyone agrees.

The Other Black Swan

Robert Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

The world is full of White Swans -- if only one knows where to look for them. To prove my point, I boldly make the following predictions. I guarantee all of them will come true within the coming year.

Fed Policymakers 'Do Not Understand Risk' Says Taleb

Bloomberg | Erik Schatzker and Jeff Kearns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The risks stemming from the Federal Reserve's efforts to stimulate the economy through bond purchases are "humongous" and the central bank doesn't ful...

William Alden

Basel Won't Prevent Another Financial Crisis, Mervyn King Says | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, criticized the recent Basel III requirements, which increase the minimum amount of capital that banks mu...

Shahien Nasiripour

Federal Reserve 'Will Be Gone' In 25 Years, Top Financial Mind Predicts, Despite Geithner's Vote Of Confidence | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A mere half-hour after Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner praised the "necessary" and "very substantial" actions of the Bush and Obama administration...

Washington May Be Broken Now, But the Future Is Up for Grabs

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Politics is ugly, always has been but the framers invented a government that would embody all the messy contradictions without threatening the collapse of the system.

Nassim Taleb: Debt Spreading "Like Cancer" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Author and New York University professor Nassim Taleb told CNBC this morning reporters that the world's debt problems were spreading "like cancer" -- ...

Greenspan's Testimony: Will the 'Maestro' Face the Music?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Greenspan will attempt to obfuscate. He will condescend, lecture, and distract. For the sake of the country, and to understand how we arrived here, the Angelides Commission must not allow that to happen.

Planning for a World of Black Swans

Kenneth A. Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth A. Posner

Volatility is the result of market economies, global capital flows, and ever more powerful information technology -- and thus a price we pay for innovation and growth. Better that we learn to live with it, than try to wish it away.

Wall Street: Terminators in the Casino

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Wall Street's been a high-risk thrill ride for years, enriching for some but empty of deeper meaning and divorced from underlying value. The "flash crash" didn't break the market, but it did reveal fault lines.

'Black Swan' Author Nassim Taleb Suggests Warren Buffett's Success May Just Be Luck

CNBC | Alex Crippen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nassim Taleb says there isn't enough evidence to show that Warren Buffett's skill, and not his good luck, is responsible for the billionaire's enormou...

Nassim Taleb, 'Black Swan' Author: Bernanke And Geithner Fired Should Have Been Fired | Le-Min Lim and Bob Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Nassim Taleb, author of "The Black Swan," questioned why Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, and Treasury Secretary Tim ...

The Financial Crisis: Economists And Politicians Who Got It Right (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Financial prognostication has a notoriously shoddy track record (We're looking at you, Jim Cramer!). But did anyone actually see the financial cri...

My Letter Addressing the Guardian's Distortions

Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

I used to think that the US press was guilty of distortions. Recent events changed my mind, as UK anti-Cameron papers tried to cut and paste from my talk to weaken him by trying to demonize me.

Taleb`s Value to a Politician

Pablo Triana | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pablo Triana

The composer of "The Black Swan" used the occasion to say certain things to conservative British politician David Cameron that instantly and rabidly captured the headlines

Why Nassim Taleb is the True Predictor of this Crisis

Pablo Triana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pablo Triana

We all seem to want to know who among us really saw the mayhem coming.

Roubini, Taleb Talk Economic Recovery, Risk Of Second Recession On CNBC (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two of the most prominent market cynics appeared on CNBC this morning. Nouriel Roubini -- affectionately known as "Dr. Doom" -- was CNBC's guest host,...

Sam Stein

Nassim Taleb Rips Summers, Geithner, Bernanke (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of earliest and most outspoken experts who warned of disaster before the nation plunged into an economic crisis called out the president Monday fo...

Once More, we get Killed by "Experts"

Pablo Triana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pablo Triana

The credit crisis was the result of rampant iatrogenics. The term literally means physician-induced. An iatrogenic death, or disease, would be one caused by the doctor.

Arianna Guest Hosts Squawk Box: Interviews Jim Grant, Nassim Taleb, and Roger Altman, Discusses The New Financial Euphoria

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Arianna guest-hosted CNBC's Squawk Box Wednesday morning, joining Black Swan author Nassim Taleb, former Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman, and J...