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Taleb, Nassim Nicholas 1960-

Overview
Works: 173 works in 811 publications in 22 languages and 16,585 library holdings
Genres: Quotations  Sayings 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: Q375, 003.54
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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 )

92 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 4,284 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. 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 )

70 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in 13 languages and held by 2,396 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"--. "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."
Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

73 editions published between 2001 and 2020 in English and held by 2,055 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
Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries in daily life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

29 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and Dutch and held by 1,335 WorldCat member 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 applies to all aspects of our lives. Nassim Nicholas Taleb pulls on everything from Antaeus the Giant to Hammurabi to Donald Trump to Seneca to the ethics of disagreement to create a tapestry for understanding our world in a brand new way. Among his insights: For social justice, focus on symmetry and risk sharing; Ethical rules aren't universal; Minorities, not majorities, run the world; You can be an intellectual yet still be an idiot; Beware of complicated solutions (that someone was paid to find); True religion is commitment, not just faith
The black swan : the impact of the highly improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2019 in English and held by 1,051 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
A new heuristic measure of fragility and tail risks : application to stress testing by Christian Schmieder( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,038 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
Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in English and held by 696 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 bed of Procrustes : philosophical and practical aphorisms by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

48 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 455 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 )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 330 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."--Jacket
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 241 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 : Konsequenzen aus der Krise by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

40 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black Swan is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, and The Bed of Procrustes . 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 essay, "On Robustness and Fragility," which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world. Elegant, startling, and universal in its applications, The Black Swan will change the way you look at the world. Taleb is a vastly entertaining writer, with wit, irreverence, and unusual stories to tell. He has a polymathic command of subjects ranging from cognitive science to business to probability theory. The Black Swan is a landmark book--itself a black swan. Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb "The most prophetic voice of all."--GQ Praise for The Black Swan "[A book] that altered modern thinking."--The Times (London) "A masterpiece."--Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired, author of The Long Tail "Idiosyncratically brilliant."--Niall Ferguson, Los Angeles Times " The Black Swan changed my view of how the world works." --Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate "[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne. ... We eagerly romp with him through the follies of confirmation bias [and] narrative fallacy." --The Wall Street Journal "Hugely enjoyable--compelling ... easy to dip into." -- Financial Times "Engaging ... The Black Swan has appealing cheek and admirable ambition." --The New York Times Book Review From the Hardcover edition
Der Schwarze Schwan : die Macht höchst unwahrscheinlicher Ereignisse by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in German and held by 188 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
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35 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes . Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas Taleb?veteran trader, renowned risk expert, polymathic scholar, erudite raconteur, and New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan?has written a modern classic that turns on its head what we believe about luck and skill. This book is about luck?or more precisely, about how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill?the world of trading? Fooled by Randomness provides captivating insight into one of the least understood factors in all our lives. Writing in an entertaining narrative style, the author tackles major intellectual issues related to the underestimation of the influence of happenstance on our lives. The book is populated with an array of characters, some of whom have grasped, in their own way, the significance of chance: the baseball legend Yogi Berra; the philosopher of knowledge Karl Popper; the ancient world's wisest man, Solon; the modern financier George Soros; and the Greek voyager Odysseus. We also meet the fictional Nero, who seems to understand the role of randomness in his professional life but falls victim to his own superstitious foolishness. However, the most recognizable character of all remains unnamed?the lucky fool who happens to be in the right place at the right time?he embodies the "survival of the least fit." Such individuals attract devoted followers who believe in their guru's insights and methods. But no one can replicate what is obtained by chance. Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? It may be impossible to guard ourselves against the vagaries of the goddess Fortuna, but after reading Fooled by Randomness we can be a little better prepared. Named by Fortune One of the Smartest Books of All Time A Financial Times Best Business Book of the Year
Le cygne noir : la puissance de l'imprévisible by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in French and held by 122 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
The bed of Procrustes : philosophical and practical aphorisms by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member 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."
Antifragilität : Anleitung für eine Welt, die wir nicht verstehen by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in German and held by 102 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
Skin in the game : hidden asymmetrics in daily life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member 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."
Hei tian e xiao ying by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El cisne negro : el impacto de lo altamente improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in Spanish and English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿Qué es un cisne negro? Un hecho improbable, impredecible y de consecuencias imprevisibles. El Cisne Negro del profesor Nassim Nicholas Taleb es best seller en el New York Times y Amazon.com. Un libro que cambiará la visión del mundo. ¿Qué es un cisne negro? Para empezar, es un hecho improbable, sus consecuencias son import antes y todas las explicaciones que se puedan ofrecer a posteriori no tienen en cuenta el azar y sólo buscan encajar lo imprevisible en un modelo perfecto. El éxito de Google y YouTube, y hasta el 11-S, son "cisnes negros". Con ironía, irreverencia y un profundo conocimiento de los caprichos del mundo real, un especialista en incertidumbre y matemático implacable nos conduce por los deliciosos vericuetos de lo improbable
 
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The black swan : the impact of the highly improbable
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Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the marketsThe black swan : the impact of the highly improbableFooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the marketsThe bed of Procrustes : philosophical and practical aphorismsDynamic hedging : managing vanilla and exotic optionsDer schwarze Schwan : Konsequenzen aus der Krise<>Hei tian e xiao yingEl cisne negro : el impacto de lo altamente improbable
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb French-Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician, former trader and risk analyst

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