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Taleb, Nassim Nicholas 1960-

Overview
Works: 91 works in 536 publications in 21 languages and 14,084 library holdings
Genres: Quotations  Sayings 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, 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 )

173 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 4,562 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
Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

74 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,049 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
Antifragile : things that gain from disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,889 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"--
The black swan : the impact of the highly improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,109 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
Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 688 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 )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents 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. Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized. With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness. From the Hardcover edition
Antifragile : things that gain from disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Recording )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 465 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 )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 324 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 in 2012 in English and held by 175 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
The bed of Procrustes : philosophical and practical aphorisms by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Recording )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the author's aphorisms that touch on the ideas about the hubris of modern society presented in such earlier works as "The Black Swan" and "Fooled by Randomness."
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 WorldCat member 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 46 WorldCat member 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
The impact of the highly improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member 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
Le hasard sauvage : des marchés boursiers à notre vie, le rôle caché de la chance by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent Risk : Lectures on Fat Tails, (Anti)Fragility, and Asymmetric Exposures by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antifragile les bienfaits du désordre by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cygne noir la puissance de l'imprévisible ; suivi de Force et fragilité : réflexions philosophiques et empiriques by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿Existe la suerte? las trampas del azar by Nassim Nicholas Taleb( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro trata de la suerte o, para ser más precisos, de cómo percibimos y aceptamos la suerte en nuestra vida y en los negocios. Enmarcado en el foro más llamativo en el que se confunde la suerte por las habilidades (el mundo de la intermediación bursátil), Taleb realiza un análisis cautivador de uno de los factores menos comprendidos de nuestra vida y pone de manifiesto nuestra excesiva confianza en la causalidad y en que todo lo que nos rodea es explicable
The barbell prescription : strength training for life after forty by Jonathon M Sullivan( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member 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
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 Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. The Heuristic Applied to the Outcome of Macroeconomic Stress Tests for the Largest U.S. BanksC. Case Study II: The Simple Heuristic Applied to Public Debt; 2. Overall Fragility of Banks; 3. Change in Net Debt Under Various Scenarios; IV. How to Apply the Simple Heuristic in IMF Stress Tests; 4. Illustration of Debt Dynamics Under Various Scenarios; 5. The Simple Heuristic as an Integral Part of Stress Test Frameworks; V. Conclusion; Appendices; I. Details on Macroeconomic Bank Stress Test; II. Details on Public Debt Stress Test; References
 
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The black swan : the impact of the highly improbable
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. 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 1960-

Нассім Ніколас Талеб

Талеб, Нассим Николас 1960-

Талеб, Нассим Николя

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טאלב, נסים

טאלב, נסים ניקולס

טלב, נסים

טלב, נסים ניקולס

נאסים טאלב

نجيب, نسيم نيقولا 1960-

نسيم طالب، 1960-

نسيم نقولا طالب

نسیم طالب

نسیم نقولا طالب نویسنده لبنانی-آمریکایی

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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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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 optionsNarren des Zufalls : die verborgene Rolle des Glücks an den Finanzmärkten und im Rest des LebensThe impact of the highly improbable¿Existe la suerte? las trampas del azar