Nassim Nicholas Taleb

#49194 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The best test of whether someone is extremely stupid (or extremely wise) is whether financial and political news makes sense to him. .

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#49191 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Intelligence consists in ignoring things that are irrelevant. .

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#49228 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Few understand that procrastination is our natural defense, letting things take care of themselves and exercise their antifragility. .

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#49188 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

When conflicted between two choices, take neither. .

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#49209 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The fragile wants tranquility, the antifragile grows from disorder, and the robust doesn't care too much. .

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#49131 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Forecasting by bureaucrats tends to be used for anxiety relief rather than for adequate policy making. .

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#49199 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

We are robust when errors in the representation of the unknown and understanding of random effects do not lead to adverse outcomes —fragile otherwise. .

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#49230 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

What is nonmeasurable and nonpredictable will remain nonmeasurable and nonpredictable ... no matter how much hate mail I get. .

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#49134 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

While in theory randomness is an intrinsic property, in practice, randomness is incomplete information. .

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#49205 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Modernity has replaced ethics with legalese. .

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#49224 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

When some systems are stuck in a dangerous impasse, randomness and only randomness can unlock them and set them free. .

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#49118 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Random House, 2008, .

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#49128 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

There is no effective difference between guessing a variable that is not random, but for which information is partial or deficient (...), and a random one (...). In this sense, guessing (what I don't know, but what someone else may know) and predicting (what has not taken place yet) are the same thing. .

Nassim Nicholas Taleb - There is no effective difference between guessing a variable that is not random, but for which information is partial or deficient (...), and a random one (...). In this sense, guessing (what I don't know, but what someone else may know) and predicting (what has not taken place yet) are the same thing. views: 14 Nassim Nicholas Taleb art quotes
#49227 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

[A] theory is a very dangerous thing to have. .

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#49101 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

It does not matter how frequently something succeeds if failure is too costly to bear. .

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#49119 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

I disagree with the followers ofand those of : the reason free markets work is because they allow people to be lucky, thanks to aggressive trial and error, not by giving rewards or "incentives" for skill. .

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#49153 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

People used to wear ordinary clothes weekdays, and formal attire on Sunday. Today it is the exact reverse. .

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#49181 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The sucker’s trap is when you focus on what you know and what others don’t know, rather than the reverse. .

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#49193 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

We learn the most from fools ... yet we pay them back with the worst ingratitude. .

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#49148 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Procrastination is the soul rebelling against entrapment. .

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