“The Black Swan changed my view of how the world works.” – Daniel Kahneman
“Idiosyncratically brilliant.” – Niall Ferguson
Nassim Taleb has devoted his life to immersing himself in problems of luck, randomness, human error, probability and the philosophy of knowledge. He specializes in uncertainty and errors in human knowledge, teaching us how to deal with and benefit from unpredictability.
Making a living out of human’s misunderstanding of uncertainty, he both predicted the economic crisis that started in 2008 while making a personal fortune out of it.
Named one of Bloomberg’s 2011 “50 Most Influential People”, his Black Swan idea is currently inspiring research in the fields of philosophy, statistics, psychology, economics, medical research, epidemiology, political science and engineering. His latest book Antifragility introduces the idea of how to exploit disorder and chaos and benefit from Black Swans.