Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Who is Nassim Taleb ?

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Christian Lebanese born in 1960 , a writer an essayist, scholar and former practitioner of mathematical finance a former Wall Street trader as well as a professor in risk engineering. He is best known as the author of the book 'The Black Swan' , a book about uncertainty, published in 2007 and completed in 2010.Taleb has had three distinct careers, built around what he calls "epistemic limitations and constraints": probability, uncertainty and the fragility of human knowledge, which he packaged as the theory of Black Swan Events. He holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in management science from the University of Paris (Dauphine). He speaks English, French, Arabic, Italian and Spanish and reads Greek, Latin and ancient Hebrew.

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