The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
by Nassim Taleb is out. Reviews in the Wall Street Journal
, LA Times
, and Financial Times
. Just in time with those of us with a love of Hume's problem of induction, non-Gaussian distributions and financial intellectualism. Read an early draft of chapter 16, The Bell Curve, That Great
. Read Taleb's "philisophical and literary notebook."
Then, in a feat of metanarrative rarely seen outside of Metatalk, read his comments on comments on the book
. Previously on Metafilter: Languagehat has already made his thoughts on Taleb known
, it wasn't pretty, and someone with "vested interests in Taleb" responded
. Taleb, refreshingly, does not shy away from debates
about his work.
posted by geoff.
on Apr 30, 2007 -
Malcom Gladwell's got a new one in the New Yorker about a guy whose investment strategy positions him to profit from unlikely and scary random catastrophes like 9/11. Its' not on newyorker.com, but the story's subject
was kind enough to scan it and post it
posted by luser
on Apr 16, 2002 -