Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“The most prophetic voice of all.” —GQ
“The hottest thinker in the world.” —Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times (London)
“[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne.” —The Wall Street
“Idiosyncratically brilliant.” —Niall Ferguson, Los Angeles Times
About the Author
Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to problems of uncertainty, probability, and knowledge. He spent
nearly two decades as a businessman and quantitative trader before becoming a full-time philosophical essayist and
academic researcher in 2006. Although he spends most of his time in the intense seclusion of his study, or as a flâneur
meditating in cafés, he is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University’s Polytechnic
Institute. His main subject matter is “decision making under opacity”—that is, a map and a protocol on how we should
live in a world we don’t understand.
Taleb’s books have been published in thirty-three languages.
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