Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb is an author, essayist, statistician, and Lebanon-American risk analyst, mathematical training. Currently residing in the United States, United Kingdom, and Lebanon, he is known for being a financial market leader, being a professor at the Polytechnic Institute of the University of New York and president of the investment company Empirica, also acting as an advisor to the Universa group. Taleb's books deal with unpredictable uncertainties and events. He calls "black swans" great events that are unexpected and bring together great consequences, good or bad. As examples, he cites the September 11, 2001, World War I and internet attacks. The author proposes that one can benefit and even grow with certain unforeseeable events. Taleb would have made his fortune with the 1987 crash (Black Monday) and would have made money in later crises.

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