Nassim Taleb Discusses Anti-Fragility at Zurich Minds 2011

Last week I posted some videos of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan. A reader emailed me this talk he gave at Zurich Minds 2011 on anti-fragility that I thought I’d share here:

 

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Nassim Taleb and David Cameron: Building a “Black Swan-Robust” Society

Here’s Nassim Taleb, author of Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan, and current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, discussing what measures governments should take in order to create a more “Black Swan-Robust” society. Overall, I was impressed with Cameron’s questions and walked away thinking he has a handle on this stuff better than most politicians.

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Nassim Taleb on JP Morgan’s “London Whale”

Here’s a new BBC interview with Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan, on the JP Morgan trading loss:

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Video: The Art of Short Selling’s Kathryn Staley

The Art of Short Selling

The following lecture by Kathryn Staley, author of The Art of Short Selling was passed along via twitter. She covers her start in short selling and the things she looks for in finding good short sale candidates. She also gives a number of great examples from her experience shorting.

One thing I . . .

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Mike Wallace interviews Ayn Rand (1959)

I am a big fan of Ayn Rand and I was absolutely thrilled to come across this interview she did with Mike Wallace from 1959. She discusses the basis of her philosophy, objectivism, which was taking the United States by storm:

(h/t Ritholtz)

 

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