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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Leading Essayist, Philosopher of Randomness and Researcher

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a leading essayist, philosopher of randomness, researcher, and practitioner of financial mathematics. He has devoted his life to immersing himself in problems of luck, randomness, human error, probability, and the philosophy of knowledge.

"A giant of Mordern thought ... Now the hottest thinker in the world" London Times

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

In detail

As a pioneer of complex financial derivatives, he had a lengthy and successful career as a senior Wall Street trader, before he began his philosophical career as an epistemologist of chance, and focused on the development of his "black swan theory" of unexpected rare events. A polymath, he taught in fields so far apart as the psychology of uncertainty and human error, and the pricing of financial derivatives and has been called a "philosopher-trader-statistician-psychologist". He transformed his interests into three successful careers - as a man of letters, a businessman-trader-risk manager, and a university professor.

What he offers you

Nassim specialises in uncertainty and errors in human knowledge, teaching us how to deal with and how to benefit from unpredictability.

How he presents

A naturally inspirational orator, Nassim gets amongst his audiences around the world to motivate and personally inspire them.


He presents in English and French.

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  • Unexplainable Randomness
  • The World's Economy
  • Chance and Dynamics of Historical Events
  • The Future
  • Learning to Expect the Unexpected


  • 2018
    Skin in the Game
  • 2012
  • 2010
    The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
  • 2007
    The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
  • Fooled by Randomness
  • 2006
    The Volatility Surface
  • 1997
    Taleb on Risk: Dynamic Hedging

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