2011 Goldstone Forum: Nassim Taleb

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 2:30pm

Huntsman Hall G06, 3730 Walnut Street

A literary essayist, distinguished professor, veteran derivatives trader and hedge fund manager, Nassim N. Taleb explores ways to live in a world we don't quite understand. His New York Times best-seller The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable uses a multi-disciplinary approach to examine the role of the black swan—a rare, unpredictable event that has a major impact—across philosophy, economics, finance, engineering, cognitive science and history. The book was hailed by The London Times as "one of the 12 most influential books since World War II." 

Taleb is also the author of Fooled by Randomness and The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms. His works have sold more than three million copies and are in print in over 30 languages. He currently holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at The Polytechnic Institute, New York University. He earned his MBA from Wharton and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Paris

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