Globally Renowned Risk Expert, Author, Businessman-trader
Predictions for 2020 and Beyond -
Risks & Rewards
Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to immersing himself in problems of luck, randomness, human error, probability, and the philosophy of knowledge. He transformed his interests into three successful careers - as a businessman-trader, a philosophical essayist, and an academic researcher. Although he spends most of his time as a ﬂâneur, meditating in cafés across the planet, he is currently Distinguished Professor at New York University's Polytechnic Institute.
Taleb’s books, Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan have been published in 31 languages with more than 3 million copies in print. The Black Swan idea is currently inspiring research papers in philosophy, statistics, psychology, economics, medical research, epidemiology, political science, and engineering. worldwide. The Black Swan was described in a review by the Sunday Times as one of the twelve most inﬂuential books since World War II.
Taleb is one of the few people who can both walk the walk and talk the talk. He both predicted the economic crisis that started in 2008 and made a personal fortune out of it. He specializes in making a living out of human's misunderstanding of uncertainty.
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” by the Nobel winner Daniel Kahneman in his last book.