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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Full Name: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Gender: Male
Hometown: Amioun
Born: 1960-01-01
Number of Works: 14
Taleb was a pioneering trader of complex financial derivatives, and his first major book was a treatise for practitioners. He has since delved into some of the themes that he encountered in that "laboratory" to consider randomness, especially the the epistemology of chance events, more broadly, and his more recent books have sought to make connections between the financial and more general manifestations of these phenomena. He crosses genres by mixing fiction, memoir, and philosophical parables with traditional non-fiction style and references to both humanistic and scientific traditions. See Wikipedia for more details.

ISBN: 1400063515, 9781400063512
Keywords: improbable, highly, impact, swan, black
Pages: 400
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 80%

A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives.Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hard
ISBN: 0812975219, 9780812975215
Keywords: life, markets, chance, role, randomness, hidden, fooled
Pages: 368
Published: 2001
  • Rating: 80%

“[Taleb is] Wall Street’s principal dissident. . . . [Fooled By Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther’s ninety-nine theses were to the Catholic Church.”–Malcolm Gladwell, The New YorkerFinally in paperback, the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about the markets and the world.This book is about luck: more precisely how we perceive luck in our personal and professional experiences. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill–the world of busin
ISBN: 0471152803, 9780471152804
Keywords: exotic, options, vanilla, managing, hedging, dynamic
Pages: 528
Published: 1997
  • Rating: 80%

Dynamic Hedging is the definitive source on derivatives risk. It provides a real-world methodology for managing portfolios containing any nonlinear security. It presents risks from the vantage point of the option market maker and arbitrage operator. The only book about derivatives risk written by an experienced trader with theoretical training, it remolds option theory to fit the practitioner's environment. As a larger share of market exposure cannot be properly captured by mathematical models, noted option arbitrageur Nassim Taleb uniquely covers both on-model and off-model derivatives risks.
ISBN: 0141191325, 9780141191324
Keywords: duo, randomness, fooled, swan, black
Pages: Unknown
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 9736699625, 9789736699627
Keywords: neagr, leb
Pages: 448
Published: 2007

Impactul foarte putin probabilului
ISBN: 014103825X, 9780141038254
Keywords: disaster, financial, account, classic, crash
Pages: 224
Published: 1954
  • Rating: 80%

Rampant speculation. Record trading volumes. Assets bought not because of their value but because the buyer believes he can sell them for more in a day or two, or an hour or two. Welcome to the late 1920s in the US. There are obvious and absolute parallels to the great bull market of the late 1990s, writes Galbraith in a new introduction dated 1997. Of course, Galbraith notes, every financial bubble since 1929 has been compared to the Great Crash, which is why this book has never been out of print since it became a bestseller in 1955. Galbraith writes with great wit and erudition about t
ISBN: 0470127317, 9780470127315
Keywords: street, wall, face, poker
Pages: 368
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 0470406755, 9780470406755
Keywords: differs, theory, practice, financial, birds, flying, lecturing
Pages: 256
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 60%

or the past few decades, the financial world has often displayed an unreasonable willingness to believe that "the model is right, the market is wrong," in spite of the fact that these theoretical machinations were largely responsible for the stock market crash of 1987, the LTCM crisis of 1998, the credit crisis of 2008, and many other blow-ups, large and small. Why have both financial insiders (traders, risk managers, executives) and outsiders (academics, journalists, regulators, the public) consistently demonstrated a willingness to treat quantifications as gospel? Nassim Taleb firs
ISBN: 0471792519, 9780471792512
Keywords: guide, practitioner, surface, volatility
Pages: 179
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 60%

Written by a practitioner for practitioners, The Volatility Surface examines why options are priced as they are and - starting from a powerful representation of implied volatility in terms of a weighted average of realized volatilities - explores the implications of various popular models for pricing.
ISBN: 1609613767, 9781609613761
Keywords: weight, loss, fitness, aging, teach, ancestors, evolution, diet, paleolithic, new
Pages: 224
Published: 2011
  • Rating: 40%

<DIV><DIV><DIV>Believe it or not, our DNA is almost exactly the same as that of our ancestors. While scientific advances in agriculture, medicine, and technology have protected man, to some degree, from dangers such as starvation, illness, and exposure, the fact remains that our cave-dwelling cousins were considerably healthier than we are. Our paleolithic ancestors did not suffer from heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or obesity. In fact, a good deal of what we view as normal aging is a modern condition that is more akin to disease than any natural state of growi