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January 9, 2009

'The Limits of Statistics' — by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Constant readers will recall I've featured him and his work on more than one occasion in the past.

No doubt I'll do so in the future as well.

See what he has to say about statistics here.

In the video up top Taleb — Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University — explains "What is a 'Black Swan?'"

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One of my favorite lecturers. I usually hate lectures - boring, slow. I like those folks who speak at the speed my brain can hear, and don't insult me by reading slides, but use them to punctuate ideas.

Taleb is a supreme thinker. There's a video of him and Benoît B. Mandelbrot (think fractals) discussing the world economy. Both are very, very concerned. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLFkQdiXPbo

Posted by: mattpenning | Jan 10, 2009 12:46:37 AM

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