Gabriel Coarna

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Lebanese-American author and flaneur (“a man who saunters around observing society”). Taleb spent more than two decades as a risk trader before becoming a researcher in philosophical, mathematical and (mostly) practical problems with probability. He has completed 600,000 option trades and now specializes in the mitigation of tail risk. Author of the multivolume INCERTO: The Bed of Procrustes, Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Antifragile and Skin in the Game (2018), where he covers broad faces of uncertainty, from randomness to luck, human error, risk and decision-making (“incerto” comes from the latin “incertus” - “uncertain”). Taleb has also written more than 50 scholarly papers in statistical physics, statistics, philosophy, ethics, economics, international affairs, and quantitative finance, all around the notion of risk and probability. He’s currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering (quarter time position), and scientific advisor at Universa Investments. In 2015, Taleb started Real World Risk Institute, LLC together with a few like-minded people, with the mission to revolutionize education by making it closer to the practitioner model. Real World Risk Institute grants a Mini-Certificate in Real-World Risk, about how to make decisions under uncertainty. The program is dedicated to risk professionals, analysts, professional risk takers, and generally curious people who want to understand fragility, antifragility and probability problems in an interactive environment. Taleb refuses all honors and anything that turns knowledge into a spectator sport. Motto: If you see fraud and don't shout fraud, you are a fraud.

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Books Recommended by Gabriel Coarna

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets

by Sudhir Venkatesh

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

by Michael Pollan

Joseph Anton: A Memoir

by Salman Rushdie

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

by Leonard Mlodinow

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

by Dan Ariely

Open: An Autobiography

by Andre Agassi

The Sports Gene

by David Epstein

Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment

by Yanis Varoufakis

The Last Lecture

by Randy Pausch

Choose Your Own Autobiography

by Neil Patrick Harris

Last Words

by George Carlin

Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens

by Eddie Izzard

Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

by Brent SchlenderRick Tetzeli